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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.

2017 WORK ETHIC SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM

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The 2017 Work Ethic Scholarship Program is now closed. Please stay tuned for an update about this year’s recipients.

mrWF TOOL SCHOLARSHIPS FOR AED-AFFILIATED TECH SCHOOLS

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The mikeroweWORKS Foundation has awarded tool scholarships to students enrolled in AED Accredited and Recognized construction equipment technology academic programs.

SKILLSUSA & mrW

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SkillsUSA and the mikeroweWORKS Foundation are teaming up once again to increase opportunities for SkillsUSA students to attend the National Leadership and Skills Conference in Louisville, Ky., June 19-23. The mikeroweWORKS Foundation Travel Scholarship is now closed.