Gainesville Economic Development

Corporation Scholarships


The Gainesville Economic Development Corporation has generously offered twenty $1,000 scholarships to eligible students who want to enroll in the HVAC Technician I and Welding programs.

Who is eligible?


•  Must be a Cooke County resident

  Must be between the ages of 18 and 25 years of age


What programs does the scholarship cover?


  Heating, Ventilation, and Air Conditioning Technician I (HVAC)

•  Combination Welding for High School Students in Cooke County


Does the scholarship cover all tuition?

No; the scholarship covers $1,000 in tuition. The remaining portions of the tuition must be paid before enrollment is secured.

  HVAC: $2,000 tuition remainder

  Combination Welding for High School Students: $150

How do I apply?


  Click here to download the GEDC Scholarship for HVAC application

  Click here to download the GEDC High School Scholarship for Welding.

Need more information? Contact Elizabeth, Lifelong Learning Career Advisor

940-498-6270 or



Man welding sheet metal

"The GEDC Scholarship was SO cool. I got to learn a skill that is really useful, and for almost half the cost of regular tuition. Now I'm an HVAC Tech pulling in $900 per week. Sweet!" - Mike R.