Mike Rowe Scholarship

As an apprentice on the TV series Dirty Jobs, Mike Rowe traveled to every state and worked with plumbers, electricians, steamfitters, pipefitters, and a bunch of other skilled workers who help keep society humming along.

"Our crumbling infrastructure, our widening skills gap, the disappearance of vocational education, and the stratospheric rise in college tuition—these are not problems,” Mike said. “These are symptoms of what we value. And right now, we have to reconnect the average American with the value of a skilled workforce. Only then, will the next generation aspire to do the work at hand."

In 2008, Mike created the mikeroweWORKS Foundation to launch a national PR campaign for skilled labor and created a scholarship fund to encourage people to learn about skilled trade careers.

Mike Rowe Works Foundation Work Ethic Scholarship Program logo

The Work Ethic Scholarship Program is available to students in the following STCC programs:

Visit the Work Ethic Scholarship Program site to learn more.

* STCC is not affiliated with the mikeroweWORKS Foundation.