SCHOLARSHIPS & AWARDS
Scholarships provide an opportunity for people to earn an education. Without assistance from an outside source, students may have trouble paying for their degree. Whether you’re a student thinking of the future or a parent thinking about paying for college, don’t underestimate the value of applying to scholarships. Scholarships are an amazing resource that can help pay for some or all of the costs of attending college. This can be a lifesaver for parents and students who are hoping for some financial assistance.
We hope that you take the time to research the scholarship(s) that are right for you! Remember, each scholarship has its own requirements and deadlines. Should you need any assistance with applying for any scholarship (even if it’s not listed) please, reach out to our Admissions or Financial Aid Departments.
SCHOLARSHIPS FROM OTHER ORGANIZATIONS
There are so many scholarships to choose from! Lucky for you we’ve made your search easier. In this List of Scholarships, you will find some of the more popular scholarships for general or specific programs/industries that are provided by the federal government, the state, outside individuals, nonprofit organizations, private companies, religious groups, and local or out of town organizations. Applying is easy and the best part is that we accept them all! Happy Searching!
SCHOLARSHIPS FOR HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS
Career Colleges and Schools of Texas (CCST) Scholarship
Western Tech participates in the Career Colleges and Schools of Texas (CCST) scholarship program, which is available for high school seniors in both public and private high schools in Texas. The scholarship award is valued at $1,000, and each school receives 10 scholarship certificates per calendar year. The scholarship can be redeemed at participating colleges and universities throughout the state. The selection process is done at each high school and only high school counselor(s) may award a scholarship. The career school and high school counselor are both notified when a scholarship is issued. Scholarship recipients must graduate high school in the same school year (September–June) as the issue date of the scholarship. Prospects who submit a CCST scholarship that falls outside of the accepted dates will not be eligible for acceptance at WTC. Please see your Texas high school career center or school counselor for CCST scholarship information. Deadline: August 31, 2023
Georgina Perez High School Scholarship | Cotton Valley Scholars
The primary purpose of this scholarship is to encourage graduates from Tornillo, Fabens, San Elizario, Ft. Hancock, Mountain View, and Clint High School’s to enter in a high-tech career training program offered at Western Technical College (WTC). This award is granted to 5 seniors and provides 50% off the tuition to one of Western Tech’s Programs. Click to download the Georgina Perez WT Scholarship 2021 Application. Deadline: May 1, 2022
Skills USA Scholarship
Western Tech offers scholarships to the winners of the Skills USA competition in the El Paso regional area. Skills USA partners with students, teachers, school districts, and higher education institutions to ensure America has skilled workforce and supports those interested in a career in trades, technical and skilled service occupations, and health occupations. Western Tech is a proud sponsor and host of the Skills USA competition.
Note: Only two (highest awarded) will be accepted if a student receives more than one award.
High school Seniors who place 1st through 3rd in each category will receive scholarships of:
- 1st place: $5,000.00
- 2nd place: $4,000.00
- 3rd place: $2,750.00
High school Juniors who place 1st through 3rd in each category will receive scholarships of:
- 1st place: $2,750.00
- 2nd place: $2,000.00
- 3rd place: $1,250.00
High school sophomores who place 1st through 3rd in each category will receive scholarships of:
- 1st place: $500.00
- 2nd place: $400.00
- 3rd place: $300.00
Note: Western Technical College’s High School Senior scholarships and awards are valid for one year after the date of issuance and are not a cash award. They are applied towards tuition fees only and are Non-transferable and redeemable only at Western Tech. Scholarship and awards are only to be deducted from tuition upon successfully completing the career program. Students who are enrolling cannot be granted more than 50% off tuition in total scholarship awards.
Western Technical College High School Senior Scholarship
Western Technical College awards seven (7) scholarships from each of our eligible programs of study each year to all school districts throughout the Southwest Region. The following documents need to be submitted to the counselor at his/her high school:
- Candidates must turn in two (2) letters of recommendation from a professional reference (counselor, teacher, employers)
- Candidates must turn in a minimum of a three hundred (300) word essay describing “Why do you want a career in the field you are interested in?”.
- Candidates must provide an official copy of high school transcripts.
- Candidates must turn in a completed application with the required documents.
Click to download the High School Senior Scholarship Application form. Deadline: May 5, 2023.
** Prospective students who are enrolling will have the option to use institutional specific scholarship awards granted to high school students made out to other colleges and universities. These scholarships are not to exceed the total amount of $5,000.00. towards tuition.
Military Appreciation Award
Active duty and reserve service members, honorably discharged veterans or National Guard members, and their dependents qualify for 10% reduction to current tuition. Supporting documentation to be considered for the award. Amount: Up to 10% off the tuition.
Tropicana Properties Scholarship
Tropicana Properties has partnered with Western Technical College and is providing 2 scholarships to Tropicana residents. The scholarships will cover the full tuition for most of Western Tech’s programs (see application for programs that apply). To apply for this scholarship, the following must be met:
- Be a current resident at one of the Tropicana Properties.
- A High School Senior with a GPA of 2.0 or higher at the time of graduation.
- Submit the TROPICANA-Scholarship-Application-2023 required documents. Deadline: June 1, 2023
Western Tech Scholarship Fund- For Current Students
Western Technical College has partnered with the Paso del Norte Charitable Foundation to establish the Western Tech Scholarship Fund for training and education for current and prospective students in the El Paso region. Western Tech made an initial gift of $30,000 to start the fund, which will be used to leverage additional funding through contribution and grant support. To qualify for the Western Tech Scholarship fund, you must be a current Western Tech student or an applicant who has already started the enrollment process. To begin the application process, please click here.