Meet the 100 students receiving Canada’s largest skilled trade scholarship!!

We are pleased to announce the inaugural cohort of Schulich Builders at 10 Ontario Colleges. Out of a pool of 350,000 potential candidates across Canada, more than 1,000 students were nominated, of which 100 received this celebrated award.

Launched in February 2023 by The Schulich Foundation, Schulich Builders Scholarships aims to award hard-working students aspiring for a career in a skilled trade to pursue a diploma or certificate program in a college, before entering the workforce. The program also serves as a catalyst to help promote the lucrative and in-demand job opportunities that exist across Canada, often overlooked by parents and future students.

“We are proud to promote the skilled trades and support students pursuing this rewarding career path,” said Judy Schulich, Director of The Schulich Foundation. “Canadians rely on the trades to build and maintain infrastructure critical for prosperous communities.  Our challenge today is not having enough of these talented people to meet the demand.”

The Schulich Foundation will open the nomination cycle for the 2024 Schulich Builder Scholarships in October, where high schools, employers, and community organizations can nominate future students to apply for the scholarships at any of the 10 partner colleges across Ontario.

“Post-secondary education plays an instrumental role in preparing graduates for in-demand jobs. This investment in Ontario’s students is an investment in their future, and in turn will help build the skilled trades workforce that Ontario needs to thrive.” said The Honourable Jill Dunlop, Minister of Colleges and Universities.

The 2023 Schulich Builders recipients starting their college programs this fall semester:

College First Name Last name Name of college program Nominating high school /organization Home City/Town  Home Province
Algonqin College Maddy Arbeau Motive Power Technician South Grenville District High School Augusta Ontario
Algonqin College Mia Desmot Heritage Carpentry and Joinery Bayside Secondary School Trenton Ontario
Algonqin College Eric Doiron Heritage Carpentry and Joinery Fellowes High School Prescott Ontario
Algonqin College Denim Gunnlaugson Heritage Carpentry and Joinery Normam Johnson Alternate School Ottawa Ontario
Algonqin College Shawna Larin Aircraft Maintenance Technician Orléans Ontario
Algonqin College Lyam Mclellan Cabinetmaking and Furniture Technician St. John Catholic High School Lanark Ontario
Algonqin College Will Potten Motive Power Technician – Diesel Equipment and Truck West Carleton High School Dunrobin Ontario
Algonqin College Aidan Purificati Powerline Technician Timmins High and Vocational School Timmins Ontario
Algonqin College Maya Rosandic Urban Forestry Killaloe Ontario
Algonqin College Evan Ziai Building Construction Technician Almonte District High School Almonte Ontario
Centennial College Eddie Adel Electrical Techniques Richmond Hill Ontario
Centennial College Sultan Adeyemi Electrical Techniques Cardinal Leger Secondary School North York Ontario
Centennial College Cassandra Half Electrical Engineering Technician Scarborough Ontario
Centennial College Joven Jude Santos Aircraft Maintenance Aviation Technician Toronto Ontario
Centennial College Alex Lieou Truck and Coach Technician Thornhill Ontario
Centennial College Arish Mohammad Truck and Coach Technician Harold M. Brathwaite Secondary School Brampton Ontario
Centennial College Zayn Noorgat Aircraft Maintenance Aviation Technician Brampton Ontario
Centennial College Quinn Noye Heating, Refrigeration and Air Conditioning Technician J. Clarke Richardson Collegiate Bowmanville Ontario
Centennial College Makhizhnan Veemharaj Motive Power Fundamentals Scarborough Ontario
Centennial College Hanson Wang Truck and Coach Technician John Fraser Secondary School Mississauga Ontario
Conestoga College Aaron Baker Construction Techniques Guelph Ontario
Conestoga College Xavier Ferreira Motive Power Fundamentals – Automotive Repair Christ the King Catholic Secondary School Georgetown Ontario
Conestoga College Olivia Garner Motive Power Technician – Heavy Duty Equipment Huron Park Secondary School Woodstock Ontario
Conestoga College Carter Hutchison Welding And Fabrication Technician Centre Wellington District High School Fergus Ontario
Conestoga College Landon Hyatt Welding Techniques Espanola High School Espanola Ontario
Conestoga College Ben Ivens Woodworking Technician Craig Kielburger Secondary School Milton Ontario
Conestoga College Jack Restauri Heating, Refridgeration and Air Conditioning Technician St. Mary Catholic Secondary School Freelton Ontario
Conestoga College Shannon Skinner Woodworking Technician Simcoe Composite School Port Dover Ontario
Conestoga College Bon Steeves Mechanical Techniques – Industrial Millwright Collingwood Ontario
Conestoga College Silas Tate Heavy Construction Equipment Operation Singhampton Ontario
Durham College Sacha Bertossini Carpentry & Renovation Technician Oshawa Ontario
Durham College Noah DeCicco Building Construction Technician Stayner Collegiate Institute Stayner Ontario
Durham College Tristan Flint Carpentry & Renovation Technician Co-op Innisdale Secondary School Barrie Ontario
Durham College Travis Honey Heating, Ventilation & Air Conditioning Techiques Maxwell Heights Secondary School Whitby Ontario
Durham College Inara McConnell Electrical Techniques Pickering High School Pickering Ontario
Durham College Mason Raymond Crane Operation, Rigging & Construction Techniques I E Weldon Secondary School Lindsay Ontario
Durham College Melissa Scanlan Trades Fundamentals Whitby Ontario
Durham College Fara Shea Automotive Technician All Saints Secondary School Oshawa Ontario
Durham College Boden Somerville Electrical Engineering Technician Eastdale Collegiate and Vocational Institute Oshawa Ontario
Durham College Roswell Virgo Electrical Techniques Whitby Ontario
Fanshawe College Va’quwyen Beals Welding and Fabrication Technician Niagara Falls Ontario
Fanshawe College Haley Benoot Welding Techniques Thamesville Ontario
Fanshawe College Brandon Buckingham Welding Techniques Valley Heights Secondary School Port Rowan Ontario
Fanshawe College Emli Holmes Welding and Fabrication Technician Superior Heights Collegiate Sault Saint Marie Ontario
Fanshawe College Ethan Kopas Electrical Techniques Westside Secondary School Orangeville Ontario
Fanshawe College Fenton Loker Carpentry and Renovation Technician Harley Ontario
Fanshawe College Sebastian Marshall Electrical Techniques Westminster Secondary School London Ontario
Fanshawe College Ava O’Neil Welding and Fabrication Technician London Ontario
Fanshawe College Pollak Pollak Welding and Fabrication Technician Westminster Secondary School London Ontario
Fanshawe College Erik Qualie Electrical Techniques Hammarskjold High School Thunder Bay Ontario
George Brown College Milad Einakian Construction Engineering Technician North York Ontario
George Brown College Fatima El Oirrak Architectural Technician Toronto Ontario
George Brown College Cohen George Construction Techniques Markham Ontario
George Brown College John Ali Hemani Welding Techniques Humberview Secondary School Caledon Ontario
George Brown College Sammoy Hibbert Construction Engineering Technician Truro Nova Scotia
George Brown College Beatrice Paling Electrical Techniques Hamilton Ontario
George Brown College Rahman Rahman Construction Management North York Ontario
George Brown College Gio Ricchio Heating, Refrigeration, and Air Conditioning Technician St. Joan Of Arc Secondary School Mississauga Ontario
George Brown College Sydney-Marie Vanderland Architectural Technician Toronto Ontario
George Brown College Nathaniel Velarde Construction Techniques Senator O’Connor College School Toronto Ontario
Humber College Nicolas Coombs Electrical Techniques David Suzuki Secondary School Brampton Ontario
Humber College Miranda Isaacs Carpentry and Renovation Technician Peel Virtual Secondary School Brampton Ontario
Humber College Matteo Macaro Plumbing Techniques St. Jean de Brebeuf Catholic High School Woodbridge Ontario
Humber College Adam Mongelluzzo Heating, Refrigeration and Air Conditioning Technician Niagara Catholic Virtual Secondary School Thorold Ontario
Humber College Mitchell Phan Plumbing Techniques James Cardinal McGuigan North York Ontario
Humber College Luke Schmidt Industrial Woodworking Technician Sacred Heart Catholic High School Cargill Ontario
Humber College Anthony Sorbara Electrical Techniques Richview Collegiate Institute Etobicoke Ontario
Humber College Sophia Talik Carpentry and Renovation Technician Bishop Allen Academy Catholic Secondary School York Ontario
Humber College Oshane Tucker Plumbing Techniques Martingrove Collegiate Institute Etobicoke Ontario
Humber College Leon Tworek Heating, Refrigeration and Air Conditioning Technician St. Thomas Aquinas Catholic Secondary School Oakville Ontario
Loyalist College Skylar Brooks Motive Power Fundamentals Trenton High School Trenton Ontario
Loyalist College Blayne Clifford Welding & Fabrication Techniques Campbellford District High School Campbellford Ontario
Loyalist College Charlotte Francis Manufacturing Bayside Secondary School Trenton Ontario
Loyalist College Jean-Francois Gubitta Carpentry & Renovation Technician PEC Partners Base31 Inc. Wellington Ontario
Loyalist College Heather Haggerty Heating, Refrigeration & Air Conditioning Technician Glen Ellis Heating Ltd. Stirling Ontario
Loyalist College Jonah Hope Carpentry & Renovation Technician Eastside Secondary School Belleville Ontario
Loyalist College Brian Hubel Electrical Techniques Belleville Ontario
Loyalist College Myles Hunter Heating, Refrigeration & Air Conditioning Techniques Nicholson Catholic College Shannonville Ontario
Loyalist College Sam McDonald Carpentry & Renovation Techniques École secondaire catholique Saint-Frère-André Etobicoke Ontario
Loyalist College Hunter McGivern Welding & Fabrication Technician Nottawasaga Pines Secondary School New Lowell Ontario
Mohawk College Mackenzie Booker Construction Techniques Windham Centre Ontario
Mohawk College Ryan Cassalman Construction Techniques Trenton High School Trenton Ontario
Mohawk College Ayden D’Orio Manufacturing Engineering Technician – Automation St. Francis Xavier Catholic Secondary School Milton Ontario
Mohawk College Caleb Kiprutto Electrical Engineer Technician – Power Aldershot School Burlington Ontario
Mohawk College Tanner Mifsud Heating, Refrigeration and Air Conditioning Techniques Ancaster Ontario
Mohawk College Nathan Morris Construction Techniques – Plumbing St. Francis Xavier Catholic Secondary School Milton Ontario
Mohawk College Rajae Richards Building Renovation Technician Oakville Trafalgar High School Oakville Ontario
Mohawk College Isaac Shaw Manufacturing Engineering Technician – Automation Blessed Trinity Catholic Secondary School Smithville Ontario
Mohawk College Tyler Weir Heating, Refrigeration and Air Conditioning Techniques Brantford Ontario
Mohawk College Ben Wernaart Manufacturing Engineering Technician – Automation St. Williams Ontario
Sheridan College Wesley Brice Electrical Techniques Bramtpon Ontario
Sheridan College Arjan Chahal Mechancial Plumbing Techniques Mississauga Ontario
Sheridan College Mikhail Chambers Electrical Techniques Brampton Ontario
Sheridan College Haleigh Cole Welding Techniques Stoney Creek Ontario
Sheridan College Briar DeCaire Welding and Fabrication Technician Ramara Ontario
Sheridan College Heather Foster Plumbing Technician Georgetown Ontario
Sheridan College Liam Pickells Welding and Fabrication Technician Brampton Ontario
Sheridan College Jayden Roberts Electrical Engineering Technician Brampton Ontario
Sheridan College Inthusan Sivaguru Electrical Engineering Technician Mount Forest Ontario
Sheridan College Mark Waitz Electrical Techniques Penetanguishene Ontario