Metal Supermarkets Trade School Scholarship

Metal Supermarkets Will Award $2,500 Scholarships to 4 Trade School Students

Metal Supermarkets is proud to support the skilled trades, and we want to make it easier for students to pursue one of these viable, stable and well-paying careers.

Congratulations to the 2023 Metal Supermarket Trade School Scholarship Recipients:

  • Martin Norman
  • Rachel Perry
  • Simeon Lashbrook
  • Wyatt Weston

There is a ever-growing shortage of skilled trade workers across North America. The American Welding Society indicates there is a shortage of more than 450,000 skilled welding professionals, and a study commissioned by Metal Supermarkets indicates that young people are simply not aware of possible skilled trades careers, with over 62% of respondents indicating they did not learn about trade school opportunities in high school. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, skilled trades have millions of unfilled positions across the U.S., with as many as 2.5 million more by 2029.

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These careers are vital to a wide variety of industries, as well as to maintain and develop critical infrastructure. And during the COVID-19 pandemic, they have proven to be stable, essential jobs, with demand growing upwards of 100% for certain trade careers. In an effort to lessen this current skilled trade worker shortage and raise awareness of the skilled trade careers, Metal Supermarkets is committed to providing students with financial support to continue their education, grow their knowledge in their chosen field and ultimately enter the work force as a skilled tradesperson.

“The skilled trades don’t just hold strong in an economic downturnbut they are among the rare sectors that continue to experience significant growth in an unpredictable job market”

Check out the past recipients of the Trade School Scholarship

Deadline to Apply:

June 30th, 2023


  • Students accepted to and attending a post-secondary trade school program with a semester beginning in 2023.
  • Open to citizens, permanent residents and resident aliens legally residing in the USA or Canada with a High School Diploma, GED or equivalent
  • Scholarship funds are payable to the winner’s certified trade school in the United States or Canada.
  • Winner must enroll or already be enrolled in the upcoming semester.
  • Employees of Metal Supermarkets Franchising Family of Companies, its franchisees, franchisee staff or their family members may not enter.

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