Workforce Development Scholarship

Thank you to all the students that applied- we received 9 qualified applications and will announce the winners in the coming months once all recipients are notified via their awards ceremonies through their schools.


These scholarships are to provide a path to working in the trade industry. Two $500 scholarships will be awarded to qualified individuals pursuing a career, in any of the following fields: Construction, Plumbing, Electrical, Automotive, Industrial, Manufacturing, Welding, Culinary, I.T. or other similar positions.


  • Open to 2024 High School Graduates (Early and Regular Date graduates accepted)
  • Be a permanent resident of one of our five service area counties: Flathead, Glacier, Lake, Lincoln, Sanders
  • Must have plans to pursue work in the above industries in one of our service areas
  • Must have a minimum of a 2.5 GPA
  • Must provide two letters of recommendations, one of which must be a high school level teacher. If homeschooled, one must be an unrelated individual with whom you have had an educational relationship. The other recommendation must come from an individual who can recommend you based on your work ethic through employment, athletics, volunteerism, or family support.

Scholarship #1 – Educational Advancement within the Trades
$500 towards tuition and/or supplies to a vocational college or training program. Program must be accredited. Example) FVCC’s Welding and Fabrication Technology, CAS

  • Scholarship will be paid directly to the institute, where you are enrolled, in Fall 2024,

Scholarship #2 –Trade Tools/Equipment Set-up
$500 towards necessary tools, supplies and equipment required to begin an entry level position in the trade of choice. Example). Tool belt, tools and steel toed shoes

  • Scholarship will be awarded to the recipient via gift card to the applicable store.

Required Documents:

  • Application
  • Two Letters of Recommendation, can use the attached form or an equivalent
  • High School Transcript, photocopies accepted

This scholarship will re-open February 2025




Camas Creek Contracting
Bass Electric
Integrated Security Solutions, Inc
Mr Rooter Plumbing of Kalispell
GSS Electric, Inc.
Pierce Manufacturing Inc.


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