Workforce Development Scholarships
At Westchester Community College we want to help remove financial obstacles to advancing your career. We offer financial support for qualified students to cover scholarships for certification programs and individual courses, as well as financial assistance with expenses directly related to training such as books, course materials and certification exam fees. Take advantage of our available scholarships and financial assistance to get the certification or training that will help you get your next job opportunity!
Workforce Development Scholarship Application
Displaced Homemakers/Project Transition
Displaced Homemakers/Project TransitionThis intensive program provides qualified students the opportunity to learn current, marketable skills to return to the workforce. There is no cost to eligible participants (single parents, widowed, divorced, separated, or married with disabled or unemployed spouse). All applicants must be unemployed or underemployed and must provide proof of Displaced Homemaker status according to the New York State Department of Labor guidelines. You must qualify to attend this program. To find out if you are eligible, email ProjectTransition@sunywcc.edu.
Gerstner Next Step Grant Program- Workforce Training and Professional Development
The Gerstner Family Foundation - Next Step Grant ProgramThe Gerstner Family Foundation Next Step Grant Program helps fund short-term workforce training and certification courses or programs, for individuals who need new or additional skills to enter or advance in their careers as quickly as possible. These scholarships help cover the expenses associated with these offerings such as tuition, certain fees, books, course materials, certification testing/credential attainment costs, among others.
Metallica and WCC Rock the Workforce! Advanced Manufacturing
Metallica and WCC Rock the Workforce!The Metallica Scholars is a workforce education initiative that provides direct support to community colleges, to enhance their career and technical education programs. These programs provide training and services to students who are looking to enter a traditional trade or other applied learning program. The Metallica Scholars Initiative at Westchester Community College awards scholarships to help students achieve certifications in the Advanced Manufacturing field.
Pathways for Adult Learners (PALS)
Pathways for Adult Learners (PALS)We get it. You have busy lives and hold multiple roles. That’s why we created the Pathways for Adult Learners (PALS) program, to help make your educational journey more clear, convenient, and cost-effective. We know you play many life-enriching roles such as parent, worker, spouse, partner, mentor, caregiver, and community member. Isn’t it time now to take these experiences to the next level, leading to career advancement, increased earnings, networking opportunities, and/or personal achievement? Our faculty, staff, and counselors are prepared to help ease your transition back into the classroom. We are committed to providing you with a clear academic plan to further your education and to achieve your academic, career, and personal aspirations.
PepsiCo Foundation Uplift Scholarship: IT Training for Black & Hispanic Students
PepsiCo Foundation Uplift ScholarshipThese scholarships support Black and Hispanic students pursuing a degree or short-term workforce training in IT fields. PepsiCo Foundation has selected Westchester Community College as only one of three community colleges in the U.S. to offer an exciting scholarship opportunity for WCC students of color.
Westchester-Putnam Career Center Network
Westchester Putnam Career Center NetworkThe Westchester-Putnam Career Center Network (the “Network”) is comprised of four Career Centers in White Plains, Carmel, Mount Vernon, and Peekskill staffed primarily by Westchester County, Putnam County, and New York State Department of Labor employees. The Network also includes Career Center Partners who work in cooperation with Career Center staff and each other to provide expanded services. These Career Center Partners play a critical role in helping the Network meet the needs of job seekers, youth, and employers and therefore, achieving the requirements under WIOA and the Westchester-Putnam Workforce Development Board’s Strategic and Local Plans.
The Career Center Partners are primary deliverers of service to Network customers, in many cases, co-locating in the Career Centers.
Other Sources of Funding
Other Sources of FundingWe accept 529 and Sallie Mae funding for select workforce training programs. Please refer to the websites below and consult your tax advisor for further information. An Introduction to 529 Plans: NY 529 Info Kiplinger Article: Paying for Continuing Ed with a 529 plan Sallie Mae: Sallie Mae Student Loan