FWTC Tools of the Trade Fund
“Tools of the Trade” Scholarship
Offered by Falmouth Together We Can, Inc.
Recognizing that long-term sustainability for Falmouth’s vibrant community depends on a strong workforce, this scholarship was conceived of by a Falmouth businessman to provide seed money for students interested in working in a local trade after graduating high school in Falmouth. It is expected that the award winner will work in Falmouth or for a Falmouth owned business for a minimum of three years after receipt of the scholarship award. The scholarship seeks to provide gap financing for students accepted to technical, paraprofessional, certificate, licensure or trade programs such as for Police, Fire, EMT, Medical Assistants and Technicians, CNA, Nurses’ Aides, Plumbers, Carpenters, Masons, Computer Programmers, Insurance Agents and Adjusters, Landscapers, Automobile Mechanics, Real Estate Brokers, Veterinary Assistants and Office Workers.
Examples for uses of the “Tools of the Trade” scholarship might be trade tools, computer programs, uniforms, books, exam preparation courses, and equipment.
Nick Rosado, Landscaper
"This scholarship opened different doors for me post-grad, other than college. It allowed me to invest in myself and my landscaping."
Kaleb Basey, Automotive Technician
"Falmouth Together We Can has allowed me to join an online Automotive Repair program with Penn Foster. To prepare me for my future certifications all while being able to financially support myself at work and collect the required experience needed in the field."
Aidan Sylvia, Class A Truck Driver
"Now, I'm driving a concrete mixer at Fuccillo ready mix right here in Falmouth and I love my job! Making great money in a great work environment and the shop is 5 minutes from where I live! Getting my CDL was the best decision I ever made!"