Scholarships – Financial Aid – Grants

The construction industry and its many partners make a lot of scholarships available. Many companies, unions, and other professional groups offer scholarships for employees’ children, but that’s just the beginning.
You can find great information about scholarships from the Oregon Office of Student Access and Completion (OSAC) ( and Washington State Scholarships and Grants ( You can also ask the colleges and universities directly about the scholarships they offer.

Financial Aid

A trade school grant is not the same thing as a student loan or a scholarship. Student loans are exactly what their name implies – they are loans that need to be repaid with interest. Scholarships, on the other hand, don’t need to be repaid but usually have strict requirements for receiving them.

Grants, on the other hand, are free, no-strings-attached money. They are usually awarded on the basis of economic need – that is, organizations give grants to people who need the money for their educations. Sorting through the different categories of grants takes time and effort, but it pays off in dollars and in opportunities. For more information, click HERE: