The Maine Blue Collar Scholarship’s mission is to provide assistance to motivated individuals pursuing a career in the trades.

Scholarship recipients are from all over the state and represent a multitude of the trades-some traditional and some less traditional. The trades represented were: auto + collision repair, building construction, electrical, precision machining, welding, plumbing, EMT, medical, logging, diesel mechanics, power sports, fire science and metal fabrication.

The scholarships awarded ranged in amounts from $500 to $2,500. The recipients can use them to cover the cost of tuition to a community college /trade school or they can use it to buy needed tools & equipment.