I am a director of an Education Foundation, created to assist K-12, At-Risk, Adult Learning and Higher Education. Our industry society; one of many, use grants and scholarships to promote fields of study which bring new candidates into our disciplines. There are such groups for almost every industry and discipline. If your children have chosen a direction, then you/they/school advocate should research and reach out to the organizations like ours. Generally the requirements are listed and funds are awarded on need, merit and interest. Surprisingly, it can be quite challenging to find applicants.