FALLS CHURCH, Va. - Applications are being accepted for the PHCC Educational Foundation, Bradford White Corp. and Delta Faucet Co. scholarship programs. More than $70,000 in scholarships will be awarded to students who are enrolled in a major directly related to the plumbing or heating and cooling profession.

The purpose of these scholarship programs is to help students prepare for careers in the profession, officials say. Scholarships are available to students who are enrolled in a full-time certificate or degree program in a Plumbing-Heating-Cooling Contractors National Association-approved plumbing or HVAC apprenticeship program, an accredited two-year community college, technical college or trade school or an accredited four-year college or university.

Students enrolled in a PHCC-approved apprenticeship program must also be working full-time for a licensed plumbing or HVAC contractor who is a member of the association.

For more information, call (800) 533-7694, or go to www.phccweb.org /foundation/scholarships.cfm.