There are several ways to support SkillsUSA through charitable giving. See the options below:
SkillsUSA Mission Support
Core mission support provides organizational resources to promote skilled trades through 1. expanded curriculum and product development; 2. increased membership and marketing; and 3. enhanced support for 60 state associations and more than 20,000 classrooms in the United States, Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands. Mission support also provides SkillsUSA vital organizational capacity; infrastructure enhancements; financial stability and flexibility; and continuous evaluation and systems improvements. Funding Core Mission Support demonstrates your commitment to inspiring the next generation of skilled workers.
SkillsUSA Hope Fund
The SkillsUSA Hope Fund provides emergency scholarships for individual students in crisis to further their trade education, and for chapters affected by natural disasters.
Marsha Daves Memorial Scholarship Fund
During Marsha Daves’ SkillsUSA career she filled many roles, including: first recipient of the Marsha Daves Lifetime Achievement Award, SkillsUSA Board of Director member, Chair of the State of Oklahoma Director’s Association, recipient of the Honorary Life Award, and her final role as Director of Education and Training with the national SkillsUSA staff. To the students and colleagues that were able to work with Marsha, her role was truly an educator, advisor, and mentor.
The Marsha Daves Memorial Scholarship recognizes how our student leaders use the personal skills they develop to be a team member, leader, employee, citizen and an effective individual that fulfills the mission of SkillsUSA. This is an annual merit-based $1,500 scholarship for college/postsecondary education to a state officer in memory of the legacy left by our champion Marsha Daves.
James Bullard Memorial Scholarship Fund
On Feb. 9, 2020 SkillsUSA Alumni and Friends Association Region III Board Representative, James W. Bullard, passed away unexpectedly. James was a past Kentucky state officer and longtime SkillsUSA Alumni and Courtesy Corps volunteer.
To honor James, The SkillsUSA Alumni and Friends Association is offering a $500 scholarship in his memory. The James Bullard Memorial Scholarship will provide a travel scholarship for a qualified SkillsUSA member who signs up to volunteer with the National Courtesy Corps at the National Leadership and Skills Conference.
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