GENERAL SCHOLARSHIPS FOR HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS
If you are a high school student getting close to the big day, congratulations! It’s exciting to be one step closer to your future. Please read through the following information regarding the different scholarships accepted or available for you at Western Technical College.
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.
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.
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: Only two (highest awarded) will be accepted if a student receives more than one award.
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.
For further details and amounts click on the WTC Senior Scholarship Document.
Deadline to submit the High School Senior Scholarship Application form is May 4, 2021.
High School Pride/Class of 2021 Scholarship
Show us your pride class of 2021! Seniors graduating in 2021 from participating high schools have the opportunity to obtain an additional scholarship. The requirements are as follows:
- Must be A High School Senior from a participating high school.
- Must submit a short 30 second-1 minute video telling us how attending Western Tech will benefit you.
For a list of participating high schools and the full requirements click here.
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, 2021.
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 2020 Application. Deadline: May 1, 2021.
Scholarships From Other Institutions
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.
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.