Congratulations to 2021 scholarship and award recipients!

See the full list of  2021 honorees here

2021 Celebration Video Link

The Northwest Education Career Tech awards more than $20,000 in academic and trades scholarships to students each year.  Career Tech (CT) counselors meet with all seniors to provide an overview of the financial aid process, FASFA application, and explain the process of applying for various regional and CT scholarships.  These scholarships are posted to the CT website as they become available, so students are encouraged to check back frequently.

Some scholarships are made possible by contributions to the  Northwest Education Career Tech through the annual CTC Golf Outing and from individuals and community partners in the five-county region.

CT Scholarships

CT Academic Scholarships

Academic scholarships are awarded to students who will be attending college or post-secondary vocational training following high school graduation. Each award is $500.
CTC Academic Scholarship LINK 
Application Deadline: Due to Mrs. Olds ( by 3:00 p.m., April 14, 2021

CT Leadership Challenge Scholarship

Two academic scholarships up to $2000 each will be awarded.
CTC Leadership Challenge Scholarship application link
Application Deadline: Due to the Student Services office by 3:00 p.m. or postmarked by April 16, 2021.

CT Tools of the Trade Scholarships

Tools of the Trade scholarship is awarded to students who will attend a post-secondary trade school, other technical training following high school, or go directly into the workforce.  Each award is $500. 
CT Tools of the Trade Scholarship application link 
Application Deadline: Due to Mr. Bialik ( by 3:00 p.m., April 14, 2021

Michigan Career Placement Association (MCPA) Scholarship

MCPA provides a scholarship to recognize and reward a senior who has realized success in his/her work-based learning environment.  Link to MCPA 2020-2021 CTE/Non-CTE Scholarship Application
MCPA Application Deadline:   must be received by March 10, 2021
Please submit all required items to Dana Venhuizen, MCPA regional representative.

NTHS Scholarship

National Technical Honor Society members are eligible to apply for this $500 scholarship.
NTHS Scholarship application link
Application Deadline: Spring 2022 - Date to be determined

Other Scholarships

SET SEG Skilled Trade Scholarship

Michigan public high school seniors who are enrolled or plan to enroll in an accredited two-year college, technical school or other accredited technical institute within the next 12 months.
Scholarship Amount :  $500       Deadline:  April 19, 2021     How to Apply:  students must complete the application available here.  Questions please contact or 800-292-5421.

Grand Traverse Regional Community Foundation

A number of competitive scholarships are available through the Grand Traverse Regional Community Foundation (GTRCF). Deadline: TBD

 Annette Basler Memorial Scholarship

Two scholarships valued at $1000 each will be awarded by the Interlochen Area Chamber of Commerce in memory of Annette Basler. 
Annette Basler Memorial Scholarship application link
Application Deadline: All applications must be received by March TBD.

Horatio Alger Career and Technical Scholarships

The Horatio Alger Career and Technical Scholarships application opens February 2021

College Board Opportunity Scholarships

Link to College Board Opportunity Scholarships 

P.E.O. Scholarship

Young women graduating from high school in the spring of 2021, who have attended the Northwest Education Services Career Tech for the 2020-21 school year, and will be entering college or a vocational program in the fall of 2021 are eligible to apply for this $500 scholarship. Applicants must demonstrate financial need. 
P.E.O. Scholarship application link
Application Deadline: Due to Kris Wendland email at:  Due Date  April 15, 2021

MTU Partner Pathway Award

Students enrolled in the Career Tech Engineering Academy  are eligible for a $1,000 annual renewable scholarship at Michigan Technological University (MTU). The MTU Partner Pathway Award scholarship program requires that MTA students successfully complete two years at Engineering  and enroll at MTU as first-year students. For additional information, contact MTA Instructor Debby Oliver at