The Weston Family Scholarship in the Skilled Trades

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The Weston Family Scholarship in the Skilled Trades Application

Selection Criteria:

  • Applicants must be a Canadian citizen or permanent resident
  • Demonstrated passion, desire, and motivation to build a successful career in the skilled trades
  • Applying to the first year of one of our eligible full-time skilled trades programs
  • 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
  • Attend team meetings and information sessions as required, both virtually and in-person
  • 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
  • Remain in good standing as a Weston Scholar

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 a one-time bursary payment of $2,000 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

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
  • Section B - Eligibility
  • Please list in chronological order
  • 100-200 words
  • If Yes, please specify how many in the "other" field
  • 300-500 words
  • Name$ ValueConfirmed/Pending/Unsuccessful 
  • Name$ ValueConfirmed/Pending/Unsuccessful 
  • Section C - Requirements/Attachments
  • Accepted file types: pdf, Max. file size: 200 MB.
  • Accepted file types: pdf, Max. file size: 200 MB.
  • 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.