Scholarship Opportunities

Lehigh Career & Technical Institute students are eligible for a host of scholarships and grants funded by organizations and businesses that support career and technical education (CTE), as well as individuals who hail from the Lehigh Valley or Pennsylvania.

These scholarships vary from hundreds to thousands of dollars and are awarded based on a student’s merit, need, area of study, competition performance and other criteria. Scroll down to view the scholarships, which are categorized by application deadline.

NOVEMBER

Cabot Oil & Gas Corporation Scholarship for Career and Technology Center Students

Families whose household income is less than $75,000 annually are eligible to apply for the Cabot Oil & Gas Corporation Scholarship for Career and Technology Center Students. The scholarship covers the cost of career and technical education program costs such as lab uniforms for ninth- through 12th-grade students at Lehigh Career & Technical Institute. In some cases, applicants with higher incomes may qualify for assistance.

Review the scholarship requirements and apply | Application deadline: Nov. 15, 2016

JANUARY

Women’s Industry Network High School Student Scholarship

The High School Tuition Scholarship is presented to students enrolled in a secondary collision repair technology program who plan to continue their education at a technical school or college. Five winners selected for application competitiveness and completion of the scholarship criteria will each receive $1,000 and one-year WIN membership.

Da Vinci Science Center Student Excellence Award

The Da Vinci Science Center seeks spectacular high school science students in the eastern Pennsylvania and western New Jersey region to apply now for one of the center’s four prestigious Hall of Fame Student Excellence Awards.

FEBRUARY

Garden Club Federation of Pennsylvania Scholarships

The club awards scholarships to students who reside in Pennsylvania and plan to further their education in agriculture education, agronomy, floriculture, horticulture, landscape architecture, botany, biology (excluding medical), conservation, environmental concerns (management: environmental engineering, conservation, etc.) forestry, plant pathology, city (rural/urban) planning, wildlife science, land management, and/or allied subjects.

SME Education Foundation Scholarships

The SME Education Foundation supports the new faces of manufacturing by providing scholarships. The foundation’s programs have encouraged more than 60,000 students to study STEM, with a focus on technology.

  • Review the scholarship requirements and apply | Application deadline: Feb. 1, 2016
  • Associated CTE programs: Drafting/Computer-Aided Design, Electromechanical/Mechatronics Technology, Electronics Technology/Nanofabrication, Precision Machine Tool Technology, Pre-Engineering & Engineering Technology, Supply Chain Management & Logistics Technology, Welding Technology

Air Products Women of Gases & Welding Scholarship

The Air Products Women of Gases & Welding Scholarship totals $2,500 and is awarded annually to a female student pursuing a degree in a welding or welding-related educational program.

Buick Achievers Scholarship Program

Funded by the GM Foundation, the Buick Achievers Scholarship Program offers up to $25,000 per year for 50 first-time freshmen or existing college students who may not be able to attend postsecondary school without financial assistance.  Applicants must plan to pursue majors in engineering, technology, design or other programs of study related to the automotive industry.

  • Review the scholarship requirements and apply | Application deadline: Feb. 29, 2016
  • Associated CTE programs: Auto Technology, Auto Body/Collision Repair Technology, Computer & Networking Technology, Diesel Medium & Heavy Truck Technology,  Drafting/Computer-Aided Design, Electromechanical/Mechatronics Technology, Electronics Technology/Nanofabrication, Heavy Equipment Operations and Preventive Maintenance, Precision Machine Tool Technology, Pre-Engineering & Engineering Technology, Small Engines/Recreational Vehicle Repair, Welding Technology

MARCH

AAA Safety Patrol Scholarship Award

AAA East Central – East Penn Region offers scholarships for college-bound high school students who participated in their elementary school’s AAA Safety Patrol program.

  • Please see your LCTI guidance counselor for details | Application deadline: March 15
  • Associated CTE programs: All

Allentown West Rotary Club Scholarship

The Rotary Club of Allentown West is awarding college scholarships of $1,000 to two students from each of the following schools: Lehigh Career & Technical Institute, Northwestern Lehigh High School and Parkland High School.

Hermine Solt Student Scholarship

The Pennsylvania Association of Educational Office Professionals Student Scholarship Fund was established in 1992 for the purpose of helping students in the commonwealth pursue higher education in a business-related field.

Pennsylvania Automotive Association Automotive Technology Scholarships

The Pennsylvania Automotive Association, through a fund within the PAA Foundation, awards scholarships to young people to develop the skills necessary to work as a technician in the new retail motor vehicle industry in Pennsylvania.

Pennsylvania House of Representatives Scholarship

Scholarship applicants must be graduating seniors and legal residents of Pennsylvania with a minimum GPA of 3.0 who are planning to attend any four-year college in Pennsylvania and demonstrating leadership and community service.

Pennsylvania Restaurant Association Educational Foundation Scholarship Program

The PRAEF Scholarship Program each year provides Pennsylvania students with the opportunity to further their education in the hospitality industry. Since the program’s inception in 2006, the PRAEF has awarded more than $125,600 in scholarship money.

Automotive Women’s Alliance Foundation Scholarships

The AWAF strives to motivate current and future students studying an automotive related field. Scholarships are awarded to female, North American citizens with a passion for a career or advancement in the automotive and its related industries.

  • Review the scholarship requirements and apply | Application deadline: March 4, 2016
  • Associated CTE programs: Auto Technology, Auto Body/Collision Repair Technology, Diesel Medium & Heavy Truck Technology, Heavy Equipment Operations and Preventive Maintenance, Small Engines/Recreational Vehicle Repair

Allentown Garden Club

The Allentown Garden Club will award a $1,500 Scholarship to a qualified student whose career focus involves ecology, conservation, landscape design, forestry, agriculture, horticulture, botany or a related subject.

PBFAA/ESA Youth Scholarship Program

The Pennsylvania Burglar and Fire Alarm Association/Electronic Security Association Youth Scholarship Program and is designed to recognize the achievement of worthwhile students who are children of active duty law enforcement and fire service personnel.

Upper Lehigh Lions Club Scholarship

The Upper Lehigh Lions Club is offering a $1,000 scholarship to eligible Lehigh Career & Technical Institute students.

Automotive Aftermarket Scholarships

The Global Automotive Aftermarket Symposium and more than 30 additional organizations award scholarships for students training to become automotive, heavy duty or collision repair technicians, and to students in business, marketing, engineering, or other major courses of study.

  • Review the scholarship requirements and apply | Application deadline: March 31, 2016
  • Associated CTE programs: Auto Technology, Auto Body/Collision Repair Technology, Diesel Medium & Heavy Truck Technology, Drafting/Computer-Aided Design, Electromechanical/Mechatronics Technology, Electronics Technology/Nanofabrication, Heavy Equipment Operations and Preventive Maintenance, Marketing & Business Education, Precision Machine Tool Technology, Pre-Engineering & Engineering Technology, Small Engines/Recreational Vehicle Repair

APRIL

Lehigh County School Nurses Advisory Board

The Lehigh County School Nurses Advisory Board is awarding three $1,000 scholarships to Lehigh County high school seniors who’ve been accepted into a nursing program at a postsecondary institution.

Women’s Business Council Merit Scholarship

This scholarship, awarded annually by the WBC of the Greater Lehigh Valley Chamber of Commerce, recognizes outstanding female high school seniors who have demonstrated academic ability and a commitment to learning, achievement and community service.

Latino Leadership Alliance of the Lehigh Valley Nuestro Futuro Scholarship Program

The Nuestro Futuro Scholarship Program awards one or more $500 college scholarships annually. Eligible students must be of Latino background, residents of Lehigh or Northampton counties and pursuing a degree at an accredited, postsecondary institution.

Greater Lehigh Valley Chapter of CSI Scholarship

The Greater Lehigh Valley Chapter of Construction Specifications Institute Scholarship is a $1,500 award presented annually to two college-bound high school seniors intent majoring in architecture, engineering, interior design, facility management and construction management.

  • Review the scholarship requirements and apply | Application deadline: April 15, 2017
  • Associated CTE programs: Drafting/Computer-Aided Design, Carpentry, Cabinetmaking & Millwork, Electrical Technology, Heating /Air Conditioning & Refrigeration, Masonry, Painting & Decorating, Pre-Engineering & Engineering Technology, Plumbing & Heating

Pennsylvania Society of Professional Engineers Scholarship

The Pennsylvania Engineering Foundation administers scholarships for qualified undergraduate engineering students.

  • Review the scholarship requirements and apply | Application deadline: April 15, 2016
  • Associated CTE programs: Drafting/Computer-Aided Design, Electromechanical/Mechatronics Technology, Electronics Technology/Nanofabrication, Precision Machine Tool Technology, Pre-Engineering & Engineering Technology

Thomas W. O’Brien Memorial Scholarship

Established by the friends and colleagues of the late Thomas W. O’Brien in partnership with the PA Association for Career and Technical Education, the scholarship is awarded annually to a student enrolled in an approved secondary CTE program in Pennsylvania and planning to attend a post-secondary institution majoring in a CTE field.

MAY

Gerald M. Monahan Sr. Memorial Scholarship

Administered by the Allentown Police Athletic League and named for an Allentown police chief, the Gerald M. Monahan Sr. Memorial Scholarship is awarded annually to students who are preparing for a career in criminal justice.

Pennsylvania American Legion Scholarships

The Pennsylvania American Legion offers several scholarships for exceptional students who are the children of current service members or veterans.

JUNE

Global Lift Equipment Scholarship

Global Lift Equipment, a supplier of pre-owned equipment each year offers a $500 scholarship to current college students or college-bound high school seniors who meet eligibility requirements and write a short story featuring equipment in the company’s inventory.

Review the scholarship requirements and apply | Application deadline: June 15, 2016

  • Associated CTE programs: Heavy Equipment Operations & Preventive Maintenance, Landscape Construction/Environmental Design, Supply Chain Management & Logistics Technology

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eGFI Engineering Scholarships

Visit the organization website for more information about scholarship opportunities.

  • Associated CTE programs: Drafting/Computer-Aided Design, Electromechanical/Mechatronics Technology, Electronics Technology/Nanofabrication, Precision Machine Tool Technology, Pre-Engineering & Engineering Technology

James Beard Foundation Scholarship Program

Visit the foundation website for more information about scholarship opportunities.

  • Associated CTE programs: Commercial Baking, Culinary Arts

Lehigh Valley Builders Association

Visit the association website for information about scholarship opportunities.

  • Associated CTE programs: Cabinetmaking & Millwork, Carpentry, Electrical Technology, Heating/Air Conditioning & Refrigeration, Masonry, Plumbing & Heating

Nicholas A. Stangil Memorial Scholarship

Visit the Lehigh Valley International Society of Automation section website for information about scholarship opportunities.

  • Associated CTE programs: Drafting/Computer-Aided Design, Electromechanical/Mechatronics Technology, Electronics Technology/Nanofabrication, Precision Machine Tool Technology, Pre-Engineering & Engineering Technology

Scheller Woodman Technology Scholarships

Offered through Lehigh Carbon Community College, Scheller Woodman Technology Scholarships cover up to 75 percent of students’ tuition and fees over two years. Students must complete a program of study at LCTI or Carbon Career & Technical Institute in order to be eligible.

Soicety of Women Engineers Scholarships

Visit the society website for information about scholarship opportunities.

  • Associated CTE programs: Drafting/Computer-Aided Design, Electromechanical/Mechatronics Technology, Electronics Technology/Nanofabrication, Precision Machine Tool Technology, Pre-Engineering & Engineering Technology

Wheels of Time Street Rod Association Scholarship

In the interest of furthering the sport and hobby of street rodding, The Wheels of Time SRA is awarding one or more scholarships of $750 per semester to students who intend to further their education in the field of auto body repair or auto mechanics.

Women Chefs & Restaurateurs Scholarship & Internship Program

Visit the organization website for information about scholarship opportunities.

  • Associated CTE programs: Commercial Baking, Culinary Arts

 

Upcoming Events

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Thanksgiving: School Closed all-day
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LCTI SCHOLARSHIPS

Lehigh Career & Technical Institute plays a role in administering the following scholarships:

  • Allentown West Rotary Club Scholarship

  • Daughters of the American Revolution Award

  • Elmer Gates Enterprise Award

  • Emmaus Rotary Club Scholarship

  • Jason Obyle Memorial Award

  • Lehigh Career & Technical Institute Education Association Scholarship

  • Upper Lehigh Lions Club Scholarship

For more information about the scholarship requirements and application deadlines, stop by LCTI’s Student Services office or call 610-799-1366.

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