After series of hosting shows and narrating, in the year 2008, Rowe started the “mikerowe WORKS Foundation” whose intents are on the rapid decline of manual labor trades and the devastating position of infrastructures.
Michael Gregory Rowe who was born in 1962 is an American television host and a former opera singer. He is best known for his series on Discovery channel, “Dirty Jobs” and “Somebody’s Gotta do it” originally developed for CNN. However, another of his rampant and frequent work is a podcast titled “The Way I Heard it With Mike Rowe”.
The foundation aim at helping close the chasm between white collar jobs ( government employed jobs) and blue collar jobs ( manual labor or skilled trade) by confronting the blot and stereotypes that dissuade people from engaging in million of available skilled jobs.
Mike Rowe Scholarship was started in 2004 by Mike Rowe who drafted a S.W.E.A.T pledge by stating that ” Skills and Work Ethics Aren’t Taboo”. The scholarship is rendered by the Foundation’s Ethic Scholarship Program designed for students across the United States who are willing to study a vocation or trade related programs. This scholarship program covers the tuition for the program of study for the recipients in the long run.
|Name of Scholarship||Mike Rowe Scholarship|
|Launched by||Mike Rowe Scholarship Foundation|
|Objective||To render opportunity to students who wants to be trained in skilled work|
|Benefits||This scholarship will be rendered as a tuition fee|
|Category||United States Scholarship|
In this scholarship program, certain criteria must be mete. Some of which are;
- The most crucial of them is that the student must be a United States citizen only
- High school seniors, graduates or GED equivalent who are already enrolled or are willing to be enrolled in an approved and accredited two-year college, technical school or vocational institute of the United States.
- Students who are willing to get enrolled must complete their trade related program.
- Students who are enrolled or are willing to enroll in the approved vocational or trade related program.
- It is only a one time offer this past recipients are not eligible.