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W. Garfield Weston Awards of Excellence for Aspiring Tradespeople

Description: Note: Recipients MUST BE in their second year of their program and have been a 1st year recipient in 2016/2017. The W. Garfield Weston Foundation has established The W. Garfield Weston Awards of Excellence for Aspiring Tradespeople at Holland College. Recipients* will receive a $2,500 stipend to be used either for tuition or living expenses, payable in two instalments of $1,250 each in September and March. Recipients will also receive a $2,000 Holland College tuition credit. *Recipient must be a Prince Edward Island resident.

Criteria: Open to Prince Edward Island students* entering first year of a one or two-year trades program (Aircraft Gas Turbine Engine Repair and Overhaul Technology, Automotive Technology, Carpentry, Commercial Diving, Electrical Technology, Electromechanical Technology, Energy Systems Engineering Technology, Heating Ventilation and Air Conditioning Technology, Heritage Retrofit Carpentry, Plumbing, Power Engineering, Precision Machinist, Steamfitting Pipefitting, Welding Fabrication, Welding Level 1, Wind Turbine Technician, or Wood Manufacturing Cabinetmaking) are eligible to apply. Applicants will be assessed on the basis of financial need and commitment as an aspiring tradesperson. Students must apply for the award. Applications to include a completed Application Form (including the Financial Information section), a personal statement outlining why the applicant feels they should be selected for the award, what influenced them in pursuing a career in the trades, what their goals are, etc., along with a letter of support from a high school guidance counselor or a skilled trades/career exploration teacher. Applications will be reviewed by a Selection Committee appointed by the College Registrar. Applicants may be asked to participate in a brief interview process. *Applicants must be Canadian citizens.

Applies to: Aircraft Gas Turbine Engine Repair and Overhaul Technology, Automotive Technology, Carpentry, Commercial Diving, Electrical Technology, Electromechanical Technology, Energy Systems Engineering Technology, Heating Ventilation and Air Conditioning Technology, Heritage Retrofit Carpentry, Plumbing, Power Engineering, Precision Machinist, Steamfitting Pipefitting, Welding Fabrication, Welding Level 1, Wind Turbine Technician, or Wood Manufacturing Cabinetmaking

Internal or External Amount Deadline Type
internal Only second year WGW 2016/2017 recipients are eligible - 10 awards, $2500 each (two equal instalments: September/March) plus a $2,000 Holland College tuition credit May 15 entrance

Award details subject to change.

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