Thumbtack Announces Scholarship Program in Support of the Next Generation of Skilled, Local Professionals

SAN FRANCISCO--()--Thumbtack, the app that finds you a local professional for any project, today announced the Thumbtack Pro Scholarship, in support of the next generation of local skilled professionals pursuing careers in any of Thumbtack’s nearly 1,000 categories including plumbers, caterers, personal trainers, math tutors and wedding officiants.

With this scholarship, Thumbtack will award one student $2,500 biannually and is currently accepting applications for 2018-2019 school year. High school seniors and undergraduates currently enrolled or planning to enroll in an undergraduate or vocational program located in the U.S., 18 years old or older, are invited to apply at

The application deadline for the Fall 2018 scholarship is June 1, 2018. Winners will be announced in June 2018.

Of the professionals currently on Thumbtack, about 82 percent graduated from a vocational, two-year or four-year university. With the introduction of this scholarship, Thumbtack hopes to grow this number over time. A platform that helps connect customers with local skilled professionals, Thumbtack operates in all 50 states and in nearly every county in the United States. Below are the states that are the best ranked states for small business owners to run their business. For the full rankings, visit

    States   Cities
Top Ten Best-Ranked

1. Wyoming (A+)


2. Delaware (A+)


3. Idaho (A+)


4. Louisiana (A+)


5. Maine (A+)


6. Texas (A+)


7. Utah (A+)


8. Indiana (A+)


9. New Hampshire (A)


10. South Carolina (A)

1. Boise, ID (A+)


2. Worcester, MA (A+)


3. San Antonio, TX (A+)


4. Austin, TX (A+)


5. Grand Rapids, MI (A+)


6. Memphis, TN (A)


7. Louisville, KY (A)


8. Lawrence, MA (A)


9. Salt Lake City, UT (A)


10. Houston, TX (A-)


Powering the businesses of over 250,000 local professionals per quarter, Thumbtack is already one of the largest local services providers in the U.S., offering nearly 1,000 categories, with a working professional in every county, except for two, in the U.S. Helping customers complete millions of jobs -- from plumbing, to catering, to personal training to math tutoring -- meant well over $1 billion in earnings to professionals from Thumbtack customers in 2017.


Justine Gananian


Justine Gananian