Durham College is proud to partner with the Schulich Foundation to award Schulich Builders Scholarships to students enrolling in full-time certificate and diploma programs in some of the most in-demand skilled trades fields. Scholarships are valued at up to $40,000 -- $20,000 per academic year – and support the cost of tuition, living expenses and tools. Schulich Builders will also benefit from opportunities at DC that enhance their experience and assist with their employability after graduation. Students starting in September can apply now! Timeline March 1, 2023 – Applications Open (link will be posted on this website!) May 31, 2023 – Applications Close July 31, 2023 – 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 Schulich Builders Scholarships are looking for responsible, hardworking, dedicated people who: Are Canadian citizens or permanent residents Meet college admission requirements Are enrolling in a full-time, eligible skilled trades towards a one-year certificate or two-year diploma program starting in Fall 2023 Renewal criteria: The only requirement for recipients to keep their scholarship is that they pass each semester (no minimum average is required), 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 one letter of recommendation by someone directly connected to you, preferably: High school staff member Employer Co-worker Community service organization Financial need as determined by the college admission department Willingness to act as an ambassador and promote their career choice in the skilled trades and the Schulich Builders program in high schools and community outreach For more information about Schulich Builders Scholarships, visit www.schulichbuilders.com If you have questions, please contact: Donna Chisholm Skilled Trades Student Support & Community Partnership Coordinator email@example.com Do I need to apply to Durham College before I can apply for the Schulich Builders Scholarship? Yes, you apply to Durham College first. Then, once you’ve applied, you can apply to the Schulich Builders Scholarship starting on March 1. What happens if I accept my offer to Durham College but do not receive the scholarship? There are many opportunities for financial support for Durham College students. You can learn more about them on our financial aid web page. How are scholarship winners selected? Is there a lottery system? Scholarship applications are adjudicated by the Faculty of Skilled Trades & Apprenticeship. Several factors are taken into consideration including nominations, references, and financial need. Do I have to be OSAP recipient to be eligible? You need to have applied for OSAP or will be applying to OSAP to provide financial assistance to complete your program. What information do I need to provide in the application form? The application form opens on March 1. In it you need to include: one letter of recommendation by someone directly connected to you, preferably: High school staff member Employer Co-worker Community service organization Short essay (150 words) indicating why you should receive the scholarship Portrait photo and permission for use should you be selected. Thank you for your interest, applications have now closed. For questions or concerns please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.