Scholarships

NTHS has awarded over $1.7 million in scholarships to date!

It is our belief that CTE students must be supported and encouraged to seek higher education in today’s highly competitive global community. Aware of the increasing costs to attend post-secondary schools, NTHS is dedicated to providing scholarships to career and technical education students who choose a skilled trade as their career. For further assistance please email our NTHS Scholarship Coordinator or call us at 800-801-7090.

In 2018, NTHS will award over a quarter of a million dollars through these exclusive scholarship opportunities.



Named in honor and memory of our NTHS Co-Founder, the Jon H. Poteat Scholarship is reserved exclusively for current NTHS members who have not graduated. In 2018, NTHS will award 225 one-thousand dollar JHP Scholarships to eligible members. The online application is available from September 1 – April 20.

Eligible applicants must log in as current members to complete the simple three minute application. We know you are busy so we created the easiest possible scholarship application to benefit our members. There is no tedious application form or essay to submit. To apply, simply click the purple APPLY NOW button and follow the list of instructions.



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 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.




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 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.




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 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.




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 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.




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 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.




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.


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.


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 September 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.