The Western Chester County Chamber of Commerce recognizes the importance of continuing education and life-long learning. For 2020 we will offer 2 scholarships to eligible students. NEW this year is our Trades Scholarship, in addition to our Academic Scholarship.

The Trade Scholarship is designed for a local high school student from one of our area’s vocational programs. The WCCCC Trades Scholarship will assist students attending a vocational-technical school and who will pursue a trade degree/certificate in an industry including but not limited to Construction, Industrial, Motor/Power Sector, Mechanics, and Technology.

WCCCC engages with local businesses and education to highlight the widening skills gap in the trades. The Chamber identified a need for a scholarship program specific to vocational students after hosting our 2019 What’s Working Workforce Solution event. The annual event brings together local education and businesses together to discover how they can partner to develop a workforce pipeline that benefits rising students and is customized to the workforce needs of trade employers.

We will continue to work on building pathways for our youth and hope you will share these scholarship opportunities with individuals that apply to the specifications.

Submit applications to:

Western Chester County Chamber of Commerce

Scholarship Selection Committee

Lukens Executive Office Building

50 South First Avenue

Coatesville, PA  19320

Or email completed application to ;

Rachel@WesternChesterCounty.com

Trade Application Deadline: May 15th, 2020 

Academic Scholarship Application Deadline: April 15th, 2020

Western Chester County Chamber of Commerce

2019-2020 Scholarship Application

The Western Chester County Chamber of Commerce recognizes the importance of continuing education and life-long learning; therefore, offers a $1000 scholarship annually to a graduating senior that:

  • Resides in the chamber's service area: Atglen, Caln, Christiana, Coatesville, East Brandywine, East Fallowfield, East Nantmeal, Elverson, Highland, Honey Brook, Modena, Parkesburg, Sadsbury, South Coatesville, Valley, Wallace, West Bradford, West Brandywine, West Caln, West Fallowfield, West Nantmeal,  and West Sadsbury
  • Meets all of the scholarship criteria defined by the chamber, which includes outstanding academic performance and pursuit of a certificate, license, two year degree or four year degree

Criteria

Recipient(s) of the WCCCC scholarship must meet the following criteria:

  1. Be a senior student in good standing in his/her high school
  2. Demonstrate proficient academic achievement (3.0 or higher cumulative GPA)
  3. Demonstrate involvement in school activities and/or community service
  4. Be accepted at a university, college, community college, or accredited vocational, trade, or business school
  5. Provide a recommendation by an administrator, teacher, or coach or other personal reference

Application Process

  1. Applications may be obtained online at the Western Chester County Chamber of Commerce website, www.westernchestercounty.com, or in the guidance offices of the following high schools:
  • Coatesville Area Senior High
  • Octorara Area Senior High
  • Twin Valley Senior High
  • Collegium Charter School
  • Bishop Shanahan High School
  1. Applications must be submitted to the Western Chester County Chamber of Commerce by April 15th of the student’s senior year.  Applications may be submitted in person, by email at Rachel@westernchestercounty.com, or by mail at 50 S First Avenue, Coatesville, PA 19320
  1. Applications will be reviewed by the Scholarship Selection Committee, which is comprised of members of the Western Chester County Chamber of Commerce and appointed by the Board of Directors.  Recipient(s) will be notified upon verification of the application criteria.
  2. Scholarship recipients will be recognized at a Western Chester County Chamber of Commerce Event.

 

Distribution of Scholarships

A check for the full amount of the scholarship will be issued in the name of the recipient upon receipt of a copy of the paid tuition statement from the university, college, or school the recipient will be attending. Funds may be utilized for reimbursement of tuition payments.

 

2019-2020 Trades Scholarship Application

The Western Chester County Chamber of Commerce recognizes the importance of continuing education and life-long learning; therefore, offers a $1000 scholarship annually to a graduating senior that:

  • Resides in the chamber's service area: Atglen, Caln, Christiana, Coatesville, East Brandywine, East Fallowfield, East Nantmeal, Elverson, Highland, Honey Brook, Modena, Parkesburg, Sadsbury, South Coatesville, Valley, Wallace, West Bradford, West Brandywine, West Caln, West Fallowfield,  West Nantmeal, and West Sadsbury
  • Attends a technical education program at Octorara Area Senior High, TCHS Brandywine or TCHS Pennocks Bridge
  • Meets all of the scholarship criteria defined by the chamber, which includes proficient academic performance and pursuit of a certificate, license, two year degree or four year degree

Criteria

Recipient(s) of the WCCCC scholarship must meet the following criteria:

  1. Be a senior student in good standing in his/her high school
  2. Demonstrate proficient academic achievement, specifically a 2.0 or greater cumulative GPA AND a 2.5 or greater GPA in technical courses
  3. Achieve an advanced score on the NOCTI
  4. Demonstrate involvement in school activities and/or community service OR demonstrate active membership in a Career and Technical Service Organization (CTSO, see examples below) OR participate in COOP

Examples of CTSOs, but not limited to

* DECA

* FBLA (Future Business Leaders of America)

* FFA

* TSA (Technology Student Association)

* SkillsUSA

  1. Be accepted at a university, college, community college, or accredited vocational, trade, or business school
  2. Provide a recommendation by an administrator, teacher, coach or other professional reference

Application Process

  1. Applications may be obtained online at the Western Chester County Chamber of Commerce website, www.westernchestercounty.com, or in the guidance offices of the following high schools:
  • Octorara Area Senior High
  • TCHS Brandywine
  1. Applications must be submitted to the Western Chester County Chamber of Commerce by May 15th of the student’s senior year.  Applications may be submitted in person, by email at chamber@westernchestercounty.com, or by mail at 50 S First Avenue, Coatesville, PA 19320
  2. Applications will be reviewed by the Scholarship Selection Committee, which is comprised of members of the Western Chester County Chamber of Commerce and appointed by the Board of Directors.  Recipient(s) will be notified upon verification of the application criteria.
  3. Scholarship recipients will be recognized at a Western Chester County Chamber of Commerce Event.

Distribution of Scholarships

A check for the full amount of the scholarship will be issued in the name of the recipient upon receipt of a copy of the paid tuition statement from the university, college, or school the recipient will be attending. Funds may be utilized for reimbursement of tuition payments.