The time is now for women to pursue their dream of a career in the trades and the Jessi Combs Foundation (JCF) is here to fuel those dreams through our annual scholarship program. Jessi Combs was a pioneer female. She worked harder than many – with more grit and determination than most – to earn her position as an expert in several male-dominated industries including the trades. We are dedicated to continuing the work Jessi started including her commitment to inspiring women to pursue a career in the trades. This scholarship program is one of the ways we fulfill our mission to educate, inspire and empower the next-generation of trailblazing and stereo-type breaking women… Jessi. More than a scholarship…….the program is a platform for driving change within the cultural fabric of the trades industry; creating pathways for more women to enter, thrive, and succeed. We seek to elevate awareness of the trades as a viable career path for women by shining a spotlight on past scholarship winners, those who are driven to apply and others who have already found fulfillment in their chosen field. Join us by applying or help spread the word by sharing this with someone you know.

Class of 2022 Scholarship Recipients

Grace Foehringer

Triangle Tech – Welding & Fabrication Technology

Maggie Daskam

Wyotech – Diesel Tech/High Performance Power

Lindsey Hover

The Fab School – Metal Fabrication

Kirsten Williams

University of NW Ohio – Heavy Diesel/Welding

Kaygen Bogle

Wyotech – Auto Refinishing & Collision

Josephine Schmucker

University of NW Ohio – Automotive/High Performance Motorsports

Jade Bovee

Wyotech – Auto Collision/Street Rod Fabrication

Class of 2021 Scholarship Recipients

Victoria Bruno

McPherson College – Automotive Restoration Technology

Kate Martin

Wyotech (Laramie Campus) – Automotive & Street Rod

Elisabeth Artz

Frederick Comm. College – Custom Fabrication & Welding

Zoe Carmichael

McPherson College – Automotive Restoration

Raquel Salinas

Mainliners Welding Academy – Pipe Welding

Taylor Keller

Pennsylvania College Of Technology – Welding & Fabrication Engineering Technology

Class of 2020 Scholarship Recipients

"The Jessi Combs Foundation is the pinnacle of empowerment, growth and opportunity for women with the desire to enter the skilled trades world, and as an opportunity to excellerate your current skill set. The foundation stands true to Jessi’s values in everything they do: To educate, inspire, empower. The JCF has changed my life and has assisted me in furthering my education where I financially was unable to. Through the JCF, I have made life long friends, networked in new industries, added to my skill set, have new career opportunities, and best of all, we get to represent and honor a pioneer for the future of the trades industry."
-Sana Anderson, 2020 Scholarship Recipient

Sana Anderson, Beach Park, IL


Hannah Stout, Sterling, IL

Custom Fabrication/Welding

Melissa Jester

Structural Welding

Erin Joseph

Automotive Mechanical/Electrical

Akai Longo

Motorcycle Mechanics/Metal Fabrication

Heather Holler

Mechanical Engineering (focus in motorsports)

Sarah McConkie

Rope Access Welding and Pipefitting