"Build Your Career Scholarship"

Introducing the Mather High School Alumni Fund's new scholarship ...

This has been created to help Mather graduating seniors that plan to attend a technical school rather than a 4 year college. Why? Over 50% of graduating seniors from Mather pursue careers that do not require a college degree. We want to help these students reach their career goals. 

OUR TASK NOW IS TO RAISE MONEY for the inaugural scholarships to the Class of 2023 seniors. A donation in the amount of your choice is appreciated and will support the students ability to pursue career goals.


We also have two exciting opportunities for you to help us:

  • Have a scholarship named after you or your company!  When you commit to an annual donation of $5,000.00 or more a Build Your Career Scholarship for a particular trade will carry your name.
  • Become a member of the Founder's Circle and donate $500.00 or more. 

What's in it for you? Donors in both categories will be recognized with their name and company name/logo (if appropriate) on this page.

"Getting an education in the skilled trades pays off more quickly (and sometimes just more in general) than going to college and getting a bachelor’s degree" (Marcus, Jon “The Hechinger Report” December 31, 2021)

The range of technical disciplines we would support is vast, including:

Automotive Technology Cosmetology Massage Therapy
Plumbing HVAC Carpentry
Coding Court Reporting Welding
and many many more!

The Mather Seniors will have access to information about these exciting career choices. One or more Mather seniors will be selected annually to receive a scholarship. A selection committee of alumni will review applications and award the scholarship(s).

If you are able to offer a Mather student an internship or apprenticeship either during high school or while they are attending technical school, please reach out to us at alumni@matheralumni.org. We will do our best to help match a student to your industry.

If you would prefer to mail your donation, simply print the donation form and mail it with your gift, to our office.