Presented by: Vail School District Foundation
Summary: To recognize a student that has prepared for the future by investing into their academic, technical, and professional skills in exemplary fashion.
Presentation: Vail Pride Day
Background: The economic future for our students has never been more unpredictable. Standing out in the new workforce requires academic knowledge, technical competency, and professional skills. To give themselves a competitive advantage, there are many young people who are putting these skills together to give themselves a competitive advantage in tomorrow’s economy.
Objective: The Trades award will recognize the ways that students have prepared themselves for their future by investing into their academic, technical, and professional skills. This award is presented to an individual who has made an effort in preparing themselves for any path their future may hold. Whether beginning their career after graduation, working while in college, or diversifying their skillset, these students have rigorously prepared themselves for a successful life after high school.
Whom may apply: Any student of the Vail School District may submit an application to receive this award.
- Be a high school senior in the Vail School District that plans to attend an accredited two- or four-year college or university or trade school
- Fill out a scholarship award application
- Submit at least two letters of recommendation, one of which must be from a Vail School District staff member
Selection: A selection committee reviews all scholarship applications and forwards recommendations to the VSDF Board which determines which student(s) receive a scholarship.