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Centre County Whole Home Repairs Application Requirements

Individuals must complete the application for the specific scholarship/grant they are interested in for the round of the Centre County Whole-Homes Repair Scholarship & Grant Program are being accepted through Friday, August 2, 2024.  Selection for scholarships/grants will be determined by the WHR Workforce Committee. based on information provided on the application forms.  There are no financial eligibility requirements; however, income level will be documented and collected ie. paystubs, previous year's taxes. Successful applicants will be eligible for scholarships and/or grants of up to a combined total of $2,500 per year.

 

To be eligible for the Centre County Whole Home Repair Scholarship & Grant Program, applicants must meet the following criteria:

  1. Reside in Centre County

  2. Businesses in Centre County

  3. For scholarships, enrolled in a post-secondary program that focuses on trade education in Centre County. This includes, but is not limited to, carpentry, HVAC, masonry, electrical, and general building construction. 

  4. For grants, employed by a company that focuses on residential remodeling construction.

Awards are subject to the following parameters:
Maximum award of $2,500 per year combined total for scholarships and grants per applicant.

 

Academic Scholarships: Maximum award of $2,500 per year combined total for scholarships and grants per applicant.

  • Available to first year students only starting Fall 2024.

  • Documentation of furthering education in the residential construction industry.

  • Funds will be sent directly to educational institution.


Training grants: Maximum award of $2,500 per year combined total for scholarships and grants per applicant.

The Whole Home Repair Training Grant (WHRG) is intended to provide one-time need based grants to residential construction trade employees for use in certification and continuing education credits necessary for improving or gaining skills leading to employment or career advancements.  

  • Grants will not be awarded for prerequisite courses or to those needing or choosing immediate continuation of their education beyond the current program for which the grant is requested.

  • A WHRG is not to be used for living expenses or to repay educational loans or personal debt.

  • A WHRG grant is a grant-in-aid for education related expenses such as:

    • tuition

    • books, supplies, software

    •  testing fees

    • transportation (only for estimated cost of gas, parking, and local bus fare, not for auto loan payments or maintenance)

    • equipment/tools necessary for the course of study

    • Grants may be awarded for academic or technical courses including online programs offered by educational institutions in the United States or Canada.


Tool/equipment grants: Maximum award of $2,500 per year combined total for scholarships and grants per applicant.

  • Can cover 100% of tool/equipment cost for new residential construction industry employees.  

  • Tool selection will be based off of approved trade tool list at participating locations. 

AVAILABLE SCHOLARSHIPS & GRANTS 

Academic Scholarships

Applicant must be enrolled in a post-secondary program that focuses on residential construction.

Graduation Caps

Who is Eligible:

-Must be a Centre County resident

-Available to first year students only starting Fall 2024

Requirements:

-Complete application

-Two adult references

-Transcript

-Documentation of furthering education in the residential construction industry.

 

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