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Scholarships For Women In Construction

March 27, 2023 | Member Submitted

The SkillPointe Foundation, chaired by Incline Village resident Laura Petrucci, and the Home Depot Foundation announced an investment of $200,000 in trade school scholarships for women, in celebration of Women in Construction Week (March 5-11). The Home Depot Foundation’s Path to Pro Scholarship for Women by SkillPointe Foundation will provide $4,000 in financial assistance to women entering or currently enrolled in construction trades programs.

There are nearly 400,000 unfilled construction roles nationwide, with The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statics reporting only 11% women construction workers.

“The Home Depot Foundation has invested more than half of a million dollars in trade school scholarships to extend support beyond our training programs and help bridge the opportunity gap for more students seeking high-earning careers,” said Shannon Gerber, The Home Depot Foundation’s executive director. “We’re proud to have trained more than 39,000 trades professionals and awarded nearly 200 trade school scholarships to-date, and we’re thrilled to continue that momentum with an intentional focus on women.”

The SkillPointe Foundation will partner to administer the scholarships nationwide. “We are thrilled to share this opportunity with residents of the Lake Tahoe/Northern Nevada area, and honored to help increase the presence of women in the trades,”  said Laura Petrucci, Board Chair of The SkillPointe Foundation. “Through our partnership with The Home Depot Foundation, we have provided skills training scholarships for hundreds of aspiring construction industry workers from coast to coast.”

Recipients will be selected based on requirements including:

  • Candidate must be female
  • Candidate must be a high school graduate or have a GED equivalent
  • Candidate must intend to enroll or be currently enrolled in an accredited construction trade college or postsecondary program in the U.S.

To learn more and apply for The Home Depot Foundation’s Path to Pro Scholarship for Women by SkillPointe Foundation, please visit https://www.myscholarship.app/the-home-depot-foundations-path-to-pro-scholarship-for-women

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