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AACC cewd Scholarships
Through AACC, the School of Continuing Education and Workforce Development (CEWD) awards scholarships to qualifying students. Scholarship funds may pay a certain amount of total tuition and fees for courses within approved certificate programs, as listed on the scholarship application. Scholarships will be awarded as funds are available. Funds are limited, so students are encouraged to apply early.
CCBC Grants & Scholarships
CCBC often can assist with the costs of your education if you are a resident of Baltimore County. Check CCBC's website below to see what current programs are available.
AWS Foundation Scholarship
This scholarship is available through the American Welding Society to provide funds to students seeking welder training less than 2 years in length through a trade school, community college, or other facility providing welder.
Mike Rowe Works Scholarship
Scholarship opportunities are also available through mikeroweWORKS Foundation. A million dollars in work ethic scholarships are available to hard working men and women to help train the next generation of skilled workers.
Nuts & Bolts Foundation Scholarship
Nuts, Bolts & Thingamajigs provides scholarships up to $3,500 for students pursuing a certificate or degree program that will lead to manufacturing careers.
Incumbent worker training program
Through the EARN Maryland grant, MD MEP is offering funds to offset the cost of training. Funding is reimbursement-based and can cover up to 50% of training cost with a cap of $10K per company (per year).
WEDnetPA provides resources needed to train new employees or retrain existing workers. Training funds available up to $2,000 per eligible employee (not to exceed $100,000 per company).
If you require financial assistance, there are several options available to you based on eligibility. Our partners at AACC can assist you with additional information.
private student loans
Though continuing education students are not eligible to borrow Federal Direct Loans, they are eligible to borrow many private student loans. You may borrow private loans from any lender you choose that will cover continuing education (noncredit) courses.
Borrowing costs vary between programs and institutions. You will need to investigate the costs and choose the program that is right for you.
FINAID.org offers a loan analyzer that helps students compare borrowing costs from an extensive list of private loan companies.