SACRAMENTO, Calif. — The EGIA Foundation, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit public charitable organization committed to educating, researching, and developing the next generation of qualified workers for the home service industry, announced the scholarship program is accepting applicants for the 2018-2019 academic year.

The EGIA Foundation wants to help develop and qualify ambitious, committed people from all backgrounds for employment in the home services industry.

“All too often, the cost of education prevents even the most passionate of people from their desired career path,” said Bruce Matulich, EGIA Foundation chairman and CEO. “The EGIA Foundation Scholarship Program promises to reduce that financial hurdle, creating a new generation of workforce that will positively impact their community, the economy, and society as a whole.”

The scholarship program supports academic and trade education at a wide variety of approved community colleges, private career schools, and trade schools that offer courses relevant to careers in the home services industry.

The Foundation’s first scholarships are for students interested in a career related to HVACR. The 2018-2019 program will use Scholarship America recipient selection criteria, including the consideration of academic performance, demonstrated leadership and participation in school and community activities, work experience, statement of career and educational goals and objectives, unusual personal or family circumstances, and an outside appraisal. Financial need will be considered.

Up to 20 awards of $2,500 each will be granted to qualified applicants. Awards are one-time only and are for specific courses of study relevant to a career in the home services industry.

Publicaiton date: 1/29/2018

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