The application deadline for District Vocational Scholarships is April 30, 2020. These scholarships are meant for students who live in one of the 23 counties that comprise District 5870 and are planning to study at a community college or technical school located in one of these 23 counties; or in an adjacent county if that school is closer or a more economical option than a school located in a District 5870 county.
Handbook and application is available on the District website<>.
For the purpose of these scholarships, vocational education and training is defined as education that prepares students for jobs, careers at various levels from a trade to a craft, or a position in engineering, accounting, nursing, medicine and other healing arts, architecture, pharmacy, and law that do not require a 4 year college degree to perform.  Please note that these scholarships are not intended for students wanting to attend a community college or technical school with the intent of later transferring any credits earned to a 4 year, upper level college.
Each District Vocational Scholarship will be $5,000, funded with District Designated Funds (DDF) received from TRF.  These grants can support up to two years of study, thereby enabling you to fund a student's training through certification.
Please contact Barbara Merlo, District 5870 Vocational Scholarship Chair, at<> for more information.