Walter Scott, Jr. Career Pathway Scholarship Program

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The goal of the Walter Scott, Jr. Career Pathway Scholarship Program (SPS) is to support Career and Technical Education students along an educational pathway leading to high-skill, high-demand, high-wage careers in their local community.

Potential scholarship recipients must be recent high/home school or GED graduate 21 years old or younger at the time of application, and pursuing a career in an approved program of study, requiring a two-year degree or less. The approved programs of study include:

  • Advanced Manufacturing Design Technology
  • Auto Body Technology
  • Automotive Technology
  • Construction Technology
  • Diesel Technology
  • Drafting & Design Technology
  • Electrical Technology
  • Energy Technology
  • Heating, Air Conditioning & Refrigeration
  • Heavy Equipment Operator Technician
  • Welding Technology

The Walter Scott, Jr. Career Pathway Scholarship Program (SPS) provides recipients:

  • The potential to receive up to $12,000 an academic year (2 years maximum) for tuition, fees, room, and board
  • Potential to apply for additional funds for books, tools, and fees
  • A Scott Pathway Director at the Hastings Campus to assist students programmatically, socially, and with career development.
  • Special enrichment opportunities to support learning and career development outside of the classroom including a summer bridge program.

Walter Scott, Jr. Career Pathway Scholarship requirements include:

  • Live on campus in a dedicated living-learning environment
  • Maintain a cumulative GPA of 2.0 or higher 
  • Register for 12 or more credits per semester
  • Attend career development activities
  • Meet regularly with the Scott Pathway Director
  • Participate in a paid sponsorship, internship, apprenticeship, or employment in a program-related field
  • Meet eligibility requirements to work in the United States

Preference will be given to students with a demonstrated career interest and program alignment, proven resiliency and work ethic, and financial need as determined by the FAFSA. However, financial need is not required.

Scholarship Deadline:

  • Apply by November 4, at 5 p.m. CST to be considered for the 2023 Spring term
  • Apply by March 1 to be considered for the 2023-24 academic year