Will you find success?

Northeast State, Eastman Chemical Company, and other area industries have partnered to create scholarships for adults interested in careers in the fields of Industrial and Electrical Technology.

Scholarships are available for individuals who are interested in pursuing certificates or degrees in the following programs:

Machine Tool

The Machine Tool program prepares individuals for employment in an industrial setting as machinists and computer numerical control (CNC) programmer/operators. Students gain experience operating different pieces of manufacturing equipment to include machine lathes, mills, grinders, and CAD/CAM software.

Welding/Metal Fabrication

The Welding/Metal Fabrication program prepares individuals as welders or metal fabricators. The curriculum focuses on the development of knowledge and skills in Oxyfuel welding and brazing, Flux-Core Arc Welding (FCAW), Gas Metal Arc Welding (GMAW) (MIG), Gas Tungsten Arc Welding (GTAW) (TIG), and Shielded Metal Arc Welding (SMAW).


The Electromechanical Technology program prepares individuals for employment in electrical and mechanical maintenance fields as entry level maintenance technicians. With the required technical skills, individuals can diagnose electrical and mechanical problems and make appropriate repairs with minimal down time. The program will also address preventive maintenance issues to prevent maintenance problems from occurring.

Electrical Technology

The Electrical Technology program prepares individuals for employment as electricians in residential, commercial, and industrial settings. The program stresses wiring procedures and requirements set forth by the National Electrical Code. Emphasis is placed on the installation of service equipment, electrical circuits, conduit bending and installation, electrical power distribution, and operation/control of motors.

Chemical Process Operations

The Chemical Process Operations certificate program includes courses that prepare individuals for employment in chemical or related industries. In addition to foundation courses in chemistry and physics, students learn about the industrial environment as it relates to process operations and instrumentation.

See below for more information about the scholarships and requirements:

Selection Process

The scholarship is open to qualified applicants regardless of age, race, gender, color, creed, national origin, disability, or veteran status. Priority consideration will be given to adults over the age of 25, women, and underrepresented populations.

Scholarship Criteria

Individuals receiving the scholarship must:

  • Meet all college entrance requirements.
  • Submit the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).
  • Enroll in at least six hours in one of these programs of study: machine tool, welding/metal fabrication, electrical technology, electromechanical technology, or chemical process operations.

Award Information

All scholarships are competitive and based on available funding.

Participating Companies:
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