The W. Garfield Weston Foundation Fellowship Application


The W. Garfield Weston Foundation 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

This year, the Fellowship will consist of forty awards to post-secondary education (PSE) students in the eligible programs and ten awards for apprentices in the eligible apprenticeship programs.

Selected Post-Secondary Education (PSE) participants will:

  • Receive an initial bursary payment of $1,000 at the beginning of the first semester of their PSE program
  • Receive a one-time tuition bursary (approximately $1,426) 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
  • 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
  • PSE students are eligible for a final payment of $1,000 at the commencement of semester four given they have continued to meet the program requirements

Eligibility Requirements:

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


  • Automotive Service Technician Apprenticeship
  • Electrical Techniques (one-year)
  • Electrical Engineering Technician – Automation (two-year)
  • Mechanical Techniques (one-year)
  • Manufacturing Engineering Technician (two-year)
  • Motive Power Fundamentals – Parts and Counter (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

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
  • Name * Required
  • Address * Required
  • 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
  • List of awards, scholarships, bursaries, grants, student loans received, to be received, or applied for in the current year.
    Name$ ValueConfirmed/Pending/UnsuccessfulAdd or remove row
    Add a new row
  • List all other financial means for the current year.
    Name$ ValueConfirmed/Pending/UnsuccessfulAdd or remove row
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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 our 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 W. Garfield Weston Foundation Fellowship B: Successful candidates will assist in the advancement of skilled trades by participating in some promotional events at Loyalist College.