Training for the Trades Scholarships Offered to Area Workers

CBCF 9 News 9 Training for the Trades Scholarships Offered to Area Workers

The Coastal Bend Community Foundation (CBCF) Board of Directors announces the availability
of $100,000 in scholarships targeted for area workers who wish to further their education to
enhance their careers.

Named “Training for the Trades” this one-time grant will award approximately 50 scholarships
to local residents already in the workforce for certificate programs at Del Mar College (DMC),
Craft Training Center of the Coastal Bend (CTC) and Coastal Bend College (CBC). Applicants
do not need to be currently working in technical/vocational fields.

Beginning on May 1, interested workers can access scholarship eligibility/guidelines and
application on the CBCF website, or at the financial aid offices at
DMC, CTC or CBC. Scholarship applications must be submitted to DMC, CTC or CBC on or
before August 1. The scholarships are renewable for up to one additional term upon satisfactory
completion of the first term.

Click here to download the application.


The Mission of the Foundation is to improve the quality of life in the Coastal Bend by building community endowment and addressing social, educational, environmental, and cultural needs through the awarding of grants and scholarships.

The Foundation’s Vision is to provide the Coastal Bend with:

  • Efficient gift options to meet donors’ charitable wishes
  • Effective grants to charitable organizations and scholarships to students
  • Ethical leadership to promote and enhance area philanthropy

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