SET SEG Skilled Trades Scholarship

The SET SEG Foundation believes in supporting Michigan public school students in the pursuit of enrichment opportunities that advance learning and create opportunities. With the shortage of skilled trade workers in Michigan, we want to help revitalize these career paths and support students in their professional pursuits by giving 20 scholarships each in the amount of $500.

Congratulations to the recipients of the 2024 Skilled Trades Scholarship!

Eligibility Requirements

  • Must be a Michigan resident.
  • Must be a high school senior attending a Michigan public school.
  • Must have been enrolled in a Career and Technical Education Program with a CIP code – transcript required.
  • Must be enrolled in, or plan to enroll in, an accredited two- or four-year college, technical school, or other accredited technical institute in the next 12 months.


  • 20 Scholarships each in the amount of $500 will be awarded
  • Awards must be used for school tuition costs or certification program costs

Application Requirements

  • The deadline is April 15, 2024.

Award Notification

  • Scholarship winners will be notified by May 2024.
  • As a condition of acceptance, scholarship winners will be asked to sign a SET SEG Foundation release form for the purpose of announcing the scholarship recipients via the website, social media, and publications.

Frequently Asked Questions

Q: If a student won’t complete their CTE course at the date of application submission, but plans to by the end of the school year, is the student eligible for this scholarship?

If the student plans to complete the CTE course within this school year, 2023-2024, then the student is eligible for the scholarship. Transcripts are required for the application to be considered. Please note in the application the projected completion date for the CTE program.

Q: My child attended a Career Tech Center last year, but not this year. Can my child still apply?

If your child currently attends a Michigan public school, has attended a CTE course and plans to enroll in an an accredited two- or four-year college, technical school, or other accredited technical institutes in the next 12 months, then your child is eligible to receive a Skilled Trades Scholarship.

Q: My child is enrolled in a community college program, but still has his 13th year to finish. When should he apply for the scholarship?

Students completing a 13th year are still eligible for the Skilled Trade Scholarship. Students must apply during their senior year (year 12) of high school and must fulfill the other eligibility requirements.

Q: Criteria states students must be a senior. Would juniors currently enrolled in early college be eligible for this scholarship as well?

No. This scholarship is for Michigan public school graduating seniors.

Q: What is a CIP Code and where can I find the code for my student’s program?

You can get the CIP Code through the CTE program the student was enrolled in or use the federally maintained code list by clicking here.

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