Scholarships & Awards

Western Technical College provides a large number of scholarships and awards to both new and returning students each year, and our Financial Aid Office helps students locate and apply for outside scholarships as well. Scholarships are available in addition to federal, state and local financial aid programs, and it is well worth the effort to investigate scholarships for which you might be eligible. 

General Scholarships

Skills USA Scholarships

Western Tech offers scholarships to the winners of the Skills USA competition (El Paso regional area).

The High School Senior participants who place 1st through 3rd in each category will receive a scholarship using the following formula:

  • 1st. place will receive 20% off tuition
  • 2nd. place will receive 15% off tuition
  • 3rd. place will receive 10% off tuition

The High School Junior participants who place 1st through 3rd in each category will receive a scholarship using the following formula:

  • 1st. place will receive 10% off tuition
  • 2nd. place will receive 7.5% off tuition
  • 3rd. place will receive 5% off tuition
Note: Prospective students who are enrolling cannot be granted more than 50% off tuition in total scholarship awards. 
 

CCST (Career Colleges and Schools of Texas) Scholarships

Offered to high school seniors who wish to pursue training through the Career Colleges and Schools of Texas. Each public and private high school in the state receives four certificates for $1,000 scholarships that may be redeemed at any of the 59 eligible colleges and schools in the state. Scholarship recipients are selected within each high school and are awarded by May 31st. Please contact your counselor or career center for an application. Deadline is April 15th.

Western Tech Scholarship Fund

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 be an applicant and have already started the enrollment process.  You must also have a high school diploma or a GED (which can be earned through the Western Tech program). 

To begin the application process please click here to request more information.

High School Senior Scholarships

According to federal reports, the vast majority of new jobs in the U.S. do not require a traditional four-year degree, but will require training beyond high school. Scholarships aimed at high school seniors encourage them to enter high-tech career training. Secondarily, these programs assist economically disadvantaged students who, although academically capable, may not otherwise be able to fully afford specialized career training. 

Western Technical College awards five (5) scholarships from each of our (13) eligible programs of study every year to all school districts throughout the Southwest Region. The awarded scholarships will be applied towards current tuition using the following formula: 

  • 1st. place will receive 25% off tuition 
  • 2nd. place will receive 20% off tuition 
  • 3rd. place will receive 15% off tuition 
  • 4th. place will receive 10% off tuition 
  • 5th. place will receive 5% off tuition 
Note: Prospective students who are enrolling cannot be granted more than 50% off tuition in total scholarship awards. 
 

Deadline to submit the High School Senior Scholarship application is Friday, April 7th 2017! http://www.westerntech.edu/highschool/

 

Military Appreciation Award

Our Military Appreciation Award is for those who have served our country and their dependents. Active duty and reserve service members, honorably discharged veterans or National Guard members, and their dependents qualify for 10% reduction to current tuition. A copy of the DD214 and other verifying documents must be provided prior to enrollment. The 10% reduction applies to tuition only, and does not apply to books, tools, or any other charges..

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