Travel Scholarships for National Champions

SkillsUSA, in partnership with Harbor Freight Tools for Schools, announces a travel scholarship opportunity to the SkillsUSA Championships. Eligible SkillsUSA members can apply to receive up to $1,500 to assist in attending the 2019 National Leadership and Skills Conference (NLSC).

Applications will be accepted from March 15-May 10. Recipients will be announced May 15. For full details including eligibility, visit:

Awards will be open to students who are members of SkillsUSA chapters at public high schools in the United States, eligible to compete on behalf of their state in the SkillsUSA 2019 NLSC, and are registered to compete in the following contests at the 2019 NLSC:

  • Additive Manufacturing
  • Architectural Drafting
  • Automotive Refinishing Technology
  • Automotive Service Technology
  • Aviation Maintenance Technology
  • Cabinetmaking
  • Carpentry
  • CNC Milling Technology
  • CNC Technician
  • CNC Turning Technology
  • Collision Repair Technology
  • Diesel Equipment Technology
  • Electrical Construction Wiring
  • Heating, Ventilation, Air Conditioning and Refrigeration (HVACR)
  • Industrial Motor Control
  • Major Appliance and Refrigeration Technology
  • Marine Service Technology
  • Masonry
  • Mechatronics
  • MLR (Maintenance Light Repair) (technology demo)
  • Motorcycle Service Technology
  • Plumbing
  • Power Equipment Technology
  • Residential Systems Installation and Maintenance
  • Sheet Metal
  • TeamWorks
  • Welding
  • Welding Fabrication
  • Welding Sculpture


Students eligible to compete at the 2019 NLSC in the following contests may receive these scholarships, provided they were enrolled in one of the skilled trades program areas listed above during the 2018-2019 school year:

  • Action Skills
  • American Spirit
  • Career Pathways Showcase: Industrial Engineering Technology
  • Career Pathways Showcase: Natural Resources and Agriculture
  • Chapter Business Procedure
  • Chapter Display
  • Community Action Project
  • Community Service
  • Customer Service
  • Employment Application Process
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Extemporaneous Speaking
  • Job Interview
  • Job Skill Demonstration A
  • Job Skill Demonstration Open
  • Opening and Closing Ceremonies
  • Occupational Health and Safety
  • Outstanding Chapter
  • Prepared Speech
  • Principals of Technology
  • Promotional Bulletin Board
  • Quiz Bowl

Written by

Executive Director, SkillsUSA Texas