Ten hardworking and lucky individuals will get up to $20,000 towards a full-ride scholarship to an accredited trade school.
With so much emphasis on STEM education and traditional four-year colleges over the years, there’s been a real shortage of students choosing to attend and graduate from trade schools.
We’re talking about gas and diesel mechanics, welders, plumbers, HVAC, locksmiths, electricians, the heart, and soul of any community.
One philanthropic individual is not only encouraging students to enter trade schools, she’s putting her money where her mouth is, awarding up to $1.7 Million in grants and scholarships to future trade school attendees.
This philanthropic person is Danielle Bregoli aka Bhad Bhabie aka the Cash Me Outside Girl?
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I got tipped off about this story from the admin of a “Collision Repair Technicians United” Facebook group who, when flipping through a recent trade magazine, came across a two-page advertisement about Ms.Bregoli’s scholarship and shared a screenshot of the ad to other group members.
Here’s the screenshot of the ad below.
According to Complex Magazine, Bregoli, in partnership with Educapital Foundation, announced her scholarship earlier in August last year.
Dubbed the Bhad Scholarship, prospective applicants first apply via BhadScholarships.com and, if chosen among those that meet certain performance based qualifying standards, they may win one of three scholarships including,
- $1,000,000 in $1,000 scholarships awarded to 1,000 trade school students.
- $500,000 in $10,000 scholarships for startup capital awarded to 50 graduates.
- $200,000 in $20,000 full-ride scholarships awarded to graduates for local trade school tuition or other higher education expenses.
For example, one of the options when asked on the application “What trade schools are you interested in?” is Aviation Mechanic.
You could take a short business trip flight sometime in 2025 and the plane you’re flying on was maintained by a mechanic who got a full-ride scholarship from the Cash Me Outside girl?
With Aviation Maintenance Technology programs lasting between 17-22 months, yes, it’s very possible.
That tire shop you eventually go to get your Mercedes aligned at? It might’ve started with seed money from Bhad Scholarships.
Say what you want about Bregoli, but the fact of the matter is that a 1000+ trade school students will get a head start paying their tuition off, many of them getting full-rides.
There are so many influential people with magnitudes more doing so much less or nothing at all.
Props to you, Bregoli.