Only recent high school graduates who meet the following recommended guidelines should apply:
- Likelihood of successful completion of postsecondary education
- High school grade point average of 2.5 or greater
- Financial need
- Demonstrated voluntary community service during senior year
What Kinds of Programs & Careers Can Scholarship Recipients Pursue?
It can be so confusing sometimes to find the right direction to go in life. Luckily, there are several jobs you can aim for with the help of our scholarships to trade schools and career colleges for high school graduates. If you're on your way towards graduation, feeling excited, nervous, and anticipating what it's going to be like when you're on your own - just remember, we're here for you too! Whether it's through our awards that reach up to $1,000, the resources we offer student members, or our Roadmap to Student Success.
Once you complete your technical, trade school, or career college education, that's when the real fun begins, right? Don't worry, we'll be here for you too when it's time to search for jobs, prep for your first interview, and learn ways you can maximize your true professional potential.
Here are some types of careers that career colleges and trade schools can prepare you for:
Information Technology. How long have you heard that technology careers are the future? Believe it. That's why many career colleges have IT programs that can help you jump into many types of entry-level positions.
Mechanics. Are you a pro at working with your hands? Do all your friends ask you to work on their cars? Yep, you might want to check out an auto mechanic program. And we have access to plenty of them through our career college partners all over the U.S.
Healthcare. This is one of the fastest-growing fields you can choose. Plus, you can pick from career college programs in:
- Medical Assisting
- Medical Billing & Coding
- Dental Assistant
- And more!
Business. Do you have the next big idea that people will love? Or do you have an interest in a specific area, such as accounting or administrative work? We can connect you with certificate, diploma, and associate's programs that can help you learn the foundational concepts you can use to qualify for your first professional job.
Arts. The arts have never been more advanced than they are now, with digital tools that artists of previous generations would have never imagined. There are career and technical colleges that can help you learn graphic design, motion graphics, and more!
Make sure you take the Road To Success after high school!
If you think you qualify for an Imagine America scholarship for career college or technical education programs, become a member and apply today!