Tool Scholarship

Sponsored by The Hourglass Foundation


A currently enrolled student at a community college or trade school. Area of study is: Auto Technology, Auto Mechanics, Diesel Tech, Collision Program or a Skilled Trade Program (HVAC, Electrical, Plumbing or Construction), at either a trade school or community college. Consideration will be based on financial need, academic achievement, and community service record/extracurricular activities.


  • Post-secondary GPA of 2.5 or higher

  • Enrollment in one of the following areas of study Auto Technology, Auto Mechanic, Diesel, Collision Program or Skilled Trade Program (Electrical, Plumbing, HVAC, Construction etc.)

  • Completed scholarship application

  • 2 letters of recommendation

  • Official post-secondary transcript

  • Completed essay (see below for details)

  • Listing of extracurricular/volunteer activities (if applicable).


Essay length 400 – 500 words, double spaced.

Essay Topic:  How would you benefit from a tool scholarship? Why? Be sure to include your area of study.


$2,000 will be awarded for tools. Most community colleges have a discount with Snap-On Tools. This will make the scholarship go even further!


If you are chosen as the recipient, we will work with your college, and your program director on the procedure for ordering tools with your scholarship.


OPENS: October 1, 2023 **CLOSES: March 1, 2024
Award announcements will be made by March 29, 2024.

**The Closed Date is the date after which applications will no longer be accepted. If applying by mail The Hourglass Foundation will use the postmarked date to determine mailed entries. Please submit applications by March 1, 2024. If you are mailing your application please send to:

The Hourglass Foundation
9200 Memorial Dr.
Plain City, OH 43064.
Attn: Janet Smail –

If submitting via the online scholarship application, please go here: