Weston Family Scholarship in the Skilled Trades

The current job market is full of exciting opportunities for qualified graduates from skilled trades programs. The right combination of skills and knowledge will help you land a rewarding career in construction, transportation, renewable energy and manufacturing sectors. If you are interested in attending college but have financial obstacles in your path, Durham College (DC) and The Weston Family Foundation want to help.

These awards were established to prepare students through experiential and applied learning, and offer the opportunity to access career-focused programs in the booming skilled trades industries including:

With an overall commitment of $837,200 from The Weston Family and an additional $252,000 from DC, recipients of the Weston Family Scholarship in the Skilled Trades will receive up to $5,000 per year, for up to two years.

Application Process for the Weston Family Scholarship

Step 1 - download the application that applies to you

Step 2

Submit a completed application form to:

Attention: Jana Forsyth, Program Coordinator
The Weston Family Scholarship Office, Whitby campus, 1610 Champlain Avenue, Whitby, Ont., L1N 6A7

Applications for the Fall 2020 semester must be received no later than 4 p.m. on Friday, September 17, 2021. 


Durham College is happy to help as you navigate the application process. Should you have questions or need help with any part of the application process, feel free to contact westonscholarships@durhamcollege.ca.


  • Be a Canadian citizen or permanent resident.
  • Be applying for admission to the first year of one of the eligible full-time skilled trades programs of study.
  • Meet the admissions requirements of your selected program.
  • Applicants must show financial need and cannot be receiving any other bursary or scholarship of equal or greater value for the same academic year (excluding OSAP funding).
  • Demonstrate the desire and motivation to build a successful career related to your program of study.
  • Commit to providing mentorships to others considering entry into a skilled trades program.
  • Commit to attending promotional opportunities, special events, open houses, and local high school recruitment events.
  • Commit to attending team meetings and information sessions as required.
  • Commit to meeting your program’s academic requirements and maintaining a minimum 3.0 GPA.
  • Remain in good standing as a Weston Family Scholar.


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