Michigan Skills Scholarship program now accepting new applicants

(Michigan Department of Labor and Economic Opportunity)
Updated: Jun. 9, 2021 at 11:26 AM EDT
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LANSING, Mich. (WILX) - The Michigan Skills Scholarship program is now accepting new applicants. This scholarship provides up to $1,500 to aid in tuition coverage at a private training school or program for adults 25 years and older seeking a skills certificate. The scholarship is part of the Michigan Reconnect program and offers certificates in five high-demand professional trade careers in:

  • Industries
  • Business management
  • Construction
  • Healthcare
  • Information technology
  • Manufacturing

The scholarships will be awarded on a first-come, first-serve basis to the first 1,000 applicants who enroll with an eligible training provider.

“We understand that sometimes the best place to find the skills training you want may not be at a community college – there may be a private training school or program that offers exactly what you’re looking for or is more convenient,” said Susan Corbin, Michigan Department of Labor and Economic Opportunity acting director.

To be eligible for a Skills Scholarship of up to $1,500 at a private training school:

  • Applicants must be at least 25 years old when they apply
  • Have been a Michigan resident for at least one year
  • Possess a high school diploma or equivalent
  • Not yet have earned an associate or bachelor’s degree

The Skills Scholarship program is part of Michigan’s Sixty by 30 initiative. This initiative aims to increase the number of working-age adults with a skill certificate or college degree to 60 percent by 2030.

To learn more and apply for the Skills Scholarship, visit

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