Durham College is proud to partner with the Canerector Foundation to award Canerector Scholarships to students enrolled in full-time certificate and diploma programs in some of the most in-demand skilled trades fields. Scholarships are valued at up to $5000 ($1000 entrance scholarship followed by $1000 per semester up to a maximum of $5000). Canerector Scholars will also benefit from opportunities at DC that enhance their experience and assist with their employability after graduation. Students starting their first semester in January, 2024 in an eligible program can apply! Timeline December 18, 2023 – Applications Open (link will be posted on this website!) January 31, 2024 – Applications Close February 19, 2024 – Successful recipients contacted Eligible Programs Automotive Technician - Service and Management (Motive Power Technician) and the co-op option Building Construction Technician and the co-op option Carpentry and Renovation Technician and the co-op option Crane Operation, Rigging and Construction Techniques Electrical Engineering Technician Electrical Techniques Gas Technician 2 Heating, Ventilation and Air Conditioning Techniques Mechanical Technician - Elevating Devices and the co-op option Mechanical Technician – Millwright and the co-op option Mechanical Technician – Plumbing Power Engineering Techniques - Fourth Class Trades Fundamentals Welding Engineering Technician and the co-op option Eligibility Criteria Canerector Scholarships are looking for responsible, hardworking, dedicated people who: Are Canadian citizens or permanent residents Are enrolled in a full-time, eligible skilled trade working towards a one-year certificate or two-year diploma program and started (or starting) in January 2024 Renewal criteria: The only requirement for recipients to keep their scholarship is that they pass each semester with a minimum 3.0 GPA, do not drop out of the program or college during full-time study. Selection Criteria You must meet the following criteria to be in contention for the scholarship: Strong work ethic and character, as evidenced by current or previous experience Willingness to act as an ambassador and promote their career choice in the skilled trades and the Canerector program in high schools and community outreach If you have questions, please contact: Donna Chisholm Skilled Trades Coordinator email@example.com Do I need to be a new student to apply? You need to be enrolled full-time in one of our eligible programs and started in September 2023. How are scholarship winners selected? Is there a lottery system? Scholarship applicants are adjudicated by the Faculty of Skilled Trades & Apprenticeship. Several factors are taken into consideration including the essay and willingness to be an ambassador for the skilled trades. Do I have to be an OSAP recipient to be eligible? No. If I do not receive the scholarship, is there other financial help? There are many opportunities for financial support for Durham College students. You can learn more about them on our financial aid web page. Application form Applications will open on December 18.