May 16th, 2012
We are pleased to announce the winners of the Student Leadership Development and the Sharon Melton Meyers Memorial scholarships. The winners of the Student Leadership Development Scholarship will each receive $1300 to attend Leverage and Activate training in Kansas City. The Sharon Melton Myers Memorial SkillsUSA Scholarship fund provides $500 to graduating SkillsUSA members the opportunity to continue their education in college or technical school.
2012 Student Leadership Development Scholarship
- Stephen DeVito, Sussex County Technical School, Sparta, N.J. (Activate)
- Anthony Hamblin, Tennessee Technology Center – Oneida/Huntsville (Leverage)
- Connor Johnson, Eaton ISD Career Preparation Center, Charlotte, Mich. (Leverage)
- Ruby Ramirez, Cibola High School, Yuma, Ariz. (Leverage)
2012 Sharon Melton Myers Memorial Scholarship
- Andrew Jones, Area 31 Career Center/Ben Davis High School, Indianapolis, Ind.
- Jessica Pilkey, McMinn Career Technical Center, Athens, Tenn.
These and other scholarship opportunities can be found on our website: www.skillsusa.org/students/scholarships.shtml
Congratulations to our winners!
May 14th, 2012
The mikeroweWORKS Foundation, in partnership with SkillsUSA, is proud to announce a new scholarship opportunity for SkillsUSA members who have competed and placed first in their state association competition. Get the details here: www.skillsusa.org/supporters/mikerowe2.shtml. A total of 50 $1,000 scholarships will be awarded. The application deadline is June 1.
April 30th, 2012
The 2012 NTHS Scholarship recipients have been announced. Each will receive a $1,000 scholarship from NTHS. There were 138 applicants for this year’s scholarships.
High School Recipients
- Jennifer Trevino, Dubiski Career High School, Cosmetology, Grand Prairie, Texas
- Izaak Noman, Canadian Valley Technology Center, Computer Aided Drafting, Chickasha, Okla.
- Christianne Durham, Meridian Technical Charter High School, Electronics Technology, Meridian, Idaho
- Kimberly Reed, Mid-Coast School of Technology, CNA, Rockland, Maine
Congratulations to each of the recipients!
February 28th, 2012
Through a donation from the Sharon Melton Myers Memorial Fund, SkillsUSA and the McMinn County Vocational Center SkillsUSA Alumni Association are offering a $500 scholarship to a SkillsUSA student in memory of Sharon Melton Myers. The Sharon Melton Myers Memorial SkillsUSA Scholarship fund will provide graduating SkillsUSA members the opportunity to continue their education in college or technical school.
Sharon Ruth Melton Myers was an active member of the McMinn County Vocational Center SkillsUSA Chapter from 1985 through 1988. During that time, Sharon participated in local, state and national SkillsUSA activities. She served as a local officer in 1986 and 1987, Tennessee state secretary in 1986-87 and national president in 1987-88. Sharon also participated in the Chapter’s Opening and Closing Team in 1986, 87 and 88. Following graduation from McMinn High in 1988, Sharon continued as an active supporter of SkillsUSA, serving as a national officer trainer for several years. Sharon was active in establishing a Tennessee SkillsUSA alumni charter and constitution while attending David Lipscomb College in Nashville. Sharon was totally committed and dedicated to the ideals of SkillsUSA and actively worked for the advancement of this youth leadership organization.
A judging committee composed of Catherine Melton and National SkillsUSA staff will review the nominations and select the national winner.
Candidates may nominate themselves. All nominations must include two letters of recommendation from any of the following individuals: a) instructors; b) SkillsUSA advisors; c) state association director; d) community leader. A nomination form can be downloaded from SkillsUSA’s website here. Nominations must be postmarked by April 30.
If you have questions, please contact Christen Battaglia (703) 737-0627 or
February 1st, 2012
The Technology & Maintenance Council (TMC) of the American Trucking Associations is offering five truck technician scholarships (diesel technology) in partnership with WyoTech, the University of Northern Ohio and Lincoln Technical Institute.
Scholarship applicants are to be sponsored by a TMC member. TMC members are throughout the United States. Scholarship information and applications along with contact information are available online at: http://tmc.truckline.com.
The scholarships are part of an ongoing effort by TMC’s Professional Technician Development Committee (PTDC) to promote and enhance the professionalism of commercial vehicle technicians.
Application deadline is March 15, 2012 and awards will be announced by April 15, 2012.
December 15th, 2011
Online applications are available for the State Farm Good Neighbor Scholarships at: www.26seconds.com.
Interested students should take action as soon as possible, as there is a 360 application limit. High school seniors with a GPA of 2.5-3.2 can apply for the 26, two-year, $2,500 per year, scholarships to be used for higher education or technical school attendance. The scholarships are provided by the State Farm Companies Foundation.
November 14th, 2011
There are several scholarships opportunities available for students on the SkillsUSA website. Please pass the word.
National Technical Honor Society Scholarship (four @ $1,000 each) – Deadline, April 1, 2012 – go to: www.skillsusa.org/students/nths.shtml
Sharon Melton Myers Memorial Scholarship ($500) – Deadline, April 30, 2012 – go to: www.skillsusa.org/downloads/PDF/scholarships/smmscholarship.pdf
Alumni Merit Scholarship (two @ $500 each) – Deadline, May 15, 2012 – go to: www.skillsusa.org/supporters/alumnischolar.shtml
June 14th, 2011
The mikeroweWORKS Foundation, in partnership with SkillsUSA, recently provided a new scholarship opportunity for SkillsUSA members who placed first in their state association contests this year. Twenty $1,000 scholarships have been awarded to offset costs of travel and conference participation. Winners will also have the opportunity to attend a luncheon with a member of the mikeroweWORKS Foundation staff. The winners are:
- Justin Holbrooks, Wood County Technical Center in Parkersburg, W.V.
- Josie Colonna, Monmouth County Career Center in Freehold, N.J.
- Brittany Belgarde, Helena High School in Helena, Mont.
- Forrest Barker, Suwannee-Hamilton Tech. Center in Live Oak, Fla.
- Carrick Ashworth, Sabin Schellenberg Center in Milwaukie, Ore.
- Forrest Teague, Lawrence County Center of Technology in Moulton, Ala.
- Luzbeth Rodriguez, Warwick Area Career and Technical Center in Warwick, R.I.
- Forrest Smith, Warwick Area Career and Technical Center in Warwick, R.I.
- Nina Palombo, Chariho Regional High School in Wood River Junction, R.I.
- Kelli Green, Kamiah High School in Kamiah, Ore.
- Pamela Roberts, Sullivan South High School in Kingsport, Tenn.
- Heidi Smith, H. C. Wilcox Technical High School in Meriden, Conn.
- Scott Eckensberger, Seminole Vocational Education Center in Seminole, Fla.
- Drew Forrest, Spring Lake Park High School in Spring Lake Park, Minn.
- Terri Haupt, Seminole Vocational Education Center in Seminole, Fla.
- Bryanna Auverson, Lewiston Senior High School in Lewiston, Idaho
- Monica Briner, Highland Community College Technical Center in Atchison, Kan.
- Supansa Banker, Washtenaw Community College in Ann Arbor, Mich.
- Julian Ellison, Carver-Scott Educational Cooperative in Chaska, Minn.
- Brian Murphy, Communications High School in Wall, N.J.
June 1st, 2011
The mikeroweWORKS Foundation, in partnership with SkillsUSA, is announcing a new scholarship opportunity for SkillsUSA members who have placed first in their state association contests this year. The scholarship is to provide support for state contest winners who have insufficient chapter, school or community resources to participate in the 2011 National SkillsUSA Championships.
Twenty $1,000 scholarships will be given away to offset costs of travel and conference participation. Winners will also have the opportunity to attend a luncheon with a member of The mikeroweWORKS Foundation staff.
Acceptance is based on a one-page narrative submitted by the student and a letter of support from the student’s advisor or state association director. Applications must be postmarked by June 3. Winners will be notified the following week.
For additional information and the application form, please link to www.skillsusa.org/supporters/mikerowe2.shtml