Aghealth Benefits Alliance Scholarship Foundation

Vocational Scholarships

Vocational scholarships are for:

  • Those who wish to build job skills or learn a new trade;
  • Aspiring students who are not yet in school;
  • Current full- or part-time students at any vocational, educational, or job training program in California; and,
  • Certificate programs including those at local community colleges in California.

Several scholarships will be awarded in amounts up to $5,000 each.
Scholarships can be used for enrollment fees, books, supplies, and other program-related expenses. Past applicants and past winners may apply again. Applicants are eligible for up to two AHBA scholarship awards and may qualify for additional post certification support..

A Selection Committee will choose vocational scholarship winners based on:

  • The applicant’s motivation, character, ability, and potential;
  • The applicant’s financial need;
  • Recent personal and professional letter(s) of recommendation.

Incomplete applications will not be considered.

Get your Application in English or en Español.
Vocational applications are accepted each year between March 1-April 15.

How could this scholarship help me?
A vocational scholarship can help you pay for a course to improve your job skills. A certification could help you move to a higher position at work and earn more money, such as:

Other examples include:


  • Carpentry
  • Cosmetics and hairdressing
  • Crop production
  • Culinary arts (cooking & baking)
  • Electrician
  • Home healthcare
  • Human Resources
  • Landscaping
  • Plumbing
  • And more!

Our local community colleges offer many courses!

•       Napa Valley College

•       Napa Valley Adult Education

•       Santa Rosa Junior College

•       Solano Community College

The vocational scholarships are named the Lee Henderson Memorial Scholarship Fund. This scholarship program is a tribute to Lee Henderson, who led California Winegrower Foundation from 1973-2006 and dedicated her career to the local agricultural community. Learn more about Lee: Click Here.

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