Full-Tuition CARES Scholarships Available to Newport News Residents Affected by COVID-19
The City of Newport News is using CARES Act funding to support residents affected by COVID-19 in many different ways, including workforce development initiatives. Thanks to a grant from the city, Virginia Technical Academy is offering full-tuition scholarships to residents. This is a fast-moving grant and applications are due Wednesday, September 23.
Virginia Technical Academy provides hands-on training and a support for those interested in becoming skilled tradespeople. The Academy offers fully-accredited apprenticeship programs for HVAC technicians, electricians, plumbers, appliance technicians and facilities management technicians. Residents can utilize the grant to enroll in courses for either day or night attendance. Scholarship funds cover tuition, performance training, certification testing fees, steel-toed boots and new work tools. Participants will have no out-of-pocket costs in order to graduate.
To qualify, you must be a Newport News resident and be able to show documentation of financial hardship due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Those interested in the program must apply online. In addition to the online form, applicants are asked to submit a short video stating why he/she should be selected for this scholarship. The video should be no longer than three minutes. Act fast! Don’t miss this opportunity to secure a future in the trades. Apply on the Virginia Technical Academy website or call 757-586-5322 for more information.