The scholarship

Martin Specialty Coatings is a third-generation coatings company that relies on highly trained, experienced employees to perform and complete projects in a timely fashion. We are proud to offer a scholarship for students who wish to attend a trade school and start a career as a highly trained and skilled worker.


  • Scholarship awarded twice per year (two winners per year)
  • Recipients are only eligible to win once per year
  • Applicants may apply and receive scholarship multiple years in a row
  • Amount: $2,000 per Award


Applicants must meet the following requirements:

  • Current high school seniors, graduates, or post secondary undergraduate students
  • Enrolled or plan to enroll in full-time undergraduate study at an accredited two-year college or vocational-technical school for entire upcoming academic year
  • Majoring in a degree or certificate which aligns with the Maker goals (trade construction, motor/power sector, mechanics, or technology degree/certificate) which includes but are not limited to the following fields:
    • Painting
    • Automotive Technology
    • Carpentry
    • Construction
    • Electrical Technology
    • Heavy Equipment Operation
    • HVAC
    • Welding
  • Have or had a minimum grade point average of 2.0 on a 4.0 scale (or its equivalent)

Degrees and certificates related to such service industries as culinary arts, cosmetology, or hospitality are ineligible.

Only the first 1,000 applications submitted will be considered for scholarship evaluation. Only schools within a 100-mile radius are eligible for this scholarship.


How we determine scholarship winners:

  • A committee will review and select a winner and an alternate
  • The committee will be made up of at least:
    • One Executive Team Member
    • One Management Team Member
    • One Field Leader
  • The selected winner and alternate will be presented to the executive board for approval

  • Fall Semester Decision:
    • The application deadline is May 30
    • Winner will be announced in June
    • Scholarship will be paid in August

  • Spring Semester Decision:
    • The application deadline is November 30
    • Winner will be announced in December
    • Scholarship will be paid in January