- The Schulich Foundation are the administrators of Schulich Builders Scholarships nomination process.
- Candidates (“Schulich Builder Nominees”) for each scholarship (the “Scholarship”) are selected by high schools and select non-profit organizations across Ontario.
- Scholarship recipients (“Schulich Builders”) are selected by participating colleges in Ontario.
- The Schulich Foundation reserve the right, at their sole discretion, to modify, amend or cancel Schulich Builders Scholarships and/or any of the terms and conditions herein, at any time, without notice
- To be eligible as a Schulich Builder Nominee, a candidate must meet the following criteria:
- Must be in their final academic year of high school in Ontario;
- Are a Canadian citizen or permanent resident
- Meet college admission requirements
- Are enrolling in a full-time, eligible skilled trades one-year certificate or two-year diploma program at a participating college starting in Fall 2023;
- The candidate must also meet the following selection criteria:
- Strong work ethic and character, as evidenced by one letter of recommendation by someone directly connected to the candidate, preferably:
- High school staff member
- Community service organization
- Financial need as determined by each 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.
- Only high schools and select non-profit organizations in Ontario can nominate graduating high school students to apply for the Schulich Builders Scholarships program. High schools may nominate up to 5 students each. Non-profit organizations may nominate up to 10 students each.
- Only participating Ontario colleges may select Schulich Builders. Priority is given to nominated students..
- Each participating high school or non-profit organization is responsible for creating their own nomination process and shall use the criteria specified in section 1. above when assessing potential Schulich Builder Nominees.
- By submitting their Schulich Builder Nominee applications, each Schulich Builder Nominee and their high school or non-profit organization permit The Schulich Foundation, participating colleges, and their respective representatives to collect, use, store and confirm information about the Schulich Builder Nominee as provided on the nominee application submitted for the purposes of administering and promoting the Scholarships.
- Participating colleges are responsible for creating their own Schulich Builders selection process and must use the criteria specified in section 1. above when assessing potential Scholarship recipients from among the pool of eligible Schulich Builder Nominees.
Rules Governing Schulich Builder Nominees Selected as Schulich Builders in 2023:
- Schulich Builders are responsible for securing their own admission to a participating college in accordance with the requirements and deadlines of each college starting in Fall 2023.
- Each Scholarship will have a value of CDN$20,000 per year, paid as follows:
- The Schulich Builder will receive from the participating college, subject to the terms and conditions herein, including compliance with section 3 below, CDN$20,000 annually, for a period of up to two years. Schulich Builders shall be responsible for all tuition, materials, housing and other costs associated with their attendance at the participating college; and
- Nothing in the Schulich Builders Scholarships program prohibits a Schulich Builder from also being awarded other scholarships, awards or prizes while at the participating college.
- In order to continue to receive the Scholarship, a Schulich Builder must:
- Attend the participating college at which the Scholarship was awarded on a full-time basis (as defined by the college). For clarity, any transfer to another college, whether participating in the Schulich Builders Scholarships program or not, will result in forfeiture of a Schulich Builders Scholarship;
- Remain enrolled in an eligible skilled trade program listed on each college’s Schulich Builders webpage on their website;
- Meet the college’s requirements to pass an academic semester unless such failure has been excused by the college pursuant to a formal appeal made by the Schulich Builder; and
- Not be suspended or expelled by the college in compliance with the terms of its applicable code of student conduct.
A Schulich Builder may change disciplines or programs during the Scholarship term, as long as the Schulich Builder remains enrolled in an eligible skilled trade certificate or diploma program.
- A Schulich Builder will only continue to receive the Scholarship in semesters where they are enrolled in an off-campus work-study or co-op program where:
- the work-study or co-op program is approved by the participating college; and
- the Schulich Builder is earning sufficient credit towards the eligible skilled trade program’s course requirements.
- All Schulich Builders must inform themselves as to the tax consequences of receiving the Scholarship. The Schulich Foundation and its family of agencies and organizations, participating colleges, Seymour Schulich, his family and business associates and any officials participating in the program are not responsible for any personal tax liability or other liabilities, whatsoever, arising due to the receipt of the Scholarship.
- Prior to confirming acceptance of their Scholarship, all Schulich Builders will be required to sign the Code of Conduct for the Scholarship as well as a Declaration and Release which will entitle The Schulich Foundation to use the Schulich Builder’s name, city, province of residence, and photograph, without further compensation, for any publicity carried out by The Schulich Foundation with respect to the Scholarship, and to indemnify and hold harmless The Schulich Foundation and its family of agencies and organizations, participating colleges, Seymour Schulich, his family and business associates and any officials participating in the program from any liabilities or damages which may arise due to the Schulich Builder’s participation in the Schulich Builders Scholarships program.