Fanshawe receives Schulich donation for skilled trades scholarships

A welder using pink protective 3M equipment on their face. CREDIT: FANSHAWE COLLEGE
The college is one of 10 Ontario colleges to be selected to take part in the "Schulich Builders" program.

Students enrolled in skilled trade programs in Fall 2023 will soon be getting a helping hand from The Schulich Foundation. Fanshawe has received a $325,000 donation from The Schulich Foundation as part of a new scholarship program for students pursuing careers in skilled trades.

The college is one of 10 Ontario colleges to be selected to take part in the “Schulich Builders” program. As one of the participating colleges, Fanshawe will award 10 scholarships a year beginning in Fall 2023. The scholarships are:

  • Five $20,000 scholarships for one-year certificate programs
  • Five $40,000 scholarships for two-year diploma programs
The scholarships will cover tuition, tools, and living expenses for students enrolled in a skilled trade program.

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“Fanshawe is honoured to be part of the Schulich Builders program,” Fanshawe president Peter Devlin said in a statement. “As one of the largest training facilities for skilled trades in the province, we are committed to growing capacity in the skilled trades sector. This gift from the Schulich Foundation will make a significant difference to students at Fanshawe, and we are so grateful for their generosity.”

To qualify for the scholarships, students must:

  • Be Canadian citizens or permanent resident;
  • Meet College admission requirements;
  • Be enrolled in a full-time, eligible skilled trades program towards a one-year certificate or two-year diploma at a participating college starting in fall 2023.
Eligible programs include:

  • Auto Body Repair Techniques (Certificate)
  • Carpentry and Renovation Technician (Diploma)
  • Carpentry and Renovation Techniques (Certificate)
  • Electrical Techniques (Certificate)
  • Electrical Engineering Technician (Diploma)
  • Electromechanical Engineering Technician (Co‐op) (Diploma)
  • Heating, Refrigeration and Air Conditioning Technician (Co-op) (Diploma)
  • Manufacturing Engineering Technician (Diploma)
  • Mechanical Engineering Technician ‐ CNC/CAM (Diploma)
  • Mechanical Engineering Technician‐Industrial Maintenance (Diploma)
  • Motive Power Technician (Automotive) (Diploma)
  • Motive Power Technician (Diesel) (Diploma)
  • Plumbing Techniques (Certificate)
  • Power Engineering Techniques - 4th Class (Certificate)
  • Pre-Technology (Certificate)
  • Renewable Energies Technician (Diploma)
  • Welding Techniques (St. Thomas Campus, Simcoe Campus) (Certificate)
  • Welding and Fabrication Technician (Diploma)
Along with financial support, Schulich Builders will also provide leadership training and mentorship opportunities. “We are proud to promote the skilled trades and support students pursuing this rewarding career path,” Judy Schulich, executive vice-president of The Schulich Foundation said in a statement. “Canadians rely heavily on the trades to build and maintain infrastructure critical for prosperous communities. Our challenge today is not having enough of these talented people to meet the demand.”

Students looking to learn more can visit fanshawec.ca/schulichbuilders.