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Scholarships

Since 2005, NTHS has awarded over $2 million in scholarships! It is our belief that CTE students must be supported and encouraged to seek continued education and training in today’s highly competitive global community. NTHS has partnered with the following CTSO and Industry Partners in a national effort to recognize achievement and provide additional scholarship opportunities to our members.

Please read the description and application criteria for each scholarship to determine your eligibility. For assistance, please refer to the Scholarship Program Overview or email the National Office.




Named in honor and memory of our NTHS Co-Founder, the Jon H. Poteat Scholarship is reserved exclusively currently enrolled secondary and postsecondary NTHS members in an active chapter. On June 1, NTHS will award 250 one-thousand dollar JHP Scholarships to eligible members. The online application is available from September 1 - May 15.

The Jon H. Poteat Scholarship application does not require an essay or letter of recommendation. To complete the application, you will:

  1. Log in at nths.org
  2. Click on the NTHS Scholarships tile
  3. Click the "Apply Now" button under the JHP Scholarship description
  4. Read and agree to the terms and conditions
  5. Click "Apply Now" button



In collaboration with NCCER and its BYF initiative, NTHS annually awards five $2000 scholarships to members committed to pursuing careers in construction-related disciplines. Application requirements include:

  • High School senior and/or post-secondary NTHS member
  • Applicant personal information
  • Listing of awards/honors/training participation/certifications received
  • Letter of recommendation
  • Three essay questions (200-500 word)

NCCER is an education foundation that is nationally recognized as the training, assessment, certification, and career development standard for the construction and maintenance craft professional. NCCER also drives multiple initiatives to enhance career development and recruitment efforts for the industry, through its Build Your Future (BYF) initiative.

Build Your Future (BYF) provides a collaborative grassroots approach to construction workforce forecasting and development that includes recruitment, training, placement, retention and image enhancement strategies. BYF aims to be the catalyst for recruiting the next generation of craft professionals.

The folloowing NTHS occupation codes are elligible to apply for this scholarship:

  • 1.2 Environmental Science/Forestry/Natural Resources
  • 3.1 Building Planning/Design/Architecture
  • 3.2 Carpentry
  • 3.3 Construction Management/Estimating
  • 3.4 Electrical-Industrial/Electrical-Mechanical Technology
  • 3.5 Electrical-Residential
  • 3.6 Heating/HVAC
  • 3.7 Heavy Equipment
  • 3.8 Masonry
  • 3.9 Steel Fabrication
  • 3.10 Plumbing
  • 3.11 Pre-Engineering
  • 5.4 Energy Production/Distribution
  • 5.5 Industrial Maintenance
  • 5.8 Welding/Fabrication
  • 12.3 Industry Training/Development
  • 13.5 Marine Service Technician



Partnering with HOSA, we connect our students to countless scholarship opportunities during their educational experience. NTHS is honored to be partnered with HOSA to promote their mission and provide seven scholarships to active HOSA members who are also current NTHS members in good standing. Eligible applicants must be a dues-paying member of both organizations and the requirements and criteria are decided by HOSA.

HOSA is an international student organization recognized by the U.S. Department of Education and the Health Science Education (HSE) Division of ACTE. HOSA's two-fold mission is to promote career opportunities in the health care industry and to enhance the delivery of quality health care to all people. HOSA's goal is to encourage all health science instructors and students to join and be actively involved in the HSE-HOSA Partnership.




Partnering with DECA, we connect our students to countless scholarship opportunities during their educational experience. NTHS is honored to be partnered with DECA to promote their mission and provide two scholarships to active DECA members who are also current NTHS members in good standing. Eligible applicants must be a dues-paying member of both organizations and the requirements and criteria are decided by DECA.


DECA prepares emerging leaders and entrepreneurs in marketing, finance, hospitality and management in high schools and colleges around the globe. With a nearly 70-year history, DECA has impacted the lives of more than ten million students, educators, school administrators and business professionals since it was founded in 1946.




Partnering with SkillsUSA, we connect our students to countless scholarship opportunities during their educational experience. NTHS is honored to be partnered with SkillsUSA to promote their mission and provide four scholarships to active SkillsUSA members who are also current NTHS members in good standing. Eligible applicants must be a dues-paying member of both organizations and the requirements and criteria are decided by SkillsUSA.

SkillsUSA is a partnership of students, teachers and industry working together to ensure America has a skilled workforce. SkillsUSA helps each student excel. We provide educational programs, events and competitions that support career and technical education (CTE) in the nation’s classrooms.




Partnering with FCCLA, we connect our students to countless scholarship opportunities during their educational experience. NTHS is honored to be partnered with FCCLA to promote their mission and provide two scholarships to active FCCLA members who are also current NTHS members in good standing. Eligible applicants must be a dues-paying member of both organizations and the requirements and criteria are decided by FCCLA.

Family, Career and Community Leaders of America is a national Career and Technical Student Organization that provides personal growth, leadership development, and career preparation opportunities for students in Family and Consumer Sciences education.




Partnering with FBLA-PBL, we connect our students to countless scholarship opportunities during their educational experience. NTHS is honored to be partnered with FBLA-PBL to promote their mission and provide two scholarships to active FBLA-PBL members who are also current NTHS members in good standing. Eligible applicants must be a dues-paying member of both organizations and the requirements and criteria are decided by FBLA-PBL.

Future Business Leaders of America-Phi Beta Lambda, Inc. (FBLA-PBL) is the largest career student organization in the world. Each year, FBLA-PBL helps over 250,000 members prepare for careers in business. Our mission is to bring business and education together in a positive working relationship through innovative leadership and career development programs.




Partnering with BPA, we connect our students to countless scholarship opportunities during their educational experience. NTHS is honored to be partnered with BPA to promote their mission and provide three scholarships to active BPA members who are also current NTHS members in good standing. Eligible applicants must be a dues-paying member of both organizations and the requirements and criteria are decided by BPA.

Business Professionals of America is the leading CTSO (Career and Technical Student Organization) for students pursuing careers in business management, office administration, information technology and other related career fields. The mission of Business Professionals of America is to contribute to the preparation of a world-class workforce through the advancement of leadership, citizenship, academic, and technological skills.

Alumni Scholarships



Named for NTHS Co-Founder C. Allen Powell, NTHS is awarding $2,000 in scholarship opportunities to Premium Alumni members this year. Applications for this scholarship are accepted between January 1 and April 20 each year.




GEICO is awarding $8,000 in scholarships to Premium Alumni members this year. GEICO’s generous support helps our alumni to build skills and seek higher education. Members apply only once during their yearly subscription time frame and remain eligible throughout their annual membership.