We work smart and hard.


Calling all skilled workers!

Plumbers, electricians, welders, and all skilled workers who make civilized life possible:

The time has come to announce another modest pile of money available through our Work Ethic Scholarship Program for people willing to learn a trade that’s in demand.

The 2019 Work Ethic Scholarship Program officially opens on Monday, January 28, 2019, and the deadline to submit applications is Thursday, March 28, 2019.

We’re looking for the next generation of aspiring workers who will work smart and hard.  This program doesn’t focus on test scores, grades, or grammar.  It’s about the people who share our values and understand the importance of work ethic, personal responsibility, delayed gratification, and a positive attitude.

There are some hoops to jump through.

The short version is, you'll have to:

  • Enroll in an approved program.
  • Sign The S.W.E.A.T. Pledge.
  • Answer 3 questions.
  • Write an essay.
  • Send at least 2 references from bosses/teachers.
  • Make a short video.
  • Verify school costs.
  • Provide high school/college transcript.
  • Submit financial info.

You can find all of the details when you apply below.  Fair warning: the Work Ethic Scholarship Program is not for everyone.  But if you’re someone who shows up early, stays late, and busts your ass day in and day out, you’re invited to apply.

If prompted to enter a Program Key when you apply, enter MRW.


Gamez Gets It!

Work Ethic Scholarship Recipient Michael Gamez

Michael Gamez is a hard worker. His belief in the value of hard work has served him well in his pursuit of his lifelong dream of becoming a master technician and owning his own automotive shop. The Work Ethic Scholarship he was awarded from the mikeroweWORKS Foundation is helping him to pursue that dream.

Special thanks to our 2019 scholarship sponsors for their support!


"Never follow your passion, but always bring it with you."

- Mike Rowe