At Dwyer Group®, we envision a world where more women are utilizing their talents and abilities making a living in the household repair trades. This scholarship exists to support the personal growth of women as they pursue education and training in one of our 10 company trades (plumbing, electrical, HVAC, flood and fire restoration, landscaping, appliance repair, glass repair and installation, painting, residential cleaning or handyman services). Three $1,500 scholarships are awarded twice a year, and may be used to cover tuition, certification course fees, travel to training location and/or books (payable to an accredited institution or trade-specific school). A full list of scholarship details can be found at the end of this form.
About the Women in the Trades Scholarship Fund
The Women in the Trades (WITT) Scholarship fund envisions a day in which more women are utilizing their talents and abilities to make their livelihood in a household repair trade. As women advance in their workplace experience and grow in their technical training and education, more women will be growing in business and personal success. The scholarship exists to support the personal growth of individuals so that the people they touch will live happier and more successful lives.
Annual Scholarship Award Goals:
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||Twice a Year
The scholarship will cover tuition, certification course fees, and books only payable to an accredited institution or trade specific school. If covering other expenses, the scholarship will be categorized as taxable income. If the program cost is less than the scholarship amount, the recipient will only receive the amount of funds necessary to attend and complete the program without excess.
Qualified candidates are preferred to have one year of full time employment or be actively pursuing a degree or certification in a trade supported by Dwyer Group. Such industries include landscape management, plumbing, heating and air conditioning, appliance repair, glass service and repair, electrical, painting, restoration, residential cleaning and handyman services. Candidates will be evaluated based upon financial need, previous work, and passion to excel in their profession. Dwyer Group franchise owners are not eligible.
*Applicants cannot be employed by a company that directly competes with one of the Dwyer Group brands.
Candidate Application Process:
Qualified candidates may apply for the scholarship by completing the online application at http://www.dwyergroup.com/women-in-trades.asp or by printing the application and submitting it via email to Cheryl@hhmin.org or by faxing it to (706) 754-9247 before one of the following deadlines:
March 31 or November 15
Applications are only valid for one deadline. Candidates wishing to apply for multiple deadlines must complete a separate application for each deadline. Applications received after the stated deadlines will only be eligible for the next scholarship period.
Scholarship Application Requirements
- Women in the Trades scholarship application.
- One 500-1,000 word essay either in written or video format answering the following question. (Video essays must be submitted as either a .MOV or .MP4 file.)
- Essay Question: How would receiving this scholarship enable you to continue your education and achieve your personal goals?
- Letters of Recommendation (at least two)
*Funds must be used within one year of the scholarship award date or recipient will forfeit the funds.
*We would like to acknowledge your accomplishments and request a picture and testimonial after you finish your studies. Please send to WITT@dwyergroup.com.