Friday Flash, March 22, 2019 




Scholarship Award Opportunity for Cos Students

The Mary Grasso Memorial Scholarship Fund was created this year to honor the late Cosmetologist Mary Grasso, mother of former Chairperson of the Cosmetology Steering Committee, Kathy Grasso. It is open to all SkillsUSA members who are enrolled in a cosmetology training program, including, but not limited to, cosmetology competitors. Applicants must submit a one page typed 12 font essay on 1.) why you are training to enter the cosmetology industry; 2.) why you are passionate about cosmetology; 3.) why you chose this career path, and 4.) what are your career goals in cosmetology.

Please send your essay to

Due Date April 1, 2019.


Travel Scholarship Opportunities For National SkillsUSA Championships

Nationals has announced several travel scholarships for students to attend the national SkillsUSA Championships.  Details are coming, but if you would like to investigate now go to:

            Harbor Freight Tools for Schools: :

            mikeroweWORKS Foundation Travel Scholarship Available to Those in Need:




SkillsUSA Scholarship Opportunities Now Open for Applications

Applications for several scholarships are now open to benefit SkillsUSA students in pursuit of higher education or certification in their chosen field. Help spread the word so more SkillsUSA students can take full advantage of these opportunities:

For additional scholarship information, continually check the website at:


When Techs Rock, America Rolls

The TechForce Foundation is now accepting nominations for the 2019 TechForce Foundation FutureTechs™ Rock Awards, celebrating the student community of future transportation techs who display passion and commitment for their chosen career path while driving the future of the industry.  TechForce seeks out and honors the best students enrolled in educational programs across the nation representing these nine transportation technician categories:

  • Automotive

  • Diesel — On-Road

  • Diesel — Off-Road

  • Motorcycle and ATV

  • Marine and Watercraft

  • Aviation

  • Motorsports

  • Restoration

  • Collision Repair

Each category winner, as selected by an esteemed panel of judges, will receive a prize tool voucher sponsored by Snap-on. And one grand-prize winner, chosen by popular vote, will receive a TechForce Foundation scholarship or Snap-on grand prize tool voucher!

If you know any enrolled or current students who demonstrate a great passion for their chosen career path, nominate them.  Nominations are open until 4 p.m. PST on March 27, 2019. To learn more and nominate an amazing FutureTech, click here.

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