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About the Foundation

The mikeroweWORKS Foundation is a 501(c)(3) public charity that rewards people with a passion to get trained for skilled jobs that actually exist. As CEO of the Foundation, Mike Rowe spends a significant amount of time speaking about the country’s dysfunctional relationship with work, highlighting the widening skills gap, and challenging the persistent belief that a four-year degree is automatically the best path for the most people.

Through its scholarship programs, including the Work Ethic Scholarship Program, the Foundation provides financial assistance to qualified individuals with a desire to learn a skill that is in demand. The Foundation has been instrumental in granting more than $3 million in education for trade schools across the country.


PD about us WES 2018
APPLY NOW! The deadline to submit
applications is Monday, June 4, 2018.


The mikeroweWORKS Foundation
Travel Scholarships for SkillsUSA Members

The scholarships are to offer assistance for those participating at the 2018 National SkillsUSA Championships.
The application process for this year’s scholarships is now closed. You can  learn more at skillsusa.org.