Who Can Apply:
- Skilled trades are the backbone of our society and can be lucrative, stable career opportunities. While often overlooked, higher education in a trade can be critical in order to set a firm foundation to build that career on.
- Russell Koci is a retired machinist, farmer and do-it-all craftsman. This scholarship celebrates his achievements by seeking out others cut from a similar cloth. Those who seek a career in trades such as (but not limited to) fabrication, construction, farming, plumbing, electrical and beyond are encouraged to apply.
- Any current trade school student or high school senior in Kansas that is interested in attending a trade school may apply for this scholarship.
Submission: To apply, answer the below questions in a short essay.
- What skilled trade are you planning to study or are currently studying and why have you chosen it?
- Why do you plan/have you planned a career in this chosen trade?
- Why will you be successful in your trade?
- In general, what does a successful life look like and why will you be successful?
Deadline: April 5, 2023