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
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 SCHOOLSThe mikeroweWORKS Foundation has awarded tool scholarships to students enrolled in AED Accredited and Recognized construction equipment technology academic programs.
mrW & MTI
Registration for The mikeroweWORKS Foundation and Midwest Technical Institute scholarship is now closed.
SKILLSUSA & mrWSkillsUSA 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.