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Richmond skilled-trade students can apply for $10K scholarship

Four students who apply will be selected for $2,500 each toward their 2022 semesters.
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Four selected students will be awarded a $2,500 scholarship.

A global company is offering a total of $10,000 in scholarships to students pursuing post-secondary in the trade industry this year.

Metal Supermarkets, which has a location in Richmond, is awarding four students $2,500 each to support their interest in the learning and developing their skills in their chosen area of the trade industry while making an effort to lessen the global shortage of skilled trade workers.

“We are honored to make such a positive commitment and help individuals who are pursuing a career in valuable trade industries,” said Stephen Schober, president and CEO of Metal Supermarkets. 

Schober said they have seen an increased need for skilled workers over the last few years and trade school is a great alternative to the “traditional” college route. 

“This was made even more apparent during the pandemic, where trade careers were far less impacted than other industries. Despite this the skilled trades are still facing a labor shortage that we hope to help highlight and make a small contribution to solving,” said Schober. 

To qualify for the scholarship, students must be accepted to and currently attending a post-secondary trade school program with a semester beginning in 2022 and must be enrolled in the upcoming semester. 

The scholarship is open to citizens, permanent residents and resident aliens legally residing in the United States or Canada with a high school diploma, GED or equivalent. 

Scholarship applications are being accepted online by clicking here from now until Thursday, June 30, 2022. 

Recipients of the scholarship will be contacted by email and phone by July 13.