We believe that college should be affordable for everyone. Luckily, there are many tech school scholarships available to students who have financial need and the initiative to apply.

Ranken provides both merit- and need-based scholarship funding to students who qualify and apply in time. We’ll also help you find a variety of scholarships for technical schools that are provided by donors and organizations. Our goal is to help students pay for their tuition, books, tools and other expenses through our many scholarship options.

When To Apply

Scholarship applications are available for download beginning April 1 each year, and will be awarded for the following academic year. Different tech school scholarships each have their own set of criteria and deadline dates. Download our scholarship guide to get all of the details on scholarships offered at the college.

Questions? Therese Velleca, Ranken’s scholarship counselor, is here to help. Contact her at 314-286-4866 or tvelleca@ranken.edu.

How to Apply

In order to be considered for any financial need-based scholarships for technical schools, you must first file your FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid). You can complete your FAFSA online, or visit the Financial Aid Office at Ranken for assistance.

Make Sure You’re Eligible

We want to help you get as much funding as you can, but there are a few things that can disqualify you. Be aware and make sure you can get the scholarships you need!

  • Incomplete scholarship applications will not be considered. Read the scholarship instructions carefully, and make sure you’ve submitted all of the application materials.
  • During the selection process, priority of funding will be given to first-time college students seeking their first degree.
  • If a student is currently in default status on a previous student loan, that student will not be eligible to receive Ranken’s tech school scholarships. If you’re not sure about your loan status, or need help figuring out how to get out of default, contact our Financial Aid office.
  • Late applications will not be considered. All applications must be received in the Financial Aid office by the deadline date.

Not all applicants will be awarded a scholarship. But remember: you’re much more likely to receive one or more scholarships for technical schools if you submit your application early.

Scholarship Name Amount Criteria Deadline Application
Gene Haas Machining Technology Scholarships Varies - multiple scholarships available

The Society of Manufacturing Engineers sponsors numerous scholarships across the country for students pursuing careers in engineering/manufacturing. If you have any questions or require additional assistance, please contact the Education Foundation at 313.425.3300 or email at foundation@sme.org

November 1

Applications are available at their website

NTMA Scholarship Varies

Precision Machining Technology

  • Each applicant must be sponsored by a member or associate member of the NTMA – St. Louis Chapter.
  • The applicant must be employed by the sponsor member or be related to a person who works for the sponsor member.
  • The applicant must be a full time student at a certified technical school, junior college, or four year university and be majoring in a manufacturing related field.

Not available

Please contact Sally Safranski at ntmastl@aol.com to request an application packet.

SkillsUSA Scholarship – STATE COMPETITION (Secondary) $1,000 - $3,000

Students who place at the SkillsUSA District, State and National competitions in approved “hands-on” technical contests

This scholarship must be used in the academic year immediately following high school graduation.

Students must bring documentation from SkillsUSA to the Financial Aid office in order to be eligible

SkillsUSA Scholarship – DISTRICT COMPETITION (Secondary) $500 - $1,500

Students who place at the SkillsUSA District competitions in approved “hands-on” technical contests

This scholarship must be used in the academic year immediately following high school graduation.

Students must bring documentation from SkillsUSA to the Financial Aid office in order to be eligible

SkillsUSA Scholarship – NATIONAL COMPETITION (Secondary) $500 - $5,000

Students who place at the SkillsUSA District, State and National competitions in approved “hands-on” technical contests

This scholarship must be used in the academic year immediately following high school graduation.

Students must bring documentation from SkillsUSA to the Financial Aid office in order to be eligible

Ranken Technical College Collaborative Scholarship Varies

Available to students in all programs | Full-time, degree-seeking student | Demonstrated financial need

Awarded on a case-by-case basis focusing on students from St. Louis City and St. Louis County

Students must bring documentation from SkillsUSA to the Financial Aid office in order to be eligible

Scholarship
Name: Gene Haas Machining Technology Scholarships
Amount: Varies - multiple scholarships available
Criteria:

The Society of Manufacturing Engineers sponsors numerous scholarships across the country for students pursuing careers in engineering/manufacturing. If you have any questions or require additional assistance, please contact the Education Foundation at 313.425.3300 or email at foundation@sme.org

Deadline:

November 1

Application:

Applications are available at their website

Name: NTMA Scholarship
Amount: Varies
Criteria:

Precision Machining Technology

  • Each applicant must be sponsored by a member or associate member of the NTMA – St. Louis Chapter.
  • The applicant must be employed by the sponsor member or be related to a person who works for the sponsor member.
  • The applicant must be a full time student at a certified technical school, junior college, or four year university and be majoring in a manufacturing related field.
Deadline:

Not available

Application:

Please contact Sally Safranski at ntmastl@aol.com to request an application packet.

Name: SkillsUSA Scholarship – STATE COMPETITION (Secondary)
Amount: $1,000 - $3,000
Criteria:

Students who place at the SkillsUSA District, State and National competitions in approved “hands-on” technical contests

Deadline:

This scholarship must be used in the academic year immediately following high school graduation.

Application:

Students must bring documentation from SkillsUSA to the Financial Aid office in order to be eligible

Name: SkillsUSA Scholarship – DISTRICT COMPETITION (Secondary)
Amount: $500 - $1,500
Criteria:

Students who place at the SkillsUSA District competitions in approved “hands-on” technical contests

Deadline:

This scholarship must be used in the academic year immediately following high school graduation.

Application:

Students must bring documentation from SkillsUSA to the Financial Aid office in order to be eligible

Name: SkillsUSA Scholarship – NATIONAL COMPETITION (Secondary)
Amount: $500 - $5,000
Criteria:

Students who place at the SkillsUSA District, State and National competitions in approved “hands-on” technical contests

Deadline:

This scholarship must be used in the academic year immediately following high school graduation.

Application:

Students must bring documentation from SkillsUSA to the Financial Aid office in order to be eligible

Name: Ranken Technical College Collaborative Scholarship
Amount: Varies
Criteria:

Available to students in all programs | Full-time, degree-seeking student | Demonstrated financial need

Deadline:

Awarded on a case-by-case basis focusing on students from St. Louis City and St. Louis County

Application:

Students must bring documentation from SkillsUSA to the Financial Aid office in order to be eligible