SVEAA 2024 Trade Scholarship

  • The Spencer Van Etten Alumni Association* is offering one $2,000 trade scholarship.
  • The SVEAA Trade Scholarship award is available to SVE graduating seniors entering a vocational / technical / trade program, typically defined by a single focused skill or profession.
    Examples: Cosmetology, Plumbing, Para-Legal, Carpentry, Electrician, Commercial Vehicle or Heavy Equipment License, Culinary Arts, Veterinary Technician, Medical Assistant, X-Ray Technician, etc.


  • Technical / Vocational / Trade programs must provide either a grade structure or a certification of completion.
  • Awardee must maintain passing grades of “C” or better for the first semester of study and proof of registration for the second semester (or semester equivalent).

Application Requirements:

  • Completed SVEAA Trade Scholarship application created on this page.
  • Current resume must be pasted in the last data entry block above the Submit button.
  • Completed application and resume must be submitted no later than May 1, 2024.

*indicates required field

Each applicant must submit a brief paragraph defining his or her future career aspirations. This should include career objectives/planned field of study. Example 1: I plan on seeking an Associate of Occupational Studies (AOS) degree in Auto Body Repair. Upon completion of my two-year degree, I plan to join my family’s auto body repair business by opening a satellite location in a neighboring city. Example 2: I plan to enroll in a vocational training program for heating, ventilation, air conditioning and refrigeration. Upon completion of the program, I plan to open a business to install and repair HVAC / Refrigeration systems.

IRS Tax Implications:

The SVE Alumni Association Trade Scholarship may be taxable. The responsibility of reporting and paying any tax rests with the recipient.
Topic 421 – Scholarship and Fellowship Grants

To learn which expenses are tax deductible, please review IRS Pub 970 (2013) linked here:
IRS Pub 970 (2013) Tax Benefits for Education

Non-Discrimination Policy:
The SVE Alumni Association is committed to providing an inclusive and welcoming environment for all.

Privacy Policy:
The SVE Alumni Association does not release names or contact information to anyone, except as required in performing the normal business of the Association.

*The SVE Alumni Association is a 501 (c) (3) not-for-profit organization.