INVEST IN YOUR FUTURE

An education from Rosedale Technical College can create a pathway for an exciting career with a bright future.  The following grant opportunities are available for those who qualify to help make their education journey more affordable.

The following grant opportunities are only eligible for use for students enrolled at Rosedale Technical College and cannot be used at another educational institution. If a student transfers prior to the completion of their courses at Rosedale Technical College, he/she will not be eligible for the remaining balance of grant funding. The amount of the eligible grant cannot exceed the value of the tuition after all financial aid grants or gifts are applied. Students must complete an application and meet the overall requirements of the specific grant in order to be eligible to receive grant funding.

For further questions, please speak with a representative from Rosedale Tech’s financial aid department.

SkillsUSA Grant Program

The purpose of this grant is to celebrate the success of individuals participating in the SkillsUSA competition.

Regional Competition

  • Any participant in the SkillsUSA competition that enrolls at Rosedale Tech is eligible for a $250 tool credit.
  • Top 3 finishers are eligible for $1,000 grant plus $250 tool credit for the first semester.

State Competition

  • Top 3 finishers are eligible for $2,500 grant plus $250 tool credit for the first semester.

National Competition

  • Top Finisher is eligible for $10,000 grant plus $250 tool credit for the first semester.
  • Second Place Finisher is eligible for $8,000 grant plus $250 tool credit for the first semester.
  • Third Place Finisher is eligible for $6,000 grant plus $250 tool credit for the first semester.

Tool credit will be issued after a successful completion of the first semester. The credit must be used all at one time and before graduation.

To submit a request to apply for the SkillsUSA Grant, click Here.

Additional requirements must be met to be eligible for the SkillsUSA grant program.

Volunteer Fire or Emergency Medical Grant

The purposes of this grant is to honor the students that volunteer their time to serve as Volunteer Firefighter or EMS staff for their local community.

  • Grant Opportunity is $1,000 for a student that volunteers their time as a firefight or EMS Staffer
  • Grant would be applied to tuition evenly over the 4 semesters ($250/ Semester) of attending Rosedale Technical College.
  • The Grant will be applied after the successful completion of the semester.
  • For all programs less than 4 semesters the grant will be prorated for the length of the program.

To submit a request to apply for the Volunteer Fire or Emergency Medical Grant, click Here.

Additional requirements must be met to be eligible for the Volunteer Fire or Emergency Medical grant program.

Women in the Trades Grant

Are you a female aspiring to train for a career in a nontraditional field?  You may be eligible to receive funding from the Women in the Trades Grant.

  • Women enrolling within the time horizon will be eligible for a $2,000 Grant paid over the 4 semesters required to complete the Degree program.
  • Grant would be applied to tuition evenly over the 4 semesters in attendance at Rosedale Technical College.
  • Candidate must have attended Rosedale Technical College’s Women in the Trades event or participate in a shadow day.
  • Candidate must apply to Rosedale Tech by May 31, 2021 if in the Senior year of High School.

To submit a request to apply for the Women in the Trades Grant, click Here.

Additional requirements must be met to be eligible for the Women in the Trades grant program.

Eagle Scout (Boy Scout) / Gold Award (Girl Scout) Grant

Scouts that have persevered through the rigorous conquest of earning the highest level of achievement for their Scouting program may be eligible to receive grant funding through this opportunity.

  • Grant opportunity of $2,000 will be applied to tuition evenly over the 4 semesters of attending Rosedale Technical College.
  • The Grant will be credited to the student’s account after the successful completion of the semester.

To submit a request to apply for the Grant, Eagle Scout (Boy Scout) / Gold Award (Girl Scout) Grant, click Here.

Additional requirements must be met to be eligible for the Eagle Scout (Boy Scout) / Gold Award (Girl Scout) grant program.

Early Application Grant (High School Students)

High school juniors who enroll at Rosedale Tech prior to the start of their senior year are eligible to apply for the The Early Application Grant.

  • Grant opportunity is $500 for the first semester enrolled at Rosedale Tech.
  • Candidate must be conditionally accepted to Rosedale Tech before the start of the senior year in high school.

To submit a request to apply for the Early Application Grant, click Here.

Additional requirements must be met to be eligible for the Early Application grant program.

The ScannerDanner Fund

Founded by Rosedale Tech instructor and YouTube sensation Paul Danner, The ScannerDanner Fund was established to provide supplemental funding for students who display the need for financial assistance while attending school.  The grant aligns perfectly with Rosedale Tech’s “student-centered approach” by alleviating some of the financial worries a student may have and allow for them to focus on their technical training.  This grant is intended to assist with things like a student meal plan, daycare expenses, transportation expenses (bus pass, gas), utility payment, etc.  Award amounts may vary based on overall financial need.

Students may anonymously nominate themselves or a classmate by contacting Rosedale Tech’s Financial Aid Manager, Kim Bell at kim.bell@rosedaletech.org.

 

The Edward W. Erkel Memorial Scholarship

The Edward W. Erkel Memorial Scholarship seeks to encourage and support African American women and raise their representation in the transportation industry. Out of a population of 3.5 million truck drivers in the U.S., less than 6% are women, and even fewer women of color, according to data compiled by the American Trucking Associations (ATA).

The Edward W. Erkel Memorial Scholarship honors a veteran bus and truck driver who devoted his career to advocating for passenger safety and the well-being of all long-haul drivers.

Ed Erkel grew up in Pittsburgh’s Mt. Washington neighborhood, and as a young man operated an independent local hauling business. He later hauled stone and other materials for Magnotti & Son, Inc., a longstanding company located in Pittsburgh’s South Hills.

After working as a long-haul truck driver, Ed turned his love for driving toward passenger travel as an interstate bus operator.  He joined Trailways in the early 1960s, driving their famed Silver Eagle coach designed and built by the German manufacturer Kässbohrer. Ed often worked the “extra board” which meant a regularly changing schedule and set of destinations. He would also accept charter assignments that had him dedicated to a group for several weeks or longer.

In 1965, Ed received a charter assignment from Motown Records to take the Motortown Revue — the name given to the package concert tours of Motown artists in the 1960s — on tour. Among the artist on board were The Four Tops, The Temptations, Martha & The Vandellas and a fifteen-year-old Stevie Wonder.

To submit a request to apply for the Edward W. Erkel Memorial Scholarship, click Here.