The Home Depot® announces $1 million for trade scholarship program

The Home Depot has announced $1 million in funding for its 2010 Pro Trade Scholarship Program. It has more than tripled the $300,000 scholarship fund it first established in 2009 to support students attending professional building and construction trade schools.

This year's program will support individual students, as well as the schools they attend. Specifically, $1,000 scholarships will be available to 500 trade school students to help offset the cost of tuition, books and tools for their chosen trades. The scholarship recipients' schools will receive additional funds for classroom tools from The Home Depot Foundation through matching gifts of $1,000 for each scholarship awarded to one or more of their students.

The scholarship program is open to all students in the U.S. who currently are enrolled in a building and construction trade school program at a vocational/technical school, college or university. Scholarship recipients will be selected based on academic performance, leadership and work experience.

Scholarship applications will be accepted through April 30 online at and are available in a downloadable Spanish language format.

Date : 2/25/2010