Community College of Allegheny County (CCAC)

Community College of Allegheny County

Grainger Tools for Tomorrow Scholarship

W.W. Grainger, Inc. is the leading broad line supplier of facilities maintenance products serving businesses and institutions throughout North American.   More than 18,000 employees help customers get the job done, saving them time and money by having the right products to keep their facilities running.  They are backed by a highly integrated network including nearly 610 branches, 18 distribution centers and multiple websites.  Grainger's longstanding commitment to the communities it serves includes philanthropic support in the areas of disaster relief and education.

Since 2006 the Grainger Tools for Tomorrow Scholarship Program has helped technical education students across the country realize their educational goals.  The scholarship recognizes outstanding students with a $2,000 scholarship prior to their second year of schooling and a customized Westward toolkit upon successful complete of the student’s technical education program.  For more information, download the scholarship brochure.

DEADLINE: All applications must be submitted by May 30, 2009.

ELIGIBILITY:  Applicants must be U.S. citizen entering second year of study in electronic systems, HVAC, plumbing, welding, automotive, construction, or other industrial trade.  Applicant must graduate from same school at which they applied – scholarship is NOT transferable to another institution.  Applicant must have a GPA of 3.0 or higher (on a 4.0 scale).

APPLICATION PROCEDURES:  Applicants must provide the following:

  • Completed application form
  • One letter of recommendation from a professor, teacher, or advisor
  • List of clubs, activities, and leadership roles held and years involved
  • Summary or list of accomplishments and leadership roles relating to field of study
  • Essay of 200-300 words on why the student chose to study technical education, how his/her achievements and/or leadership roles have helped student grow individually, and his/her future goals within the technical field

SELECTION:  A panel of qualified judges, consisting of school faculty, staff, and board members will review the applications for educational merit, technical achievement, demonstrated leadership, and commitment to the area of study.  Grainger approves all final winners.

NOTIFICATION:  Winners will be notified no later than June 30, 2009.  All winners will be required to sign a photo release, submit to a background check, and provide a biography and photo headshot.  Winners will be publicly announced later this year.  Attendance at the spring 2010 CCAC Educational Foundation scholarship luncheon is required.