Graybar Construction Trades Scholarship

The Graybar Construction Trades Scholarship will be awarded to students who will enroll full time as undergraduate students in an accredited nonprofit two-year college or technical school program in the construction trades. Up to 50 students will be awarded a $1,000 scholarship that is renewable for one additional year. Graybar established this scholarship to help raise the visibility of opportunities in the construction trades and to remove barriers for students who have financial need.

To be eligible, the applicant must:
• be a graduating high school senior, have graduated high school, or have earned a high school equivalency diploma (GED, HiSET, TASC)
• plan to enroll full time in a nonprofit community college, technical school, trade school, vocational school or apprenticeship program in the United States of America
• intend to complete an associate degree, pre-apprenticeship, apprenticeship, or certificate program leading to work in the construction trades (such as carpentry, construction management, electrical, HVAC, plumbing, pipefitting, sheet metal, welding, telcom, etc.)
• have achieved a minimum grade point average (G.P.A.) of 2.5 on a 4.0 scale, 456 on the GED, or 60 on the HiSET (at least an 8 on each subtest) or equivalent scores on a state-sanctioned test
• demonstrate financial need

Applicants should answer all questions that apply to them, not just the required questions. Applications will be evaluated on the basis of past academic performance, potential for continued success, the quality of the essay and recommendations, financial need, and evidence of the student’s commitment to the construction trades.

Children of Graybar employees may apply but will receive no preferential treatment in the selection process.

Application status will be changed from submitted to either awarded or denied in June. Applicants can view their status by logging in to their Scholarship Central account. Scholarship award checks will be mailed in August.

The Graybar Construction Trades Scholarship program is administered by the St. Louis Community Foundation. Eligibility, financial need, award recipients and award amount will be determined by the St. Louis Community Foundation.

Questions? Contact or Ellen Vietor, Scholarship Manager, at St. Louis Community Foundation at 314.880.4960.

$1,000, renewable
Supplemental Questions
  1. To be considered for this scholarship, your Scholarship Central General Application MUST include your most recent transcript and GPA. If you are a current high school senior, the transcript must include Fall, 2020 grades.
  2. List your extracurricular activities and community service.
    • Activity/organization
    • Dates of participation
  3. Employment
    • 1. Employer
    • 2. Address
    • 3. Position
    • 4. Frequency (ie. hours/week)
    • 5. Dates (start date/end date)
  4. ESSAY: Write an essay that explains why you chose the construction trades and what your plans are when you complete your degree/program. Share your goals and vision for your career in this field. (500 word maximum)
  5. What led you to pursue this program of study? Specific examples of your experiences in the field, including any obstacles you have had to overcome, will enhance your scholarship application.
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