Walter Scott, Jr. Pathway Scholarship Program


The goal of the Walter Scott, Jr. 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 are recent high school or GED graduates and 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:

  • Auto Body Technology
  • Automotive Technology

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

  • Full payment of two years of tuition, fees, room and board estimated at up  to  $12,000 each year.
  • Access to books and tool forgivable loan program based on financial need.
  • 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.

Once awarded scholarship recipients need to complete the following to maintain the scholarship:

  • Live on campus in a living-learning environment
  • Maintain at least a cumulative 2.0 GPA 
  • Register for 12 or more credits per semester
  • Attend career development activities
  • Meet regularly with the Scott Pathway Director
  • Participate in one of the following- 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.

Recipients will receive a scholarship over two years for the cost of attendance that may include tuition, fees, books, tools, living expenses and on campus room and board. The scholarship amount is calculated based on the number of credit hours enrolled in per semester and can be combined with other scholarships and financial aid.

Recipients need to be continuously enrolled in a Skilled Technology  Program as outlined above, maintain at least a cumulative 2.0 GPA and meet the requirements of the Scott Scholar Program.


  • Apply by October 31, 2022, for priority consideration