City of Racine Pre-Apprenticeship Scholarship Application 2022

The City of Racine and Mayor Mason believe in your potential! We want to encourage and support adults in the City who are interested in starting family-supporting careers in the building/construction trades.

We know that starting training programs requires a lot of time, effort, and sacrifice. To support you in doing this, the City is now offering scholarships of up to $1,500 to residents who enroll in and complete either WRTP/Big Step’s Southeast Wisconsin Roadbuilding Training Program or the Racine YMCA’s First Choice Pre-Apprenticeship Program.

The City is proud to partner with WRTP/Big Step and the Racine Family YMCA to help City residents access their high-quality pre-apprenticeship training programs.

If you live in the City of Racine and are ready to start your career in the building trades, complete this application for a City scholarship!

* Required

How did you learn about the City of Racine Pre-Apprenticeship Scholarship Opportunity? *

Race (This question is asked for demographic purposes only and does not impact your scholarship eligibility) *

Ethnicity (This question is asked for demographic purposes only and does not impact your scholarship eligibility) *

Primary Language (This question is asked for demographic purposes only and does not impact your scholarship eligibility) *

Gender (This question is asked for demographic purposes only and does not impact your scholarship eligibility) *

Are you a City of Racine resident? (Before answering, please confirm by looking up your street address in https://myvote.wi.gov/en-us/ - if that site tells you that residents at that address vote at a City of Racine polling place, you are a City resident; if it tells you that you vote at a Mt Pleasant, Caledonia, Wind Point, etc. polling place, then you are not a City of Racine resident and are not eligible for these scholarships) *

Household Annual Income (This question is asked for demographic purposes only and does not impact your scholarship eligibility) *

Are you a parent of a child under 18 years old? (This question is asked for demographic purposes only and does not impact your scholarship eligibility) *

Last high school attended *

Last grade/education completed *

Do you have a valid Wisconsin Driver's License or Permit? *

Do you have your own reliable transportation? *

Do you understand that if you receive a City scholarship, you will need to: 1) Sign a Scholarship Acknowledgement Form; 2) Complete and submit a W-9 form with a valid Social Security Number (SSN) or Individual Tax Identification Number (ITIN); 3) Provide proof of residency in the City of Racine; and 4) Remain a City resident while participating in one of the pre-apprenticeship training programs? *

If you are awarded a City scholarship, would you be willing to work with the free, professional counselors at the Racine Financial Empowerment Center (FEC) to receive free, confidential financial counseling? *

Have you already enrolled in a pre-apprenticeship training program? *

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