We're going back to work.


Each year, we recognize people willing to work smart AND hard.

The Work Ethic Scholarship Program is about recognizing people who understand the importance of work ethic, personal responsibility, delayed gratification, and a positive attitude. These are hardworking men and women who will keep the lights on, water running, and air flowing. These are people who show up early, stay late, and bust their asses day in and out. These are the people we want to reward.


We’re no longer accepting applications this year.

The 2021 work ethic scholarship application deadline has passed. Thanks to all of you who applied!

As a reminder, the deadline for recommendations and school cost verification forms is Thursday, May 13 at 11:59 PM PT. Applicants are responsible for ensuring that these third-party forms get submitted—be sure to follow up with your recommendations and school officials to fully complete your applications.

We’re excited to review this year’s applications, and we expect to announce the 2021 work ethic scholarship recipients on this page by early July. Check back here for updates.


Check out the list of 2020 work ethic scholarship recipients below.

A special thanks to the sponsors that help make this program possible!


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

- Mike Rowe