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.


To apply for a work ethic scholarship, 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 4 questions about the S.W.E.A.T. Pledge.
  • Make a video.
  • Have 2 solid references from a teacher or boss.
  • Verify your school costs.
  • Provide your high school or college transcript.
  • Submit your most recent 1040 tax form.
  • Apply by Thursday, May 6, 2021 at 11:59 PM PT.

For the complete program guidelines, click HERE.

Fair warning: The Work Ethic Scholarship Program is not for everyone. If you think you’ve got what it takes to show us your work ethic, you’re invited to apply.

Gamez Gets It!

Michael Gamez epitomizes work ethic. He knows that good things don’t happen by accident. You have to do the work to get the reward, and Michael worked hard to become an automotive master tech. Where did Michael get his strong work ethic? You might say it runs in the family.


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