Scholarships for High School Students

Scholarships for High School Students

Are you a high school student trying to find money to pay for your career college education? Are you planning to attend one of the approximately 400 participating career school campuses  across the country? The Imagine America High School Scholarship Program can help.

The Imagine America Foundation created its Imagine America High School Scholarship Program in 1998 to provide scholarships for high school students. This annual scholarship program has helped thousands of high school seniors afford a career education at hundreds of career schools across the United States. Each year, every high school in the United States and Puerto Rico may nominate up to five graduating seniors to receive a $1,000 Imagine America scholarship!

The Foundation works with more than 20,000 high school counselors across the country. Graduating high school seniors who meet the recommended guidelines are eligible to receive a $1,000 tuition discount that can be used at career colleges participating in the Imagine America Scholarship Program throughout the nation.

2023 HS Senior Deadline: OUR 2023 HIGH SCHOOL APPLICATION RUNS FROM SEPTEMBER 2022 - DECEMBER 2022 - You have until Dec. 2023 to apply - but the sooner the better!

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What kinds of careers can you choose with a scholarship?

First of all, congratulations on looking into scholarships for trade schools and career colleges. We help students all over the country connect with the right vocational and technical colleges that focus on career skills. If you already have your mind (and heart) set on becoming independent and able to take care of yourself after high school, now's the time to take advantage of training opportunities that align with your goals.

Every student has their own dreams, but there are several growing fields that allow students to earn a living and enjoy their jobs. Here are a few promising areas of career training you may want to consider:

Health care and medical. This career path offers many entry-level careers for students. Whether you want to become a medical assistant and then work your way into nursing, or pursue other paths such as billing and coding or dental assisting, you have options.

Mechanical sciences. Like to work with your hands? Consider auto mechanics or working in renewable energy. The need for wind turbine technicians across the United States is growing dramatically. This type of career can be great for students who have the ability to travel. Working as an auto mechanic can also give you skills that are needed everywhere people have cars, which is pretty much everywhere!

Business and arts. The worlds of business and arts are not going away any time soon — or probably ever. High school students seeking scholarships to career and technical colleges can also take business- and arts-focused programs. If you are business-minded, consider an associate, diploma or certificate program in accounting, administrative skills or another business-related area. This will help get your foot in the door for entry-level jobs while you plan your next steps up.

Students with artistic talent also have a place in many areas of today's workforce. Whether you want to work in graphic design, marketing, film and television, or another industry, our scholarships for career college students may be able to help you, too!

Ready to plan your first "adult" steps?

You already know that life can be stressful. That's why we want to help make things a little bit easier for students who are getting ready for their first big life step: job training. Not only can we guide you through the scholarship process, but we can also help you understand the financial aid process and how to survive in school.

Let's get you started on the road to success. Become an Imagine America member — and apply for our career college scholarship for high school students today!