May 11, 2021 Ticonderoga, NY — The Ticonderoga Revitalization Alliance has announced it will award up to five Career Training Scholarships this spring. The goal of these scholarships is to encourage students in our community to pursue careers in skilled trades, remove the barriers to the education needed for these careers, ensure student success, and hopefully have these students live and practice their trades in our community where jobs await. Last year, Ti-Alliance awarded $25,000 to three students, and they hope to award at least that much this year.
The Career Training Scholarships are available to residents of Hague, Ticonderoga, or Putnam. Applicants can be a graduating senior, a GED graduate, or a post-high school graduate from Ticonderoga High School who wants a career in a skilled trade and plans to work in the Ticonderoga area after receiving their degree or certification.
Eligible programs include (but are not limited to) Associate in Applied Science, Associate in Occupational Science, and certificate programs including: Agriculture Farming & Sustainable Food, Auto & Diesel Mechanics, Auto Body Repair, Computer Electronics & Information Technology Systems, Construction Management, Construction Trades (Carpentry, Masonry), Culinary Arts/Restaurant Management, Criminal Justice/Security, Early Childhood Education (Daycare & Teaching Assistants), Electrical, Environmental Technology (Water Quality, Conservation), Facility Maintenance Tech/Mechatronics, Fire Science & Paramedic, Forestry, General Construction - All Trades, Health & Dental Sciences & Services, HVAC/Plumbing, Landscaping, Land Surveying, Mechanical & Industrial Technology (Paper/Pulp, Plastics, Computer-Assisted Manufacturing (CAM)), Nursing, Outdoor Education, Powersports & Marine Performance & Repair, Radiology Technician, Renewable Energy Technology (Wind & Solar Installation Technology), Veterinarian Technician, and Welding.
Scholarships will cover the costs of outstanding tuition (after other financial aid) and non-tuition costs such as room and board, transportation, books/tools/supplies, certification or other exam fees, and child care costs. The scholarships will represent a commitment to the student for two academic years or the length of their program, if shorter.
“In our work with the counseling office at Ticonderoga High School we’ve been made aware of students that really want to continue their education in these skilled trades but just can’t make the finances work,” said Donna Wotton, Executive Director of Ti-Alliance. “Even if they can get grants to cover their tuition, the programs are so far away that they can’t commute. Sometimes the cost of room and board or books and supplies is just financially unfeasible. This program is designed to find the financial gaps and bridge them so these students can fulfill their goals.”
For more information on the program and an application, go to www.ticonderoga-alliance.org/career-training-scholarships or contact the Counseling Office at Ticonderoga High School or Donna Wotton at firstname.lastname@example.org.
DONATE TO THE FUND
These scholarships are funded by the Ti-Alliance, the Tony J. and Jean H. DiFebbo Educational Foundation, and generous donors to the scholarship fund. But, we need to build the fund so it can be self-sustaining for years to come. To contribute, visit the Ti-Alliance website and click on a DONATE button; you can designate your donation for the scholarship fund in the drop-down menu. OR send your donation to Ti-Alliance, P.O. Box 247, Ticonderoga, NY 12883 and note “Scholarships” in the memo area. More information on how to donate and invest in the future of our students can be found at www.ticonderoga-alliance.org/career-training-scholarships.
Contact: Donna Wotton, Executive Director of Ti-Alliance