Interested in a career in Skilled Trades?

Win a $40,000 scholarship!
100 awarded annually

Program Overview

We rely on skilled trades to build and maintain the infrastructure of our cities and towns. Our challenge is not having enough of these talented people to meet the demands fueled by our growth.

Schulich Builders will combat the shortage of skilled trades in Ontario and amplify their importance and value to our community by awarding 100 annual scholarships to the most promising candidates.


= 1 year certificate


= 2 year diploma

Key Program Dates

Nomination Deadline

March 1, 2024

Application Deadline

Each college has their own application deadline date

Winners Confirmed

July 31, 2024

Schulich Builders are scholarships for students enrolling in an eligible, full-time skilled trades program at a participating college in Ontario. Ten colleges award a total of 100 scholarships annually. Each college will award ten scholarships:

  • • Five for one-year certificate programs
  • • Five for two-year diploma programs

Valued at $40,000 ($20,000 per academic year), these scholarships support the costs of tuition, tools and living expenses.



Who is eligible

Schulich Builders are responsible, hardworking, dedicated people who:

  • Are Canadian citizens or permanent residents
  • Meet college admission requirements
  • Are enrolling in a full-time, eligible* skilled trade one-year certificate or two-year diploma program at a participating college starting in Fall 2024

* Each college has their own list of eligible programs, which can be found on their respective websites.


Selection Criteria

Students must meet the following criteria to be considered for the scholarship:

i. Strong work ethic and character, as evidenced by one letter of recommendation by someone directly connected to the student, preferably:

  • High school staff member
  • Employer
  • Co-worker
  • Community service organization

ii. Financial need as determined by each college admission department

iii. 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.

Apply to win at participating colleges

100 scholarships annually

Algonquin College

Application Deadline:
May 5, 2024

Centennial College

Application Deadline:
June 30, 2024

Conestoga College

Application Deadline:
May 31, 2024

Durham College

Application Deadline:
May 31, 2024

Fanshawe College

Application Deadline:
May 31, 2024

George Brown College

Application Deadline:
June 30, 2024

Humber College

Application Deadline:
June 12, 2024

Loyalist College

Application Deadline:
June 15, 2024

Mohawk College

Application Deadline:
July 7, 2024

Sheridan College

Application Deadline:
May 31, 2024


Ontario high schools and community organizations can nominate up to ten students to apply.


High Schools Submit Nominations

Ontario high schools can nominate up to five students and community organizations can nominate up to ten students each. Email to receive the link to the nomination form.

The nomination deadline is March 1, 2024

The nomination form requires:

  • Name and contact information for your school
  • Name and contact information for your Nominees

Nominees will receive an email invitation from Schulich Builders to apply for the scholarship.


Colleges select recipient

Each college has a scholarship application form.

Application requirements may vary at each college.

All winners will be confirmed by July 31, 2024.

Our Vision

Skilled trades are a highly lucrative and in-demand career path. We rely on a strong skilled trades sector for the future of Canada’s prosperity. The Schulich Foundation is proud to support students pursuing worthwhile careers in the skilled trades.