Technical Educator Grants: Up to $5,000 per educator per year


RE: Technical Educator Grants: Up to $5,000 per educator per year


LIGONIER, IND. – The Community Foundation of Noble County is pleased to announce grant applications for Technical Educators and instructors is now open. This grant is part of the Ignite Your Future Program provided by a grant from the Don Wood Foundation. DWF created the Ignite Your Future Program to grow and strengthen advanced manufacturing and entrepreneurship in northeast Indiana and beyond.


The Ignite Your Future Program creates opportunities for those living in Noble County, Ind who seek to advance their education in fields related to engineering, industrial technology, and machine tool technology. Examples of fields that Ignite Your Future Program supports include those considered part of Industry 4.0, which is the digital transformation of manufacturing/production, related industries, and value creation processes.


Broader eligible areas for scholarships include:

  • Fields related to Engineering and Industrial Technology such as automation engineering, electrical engineering, computer engineering, industrial engineering, materials engineering, controls engineering, mechanical engineering, engineering design, computer and information technology, automation and systems integration technology, cybersecurity, data analytics, mechatronics, robotics, and industrial informatics;
  • Technology education or leadership;
  • Sales or marketing;
  • Organizational leadership and supervision; and
  • Entrepreneurship

Including more traditional and technical trades such as welding and automotive.


Technical Educator Grants can support training, education, and professional development opportunities for technical educators and instructors living in Noble County, Indiana.


Interested applicants are encouraged to visit the Community Foundation of Noble County’s website at to learn more about Ignite Your Future Program opportunities under the scholarship tab or call 260.894.3335.  The deadline to apply for a grant is March 17, 2024.