Career Tech awards more than $20,000 in academic and trades scholarships each year.  Career Tech counselors meet with seniors to explain the financial aid process, FASFA application, and review the scholarship application process. Many scholarship opportunities are posted on this site as they become available, so students are encouraged to check back frequently.


How to Donate

Several scholarships are made possible by contributions to Career Tech through the annual Scholarship Golf Outing and from individuals and community partners in the region.

Mark your calendars for the 2023 Scholarship Golf Outing on Sunday, September 17, 2023!

The generous donations to the Career Tech Scholarship Program provided by individuals, organizations, businesses and other partners have helped many students further their educations and prepare them with the skills they need to be successful. Contributions to support Career Tech scholarships are welcome any time and are sincerely appreciated.

For additional information about donations to our scholarship program, please contact Matt Nausadis at 231.922.6414. Or mail may be directed to:

Career Tech Scholarship Fund
Attn: Patrick Lamb
880 Parsons Rd.
Traverse City, MI 49686  



Career Tech Scholarship Descriptions

Scholarship Award Accounting Forms 

Tools of the Trade scholarship accounting form: Tools

Academic scholarship accounting form: Academic

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.
Academic Scholarship link 
Application Deadline: Due to Mrs. Olds  by 3:00 p.m., March 3, 2023

Leadership Challenge Scholarship

Two academic scholarships up to $2000 each will be awarded.
Leadership Challenge Scholarship application link
Application Deadline: Due to the Student Services office by 3:00 p.m. or postmarked by March 3, 2023. Email Mr.  Bialik with questions.

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. 
Tools of the Trade Scholarship application link 
Application Deadline: Due to Mr. Bialik  by 3:00 p.m., March 3, 2023

NTHS Scholarship

National Technical Honor Society members are eligible to apply for this $500 scholarship.
 NTHS Eligibility  NTHS Scholarship application link   Email Mrs. Olds with questions.
Application Deadline: March 3, 2023

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 2022-2023 CTE/Non-CTE Scholarship Application
MCPA Application Deadline:   Must be received by 3/15/2023
Please submit all required items to Dana Venhuizen, MCPA Regional Representative at

Other Scholarships

Military Officers Association of America (MOAA) Scholarship

MOAA will be awarding $1000+ academic scholarships to deserving high school
students, who are either a child or grandchild of an active or retired military member
from the seven uniformed services; National Guard or Reserves; or a MOAA member.
Complete the attached application and forward it to the address on the document. Applications must be post marked on or before November 15, 2023.  For any questions or additional information, please email the Chapter Scholarship Chairman at

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 
Application Deadline:  April 15, 2023     
How to Apply:  Students must complete the application available here.  Contact or 800-292-5421 with questions.

Grand Traverse Regional Community Foundation

A number of competitive scholarships are available through the Grand Traverse Regional Community Foundation (GTRCF). Application Deadlines: most due March 1, 2023

 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 31, 2023

Horatio Alger Career and Technical Scholarships

The Horatio Alger Career and Technical Scholarships application opens March 15, 2023

Elk Rapids Industrial Development Scholarship

This scholarship is for students from Elk Rapids High School with a minimum 2.5 GPA that are planning to enter a vocational program in a college, trade school, or an apprentice training program.   Application Deadline: March 15, 2023 at midnight.  Apply at

Leelanau County Prospectors Club Scholarship

Five scholarships valued at $2000 each will be awarded by The Leelanau County Prospectors Club, Timothy Haring.  Applicants must reside in Leelanau County.
Leelanau Co Prospectors Scholarship application link
Application Deadline: All applications must be received by April 10, 2023

College Board Opportunity Scholarships

Link to College Board Opportunity Scholarships 

P.E.O. Scholarship

Young women graduating from high school in the spring of 2023, who have attended North Ed Career Tech for the 2022-23 school year, and will be entering college or a vocational program in the fall of 2023 are eligible to apply for this $500 scholarship. Applicants must demonstrate financial need. 
P.E.O. Scholarship application link
Application Deadline: Due to Mrs. Kris Wendland email at  Due Date  April 18, 2023.

Better Business Bureau Trust Scholarship

The Better Business Bureau (BBB) serving western Michigan is seeking applications for its 2023 BBB Trust Scholarship. The scholarship honors young leaders who demonstrate trust and ethics in their daily lives as they work to make a difference in their school and community. This scholarship is open to high school seniors (class of 2023) who will attend college in the fall. BBB will award three scholarships worth $1,500 each. 
BBB Trust Scholarship application link
Application Deadline: March 20, 2023

Michigan Technological University Partner Pathway Award

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

Traverse Area Human Resources Association Scholarship

Open to students pursuing a career in Human Resources. High school seniors, college freshmen, sophomores & juniors may apply (both full-time and part-time students are eligible); as well as individuals pursuing a human resources master’s degree0 program. 
Application Deadline: April 1, 2023 (More Info)
Apply at 

Michigan Adjusters Association Scholarship

Open to students pursuing a career in Insurance, Firefighting, Law Enforcement, Auto Repair, Construction, Law, Business, and Finance/Accounting.   GPA of 3.0 or higher.  Click here for more information .   Application Deadline: April 10, 2023