High Demand Jobs 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, Auto and Diesel Mechanics, CDL, and more!

Over $30,000 in scholarships are awarded annually on the condition that recipients 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
  • Pursuing training or education in one the industries listed above

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 beginning December 1st of each year.

We also have many local continuing education options to achieve training in one of these areas!