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.
CT Academic Scholarship LINK 
Application Deadline: Due to Mr. Bialik ( by 3:00 p.m., April 7, 2022

CT Leadership Challenge Scholarship

Two academic scholarships up to $2000 each will be awarded.
CT Leadership Challenge Scholarship application link
Application Deadline: Due to the Student Services office by 3:00 p.m. or postmarked by April 7, 2022.

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 Mrs. Olds ( by 3:00 p.m., April 7, 2022

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 2021-2022 CTE/Non-CTE Scholarship Application
MCPA Application Deadline:   must be received by 3/15/2022
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: April 7, 2022

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 15, 2022     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: March 1, 2022 (most applications)

 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, 2022

Horatio Alger Career and Technical Scholarships

The Horatio Alger Career and Technical Scholarships application opens March 15, 2022

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.   Deadline is March 15, 2022 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.  Applications must reside in Leelanau County.
Leelanau Co Prospectors Scholarship application link
Application Deadline: All applications must be received by April 11, 2022

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 2021-22 school year, and will be entering college or a vocational program in the fall of 2022 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, 2022.

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


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.