A four-year degree isn't for everyone, especially when there are so many other options available. Maybe you don't want to be a brain surgeon; you'd rather be the technician who administers the MRI. Maybe you don't want to be an architect; you'd rather be the CAD drafter who makes the plans for the building or the plumber who installs the water lines. And maybe you don't want to be an environmental scientist; you'd rather be an arborist who cuts down trees and diagnoses tree diseases.
None of the above-mentioned careers require a four-year college degree, but you'll get a lot farther in the field you choose if you have some type of training beyond high school, a certificate, or an associates degree. We have scholarships for that! In some cases, the scholarship will cover the full cost of obtaining the certificate.
Types of Scholarships
Most of the scholarships available for CTE are general and can be used for any field you choose, such as precision machining, automotive, carpentry, bookkeeping, and fire science, to name a few.
Other scholarships are for specific fields of study. The
Lam Tree Service Scholarship is for someone who wants to become a certified arborist. The Tuscany Tavern Scholarship is for someone pursuing a career in culinary arts.
You are eligible to apply for a Bootstraps scholarship and/or loan if you meet the following criteria:
• You graduated or will graduate from Conifer, Evergreen, Clear Creek, or Platte Canyon High School, OR
• You live or lived in the Conifer High School or Evergreen High School attendance area and graduated from a different high school, were home schooled, or received a GED.
• You are a legal resident of the State of Colorado and live within the boundaries of the above-mentioned high schools.
In certain situations, there are exceptions to the above criteria.