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.
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 1-31.
If you are applying for technical training, trade schools and/or certificate programs, please complete the Academic Scholarship Application in English or en Español.
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. Some examples are:
- Welding certification
- Commercial driver’s license
- Forklift equipment operator and recertification
- Viticulture and winery technology
- Animal control
- Concrete placing
- Cosmetics and hairdressing
- Crop production
- Culinary arts (cooking & baking)
- Heating and air conditioning installation
- Home healthcare
- Human Resources
- Water treatment
- And more!
Our local community colleges offer many courses!
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.