Highway Construction and Maritime Trades Scholarships
WSDOT's On-the-Job Training Support Services Program (OJT/SS) and Pre-Apprenticeship Support Services Program (PASS) provides pre-apprenticeship, training, and apprenticeship scholarship opportunities to support the participation of women, minorities, and other disadvantaged individuals in the highway construction and maritime workforce.
Application period is now closed.
- Carpenters/Pile Drivers
- Electricians (Inside Wireman)
- Cement Masons
- Truck Drivers (CDL-Class A)
- Diesel Mechanics
- Iron Workers
- Heavy Equipment Operators or Mechanics
- Able Body Seaman (AB) preparation programs (above deck)
- Marine Engineering Technology training programs (below deck)
- Ordinary Seaman (OS)
- Other trades or training programs related to highway construction and/or maritime programs upon approval.
Acceptable Use of Funds:
Since funds are dispersed directly to the training institute, the use of funds may be dependent on the training institute.
- Preparatory program costs
Unacceptable Use of Funds:
- Costs related to union membership or monthly dues.
- Fees for required tests prior to enrollment and/or acceptance into a training program.
Note: Single scholarship award amounts will not exceed $8,000, and the total award amount for a single individual will not exceed $12,000 in up to four (4) separate awards.
How to Apply:
- Complete the Highway Construction and Maritime Trades Scholarship Application (PDF 591KB)
- Obtain proof of enrollment in or acceptance to your training program
- Send an email to OJTSSinfo@wsdot.wa.gov and include
- Completed application (all fields must be filled in for your application to be reviewed)
- Proof of enrollment
Once a complete application packet has been received and reviewed, an award determination letter will be emailed to you and your training provider within 30 business days. Once the training program staff provides an invoice to WSDOT, the funds will be dispersed directly to the training program, on your behalf.