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Scholarship Opportunities & Funding Grants

BIAW- Building Industry Association of Washington is working hard to build the future workforce in the construction trades by offering scholarships and grants for those seeking careers in these fields.

One of their recipients was a local Sequim HS student.  Read her story here.

NPBA works with BIAW and several other organizations to help get Scholarship information out to local students that may not otherwise know there is funding available for Trades Education.

Highway Construction and Maritime Trades Scholarships | WSDOT

WSDOT's On-the-Job Training Support Services Program (OJT/SS) and Pre-Apprenticeship Support Services Program (PASS) provide pre-apprenticeship, training, preparatory, and apprenticeship scholarship opportunities to support the participation of women, minorities, and other disadvantaged individuals in the federal-aid and state funded highway construction and maritime workforce.

Application window will close on June 1, 2022, or when funds are expended. 

Scholarship opportunities are available and include the following highway construction and/or maritime trades training/preparatory programs:

  • Laborers
  • Carpenters/Pile Drivers
  • Electricians (Inside Wireman)
  • Cement Masons
  • Painters
  • Truck Drivers (CDL-Class A)
  • Diesel Mechanics
  • Iron Workers
  • Heavy Equipment Operators or Mechanics
  • Able Body Seaman (AB) preparation programs (above deck)
  • Marine Engineering Technology training programs (below deck)
  • Ordinary Seaman (OS)
  • Other trades or training programs related to highway construction and/or maritime programs on approval

For seniors who will be attending any school or vocational/technical program to pursue a construction industry-related field of study.

The deadline to submit a scholarship or grant application is not yet determined.

Since its inception, BIAW has awarded over $670,000 in scholarships and grants. They provide scholarships to students who have demonstrated a passion and commitment to developing a career in the home building industry. They also offer grants to organizations with programs in construction-related fields of study, residential construction career training, continuing education, apprenticeship, and skills assessment services, and technical training programs educating tomorrow’s home builders.


BIAW offers a grant application that training providers can use to buy tools, materials, curriculum or whatever the program feels would augment their program.

Sequim Prairie Nights Vocational Scholarship

For seniors with a 2.5 or better GPA and who plan to pursue a career in automotive, construction trades or related fields. Contact Ms. Sanders for an application. Deadline: