Scholarships for Skilled Trades - DEADLINE EXTENDED

United Way of Passaic County is pleased to announce that the generosity of a private donor has created scholarships for 2 high school students to attend trade school in 2020.

Two scholarships of $2,000 each will be awarded to high school seniors graduating from a Paterson high school in June 2020 who plan to pursue a career in skilled trades. Examples of skilled trades include building maintenance, carpentry, electrical, HVAC, interior design, masonry and plumbing.

Scholarship applicants must plan to attend an accredited trade school upon graduation from high school. Eligible applicants must also qualify for financial aid and plan to pursue a career in the skilled trade category. Applications and criteria information are available by emailing the scholarship coordinator at

Deadline for scholarship applications is extended to May 15, 2020.

Did you know? Federal student aid can be used for attending trade school. Students who have not applied for financial aid through FAFSA or the state system can get help with this application by contacting