Rick Kading Trade Foundation

We're excited to offer five (5) $1,000 academic scholarships for students who are pursuing careers in the skilled trades industries.

You qualify to apply for this scholarship if:
You are a student actively enrolled in or accepted into an accredited skilled trades program.

How to Apply

If you qualify to apply for the Rick Kading Trade Foundation Scholarship:

  1. Please complete the fillable PDF.
  2. Include one (1) letter of recommendation.
  3. Email your PDF and Letter of Recommendation to by January 1, 2024.

Scholarship Details

Scholarship applications will be reviewed and awarded in February 2024. This scholarship awards a total of $1,000 for approved applicants. Scholarship funds are sent directly to the school registrar and applied to the student’s tuition credit. We will work with each student and their school registrar to award funds. 

Apply Now!

Remember the deadline for submission is January 1, 2024. 
Download Scholarship Application

2024 Scholarship Winners

We're proud to award these scholarship winners who will pursue or are pursuing education and training in various skilled trades in Iowa.

Tyler W. of Des Moines who is enrolled in the Des Moines Electical Apprenticeship program.
Cole B. of Woodburn who is currently enrolled in Clarke Community High School and plans to attend Southwestern Community College for the Electrical Technology program in Creston, Iowa.
Jaxon P. of Alta who is studying in the electrician program at Iowa Central in Fort Dodge Iowa.
Ryan R of Carlisle who is currently enrolled in Hawkeye Community College as an Electrical Apprentice.