The NUCA of Metro DC Vocational/Technical Program Scholarship is a $1,500 as a ONE-TIME scholarship. Applicants must apply each year in order to be considered for a new scholarship.

Any individual who is employed by or the child of someone employed by a NUCA of Metro DC Member company and who will be enrolling in an accredited vocational or technical program between July and December 2022. Applicant must be affiliated with a NUCA of Metro DC Member in good standing, with dues paid in full for the current year at the time of application. Applicant must be affiliated with the firm that is the actual NUCA of Metro DC member. Out of area or branch offices of NUCA of Metro DC members are not eligible. Applicants must be a US citizen or legal resident (proof of citizenship/legal residency required). Applicant must pursue a degree, certificate or credential in a construction-related program that is NOT a 4-year university degree.

Applicant MUST be enrolled or intend to enroll in an approved accredited program. It is the APPLICANT’s responsibility to confirm that their program of choice is accredited by one of the following:

  • ABET accredited
  • ACCE (accredited or non – degree recognized)
  • COE accredited
  • ANSI accredited
  • IACET accredited
  • NCCER accredited
  • Registered Apprenticeship program (federal or DC/MD/VA state registered)

Complete the ENTIRE application in accordance with the instructions. Applications may be submitted by USPS Mail or by email. All applications regardless of method of submission must be received by NUCA of DC no later than August 15, 2022, at 11:59pm. If submitting original docs by USPS, we HIGHLY recommend submitting a copy of the application via email, as the USPS service can be unreliable. NUCA of Metro DC bears no responsibility for delays by the US Postal Service for late delivery.

Mailing address:
NUCA of Metropolitan Washington DC
455 Massachusetts Ave, NW
Suite 150-502
Washington DC 20001

Email Address:
(Please specify “2022 Scholarship Application” in Subject line)

  • Official High School Transcript IF AVAILABLE. IF no High School Transcript is available, a letter stating why no transcript is available must be submitted.
  • Letter of Recommendation from current employer (the NUCA of Metro DC employer)
  • Letter of Recommendation from an unrelated individual in your community who has known you at least two years OR an employer, coach/mentor, or director of club in which you have participated.

When the COMPLETED application has been received by NUCA of Metro DC, each application will be assigned a number and email acknowledgement sent to the applicant. Completed applications are handled only by NUCA of Metro DC staff. The first page of the application is placed in a sealed envelope marked only with the application number. All applications are anonymous and reviewed by the NUCA of Metro DC Scholarship Committee.

Scholarship applications will be evaluated by the NUCA of Metro DC Scholarship Committee based on the general worthiness of the applicant. Consideration will be given to (1) career goals, (2) current and past employment and/or leadership experience, (3) letters of recommendation, (4) thoroughness of the completed application. Incomplete applications will NOT be considered. This is a merit-based scholarship, not based on financial needs.

If you have any questions or need clarification of any details, contact NUCA of Metropolitan Washington DC Executive Director Kelli Baxter by telephone at 202 607 7658 or by email at

2023 Vocational/Technical Program Scholarship Application

The Applicant must complete this form. Sign this sheet (if a minor child – please have a parent or guardian approve the application). Answer all of the questions. If a question does not apply, write “n/a” in the space provided. Please type or write legibly.

Applicant Information

Name of Applicant(Required)
MM slash DD slash YYYY
Who is the employee of the NUCA of Metro DC member firm?(Required)

General Information

Have you been accepted?

Academic Information (If Available)

Community Information

Checklist: Please make sure you have a complete application prior to submitting.

  • Official or unofficial (see requirements above) High School Transcript IF AVAILABLE
  • Letter of Recommendation from­­ current employer
  • Letter of Recommendation from an unrelated individual in your community who has known you at least two years OR an employer, coach/mentor, or director of club in which you have participated
  • Complete Application
  • Submit by July 31, 2023
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