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TrustedPros Scholarships

Designed to support and encourage growth of construction and home improvement trades.

As the demand for construction and home improvement specialists in Canada continues to grow, the need for skilled tradesmen and women is increasing by leaps and bounds. This will depend largely on the ability of training programs to turn out highly-qualified individuals who will provide the backbone of the industry. To help ensure that these fields will be able to meet the need for specialized skills in years to come, Toronto-based home improvement platform TrustedPros.ca (formerly HandyCanadian.com) has recently instituted a new scholarship program.

To help qualified applicant meets the demand of rising tuition, Trusted Pros will award two yearly scholarships, each in the amount of $1,000, to qualified applicants enrolled in a trade-related course of study. Scholarships winners may apply the funds to the cost of tuition or textbooks. Those interested in applying for applying for scholarship consideration must be Canadian residents enrolled in an accredited Canadian college, university or trade school with a grade point average of 3.0 or higher and a demonstrated financial need.

To apply, applicants must prepare and submit an essay (1,000-word minimum) related to the trade program in which they are currently involved. This essay must provide a detailed discussion concerning the ways in which their chosen field might be improved. Applicants must also submit a copy of the most recent transcript or official document which provides their grade point average, as well as a letter demonstrating financial need. Each scholarship will be awarded to the individual who submits the essay determined to be of the highest-quality, who also meets or exceeds the other terms of qualification. Individuals who are awarded a scholarship will not be eligible to reapply in the future.

Those who qualify for scholarship consideration may be preparing for professions in large number of trades ranging from general carpentry to painting, decorating, plumbing and electrical. A number of very specialized fields are also included in the list of eligible trades; from Drywall, Acoustic, and Lathing Applicator, to Exterior Insulated Finish Systems Mechanic. A complete and detailed list can be viewed below:

2015/16 academic scholarship opportunities:

How:
Applicants must submit an essay of 1,000 words minimum
Must demonstrate financial need
Must be a resident of Canada
Must have a grade point average of 3.0 or higher
Must be enrolled at an accredited Canadian college, university or trade school for any of the following:

  • Architectural Design & Building Technician
  • Brick and Stone Mason
  • Carpentry / Cabinetmaking
  • Home Renovations Technology
  • Cement (Concrete) Finisher
  • Contractor/Construction Management
  • Construction Technician
  • Construction Craft Worker
  • Construction Millwright
  • Drywall Finisher and Plasterer
  • Drywall, Acoustic and Lathing Applicator
  • Electrician
  • Exterior Insulated Finish Systems Mechanic
  • Floor Covering Installer
  • General Carpenter
  • Painter and Decorator
  • Plumbing
  • Refrigeration and Air Conditioning Systems Mechanic
  • Residential Air Conditioning Systems Mechanic
  • HVAC
  • Restoration Mason
  • Roofing
  • Sprinkler and Fire Protection Installer
  • Terrazzo, Tile and Marble Setter

Awards:
A $1,000 scholarship will be awarded twice per year;  this money can be used toward tuition or books.

How do I apply?
Submit your essay, 1,000-word minimum, on the topic related to the trade program you’re enrolled in and how the industry can be improved. A copy of your transcript or other official school documents showing your most recent GPA. A letter demonstrating your financial need for this scholarship.

Please email your essay and other required documents to scholarships@trustedpros.ca

Who will win?
The person with the most exceptional essay that meets the other conditions’ of minimum GPA and financial need will be chosen.

The same person cannot apply for a second TrustedPros scholarship once they have already been awarded one previously.

Submission Deadlines:
December 15, 2015

Award Dates:
January 15, 2016

Terms of this Scholarship

By submitting an entry to the TrustedPros Scholarship, you transfer all rights and ownership of the submitted content to TrustedPros, regardless of whether your entry is selected as a winner. TrustedPros reserves the right to publish submitted work at the conclusion of the entry period. Selection of the winning submission is entirely at the discretion of TrustedPros. The winner will be contacted by TrustedPros via the email address used for submission. The winner will be confirmed only after providing proof of enrollment in the form of a copy of a tuition bill or letter of proof from the accredited Canadian college, university or trade school at which the winner is enrolled. Upon confirmation of enrollment, the winner will be publicly announced on TrustedPros.ca, and TrustedPros will mail the winner their cheque.

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