In an effort to promote greater awareness of careers in the skilled trades, Go Build Georgia (GBG), in partnership with the Go Build Georgia Foundation, will award Go Build Georgia High Demand Career Scholarships, through a partnership with the Technical College System of Georgia (TCSG), to graduating high school seniors entering a TCSG institution in a field of study leading to a high-demand career in the skilled trades. The Go Build Georgia High Demand Career Scholarship is a $1,000 scholarship that is geared toward programs leading to careers deemed “high demand,” as identified through the Governor’s High Demand Career Initiative. These scholarships can work in concert with the Strategic Industries Workforce Development Grants (SIWDG) as they can be used to cover not only tuition, but may be used for requisite fees and materials.
Eligibility Requirements: In order to qualify for a scholarship provided through the Go Build Georgia Foundation, an applicant must:
A. Be a citizen of the United States and a resident of the state of Georgia;
B. Be a graduating 2017 high school senior from a Georgia high school;
C. Must be admitted to or enrolled in one of the Technical Colleges at the time of funding award, in one of the following program areas that prepare the student for a career identified through the Governor’s High Demand Career Initiative and that falls within one of the Go Build Georgia industries (manufacturing, telecommunications, energy, logistics or construction);
D. Plan to enroll in a Georgia Technical College no later than Summer 2017;
E. Demonstrate in an essay (500 words or less) how this scholarship will benefit the applicant and his/her future educational plans;
F. Include a Letter of Recommendation from either a high school instructor, counselor or administrator, or a school or Go Build Georgia industry partner;
G. Provide a copy of the Technical College Acceptance Letter or class schedule; and,
H. Should be registered in the GBG website database.
Application cannot be processed unless all required documentation is attached to application at the time of submission.