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.

Testimonials

I have been around a lot of technical education environments over the years. Rosedale is unique in that they can offer the whole package—passionate staff, first-class facilities, and a top-notch education. They strive to continually improve in all areas which reflects in the quality of students they are putting out into the field. I would highly suggest if you are considering a technical education, to contact them, visit the school, and you will see first hand.

Robert Rose

Rosedale Technical College offers the best education and training in the trades and automotive in Pennsylvania. Students learn from accomplished instructors, and employers know they are getting the top graduates in their fields. I know many proud parents of Rosedale Tech graduates. They really are producing the workforce that keeps our economy running.

Nick Bonesso

I loved my experience at Rosedale and wouldn’t change anything. If you are looking to become a master tradesman or woman, then Rosedale is the school for you… Thank you Rosedale for the wonderful experience!

Rosedale Tech Student

I’ve learned 2 trades here… automotive [technology] and welding. Both trades have had wonderful teachers, the staff is very friendly, and very well managed all around. I’m very grateful to have gone here, and they are very supportive of us veterans. I would most definitely recommend Rosedale as it was recommended to me.

Russ Baroni

Rosedale didn’t really… They didn’t do the numbers thing. Which is what I always… heard about tech schools, tech colleges. If you had issues at home, issues with babysitters, attendance… they’d move the world to accommodate what you needed. And give you every tool that you needed to be able to graduate and actually apply yourself in the real world. So they took me from a cook who was a part-time dishwasher, and I worked myself in the automotive field all the way up.

John

Just the Rosedale name changed my life. Because anytime I tell anybody that I graduated from Rosedale… every time… their whole perception changes… I never would have worked for Comcast if it weren’t for the Rosedale name… I truly know that… Rosedale’s given me life. Rosedale has given me the ability to succeed in life. And I thank them for that.

Jason

The employees here do everything they can to make sure you are ready to go out in the field… They will help you find a job. They will help you with your resume… I think the interview class here… it’s very valuable. They teach you how to sit down in a professional manner and talk to someone and highlight your skills… If you take that class and you do really well… you are going to have a great-paying job. And you’re going to have a bright future.

Justin Piot

College or military, that’s what everyone was doing. That’s what we were told to do all through… school. When I came… to Rosedale, it was a different type of schooling. Because they are actually interested in what you’re learning… You’re not just being forced different subjects upon you. And once a week we are able to get hands-on… do projects out in the facility. Which really gave you a leg up when you went into interviews and they asked you ‘Now do you have any experience?

Shawn Fossett