High Demand Job Scholarship

In an effort to ensure our local employers have a skilled workforce pool to choose from, PCDC partners with the Phelps County Community Foundation offer scholarships for training in high demand job areas. This program incentivizes local youth to seriously evaluate their career path as well as rewarding them for returning to work for Phelps County businesses.

High Demand Jobs Include: Welders, Machinist, Manufacturing Technicians, Electricians, Plumbers, Masonry, Nursing, Dietary Specialists, Deisel Mechanics, CDL, and more!

Over $30,000 in scholarships are awarded annually on the condition that recipeints return to work for a Phelps County business, in a High Demand Job, for a minimum of one year per every $1,000 awarded.


  • High School Graduate or GED equivalent
  • Enrolled(at least half time) in any college, technical, or trade school
  • Min. 2.0 GPA
  • Pursing training or education in one the following industries: Manufacturing, Agriculture, Construction Trades, Nursing, Transportation and Mechanics

To apply, or refer one of your employees, visit the Phelps County Community Foundation website or contact PCDC at (308) 995-4148   Applications are available begining December 1st of each year.

Plus, we have many local continuing education options to acheive training in one of these areas!