The Weston Family Scholarship in the Skilled Trades

The Weston Family Scholarship in the Skilled Trades Application

Selection Criteria:

  • Demonstrated passion, desire and motivation to build a successful career in the skilled trades
  • Commitment to maintaining a minimum of a 60% grade point average
  • Willingness to provide mentorship to other students considering or who have entered skilled trades training programs
  • Identifies how the bursary will improve the opportunity of successfully completing your program
  • All required documents are completed and received prior to the submission date

Selected Post-Secondary Education (PSE) participants will:

  • Receive an initial bursary payment of $1,000.00 at the beginning of the first semester of their
    PSE program

  • Receive a one-time tuition bursary (approximately $1,512) from Loyalist College, to help offset semester one tuition costs

If the selected student maintains a minimum 60% average throughout their academic studies and meet other program requirements:

  • They will receive an additional payment of $1,000 at the beginning of semester two of their PSE program, with the condition the student remains in good standing as a Weston Family Scholar
  • To encourage participants to enter the second year of their PSE program an additional $1,000 will be paid to the participant at the beginning of semester three with the condition the student remains in good standing as a Weston Family Scholar
  • PSE students are eligible for a final payment of $1,000 at the commencement of semester four given the student has continued to meet the program requirements and has remained in good standing as a Weston Family Scholar

Selected Apprenticeship participants will:

  • Receive an initial bursary payment of $1,000 at the beginning of the first level of apprenticeship 
  • Receive a one-time tuition bursary upon (approximately $400) from Loyalist College, to help offset level one apprenticeship tuition costs

If the selected student maintains a minimum 60% average throughout their academic studies and meet other program requirements:

  • They will receive an additional payment of $1,000 at the beginning of level two of apprenticeship, with the condition the Apprentice remains in good standing as a Weston Family Scholar
  • To assist Apprentices in achieving further success, an additional $1,000 will be paid to the participant at the beginning of level three apprenticeship training with the condition the Apprentice remains in good standing as a Weston Family Scholar
  • Apprentices are eligible for a final payment of $1,000 upon successful completion of the third level of apprenticeship given they have continued to meet the program requirements

Eligibility Requirements:

Prospective students must be considering registration in one of the following programs:

Post-Secondary programs:

  • Electrical Techniques (one-year)
  • Electrical Engineering Technician – Industrial (two-year)
  • Mechanical Techniques (one-year)
  • Manufacturing Engineering Technician (two-year)
  • Motive Power Fundamentals – Parts and Counter Personnel (one-year)
  • Motive Power Technician – Service and Management (two-year)
  • Carpentry and Renovation Techniques (one-year)
  • Carpentry and  Renovation Technician (two-year)
  • Welding Techniques (one-year)
  • Welding and Fabrication Technician (two-year)

Apprenticeship programs:

  • Automotive Service Technician (apprenticeship)
  • Process Operator, Food Manufacturing (apprenticeship) 

Applicants are required to:

  • Submit a signed and completed application form
  • Submit a copy of most recent transcript (high school and/or College) with the application form
  • Submit a copy of current résumé, listing all work experiences, volunteer experiences and extra-curricular activities (full-time and part-time) in school and in the community
  • Section A - Identification
  • Have you accepted the Loyalist College Offer of Admission? * Required
  • Section B - Eligibility
  • Please list in chronological order
  • 100-200 words
  • Residency While Attending School * Required
  • Current Marital Status * Required
  • Dependents * Required
    If Yes, please specify how many in the "other" field
  • Current Employment * Required
  • 300-500 words
  • Name$ ValueConfirmed/Pending/Unsuccessful 
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  • Name$ ValueConfirmed/Pending/Unsuccessful 
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  • Section C - Requirements/Attachments
  • Accepted file types: pdf.
    Allowed file extensions - pdf.
  • Accepted file types: pdf.
    Allowed file extensions - pdf.
  • I attest the information provided in this application is true and accurate and any falsification will result in immediate disqualification from the application process. * Required
    In accepting the Weston Family Scholarship, recipients understand and agree that Loyalist College may publish their names and refer to their achievement in promotional or other material relating to the progam. A: Successful candidates will be asked to mentor other recipients of the Weston Family Scholarship B: Successful candidates will assist in the advancement of skilled trades by participating in some promotional events at Loyalist College.