The Home Depot established its first-ever Trade Scholarship Program. Through the program, the company will award more than 600 students enrolled in building and construction trade programs $500 to help offset the cost of tuition, fees, books and supplies. In total, more than $300,000 in scholarships will be awarded to support the future leaders of the building and construction industries this fall.

The Home Depot Trade Scholarship Program is open to students nationwide currently enrolled in a building and construction trade school program at a college, university or accredited educational institution who will be entering into the final year or term of their degree or career program. Winners will be selected based on academic performance, leadership and work experience. English and Spanish applications are available online at www.homedepot.com/tradescholarship. The application deadline is June 20, 2009. Winners will be announced in September 2009.