The following scholarships are available
specifically for trades. There are many more
scholarships and awards that can be used
towards trades programs that are not restricted
to trades students.
Please see Financial Awards - Group 1 for information on applying to the following awards:
Chilliwack-Fraser Rotary Club "Leadership Through Service" Trades Award - $2,500.00 Awarded to a deserving graduating student and resident of Chilliwack who is proceeding to full-time studies at a post-secondary institution in the trades (ie. carpenter, masonary, welding, machining, etc.) Not limited to colleges & univ. Applicants must have demonstrated leadership potential, service above self and dedication to leadership and helping others. Applicants should have participated in providing service to both the school & the community, Applicants should have attempted to diversify their skills through athletics, music &/or arts. Applicants must be committed to their education as displayed through outstanding grades. Financial need will be considered.
Mt Cheam Lions Clubs Dash/Niessen Trades Bursary - $300.00 Awarded to a deserving graduate who will be attending an accredited post-secondary institution in the trades, technical school program. The recipient will show academic integrity and good citizenship, involvement in school activities, and a spirit of community volunteering. Financial need is also a consideration.
Optimist Club of Chilliwack - Trades Scholarship - $500.00 Awarded to a student active in volunteering with youth in the community. Student must demonstrate good citizenship and school and/or community involvement. Student must show a strong motivation to pursue post-secondary education and above average academic achievement with a committed desire to succeed. Student must be continuing studies in a trades/technical/Provincially Approved apprenticeship program or any other area of study at an accredited postsecondary institution.
Reginald & Ellen Brunt Memorial Bursary - $500.00 Student must demonstrate a strong motivation to pursue a post secondary education and average academic achievement with a committed desire to succeed. Student must continue studies in a trades/technical/Prov. Approved apprenticeship program or any other area of study at an accredited postsecondary institution. Financial need will be particularly important where candidates are equally qualified in other criteria. Amount subject to change. Scholarship must be used within two years.
Trevor Newberry Memorial Bursary - $475.00 Awarded to a student entering a mechanical or electrical trades program. Apprenticeship is acceptable. ALTERNATING AWARD - NOT AVAILABLE TO SARDIS IN 2021.
WF Smith Award - $3000.00 The recipient of this award excels in Fine Arts or Trades related subjects. The student exhibits good citizenship at school and plans to attend post-secondary.
Please see Financial Awards – Group 2 for information on applying to the following awards:
Cameron O'Reilly Memorial Award for Trades - $500.00 Cameron was a kind-hearted and confident young man who always stood up for the underdog. He was a plumber by trade. This award will be given to a Sardis Secondary graduate who exemplifies these characteristics. Applicants must be pursuing a post-secondary education in trades, with preference given to plumbing.
Chilliwack Bowls of Hope Scholarship - $1000.00 Awarded to either an academic student or a trades
student (specify on the appilication form if you are applying as academic or trades). Must have high
academic standing and involvement in the community. Preference will be given to students who have been
involved in the "Bowls of Hope" program and have given back to the community. Must intend to pursue full-time post-secondary studies and show proof of registration to an accredited University to claim the award. One year to collect.
Chilliwack Dogwood Monarch Lions Club Bursary - $1,000.00 Preference given to student going into a trades program or a student with a disability or challenge. Grades should be sufficient for acceptance into a post- secondary program. Community involvement and financial need will also be considered. Amount subject to change.
Propell Education Award - $500 In addition to the standard application package, please include a covering letter outlining your career objectives and how they relate the financial award (business studies and trades). Include a resume, a letter of recommendation from a teacher, counselor or administrator and a short essay: Your Greatest Success to Date. Open to graduating students pursuing business studies and trades programs. One year timeline to collect award.
Rotary Club of Chilliwack Trades Program Scholarship - $1000 Awarded to a deserving graduating student proceeding to full-time studies at a post secondary institution in a trades program who has demonstrated ability to complete the program. Applicant will receive their scholarship after they have completed their 1st year of Post Secondary School Trades training. This includes the completion of the hours of work as an apprentice for an employer who sponsors their apprenticeship. The student must successfully complete the first education component. Applicants must also have demonstrated academic excellence and service to community and school. Financial need may be considered. Two year timeline to collect scholarship.
Soprema Inc. Chilliwack Bursary - $750.00 Awarded to a student who plans to continue their post-secondary education in Drafting/CAD, Architecture, Millright, Trades, Automation/Robotics or Electrical. Applicants for Medicine, Education and Social Studies are ineligible. The recipient has one year to claim the award.
Steller's Jay Lions Club Bursary - $500 Awarded to a deserving student based on the following: graduation with satisfactory academic standing, plans to continue studies in a Technical/Trades accredited career program. Proof of registration needed to collect award. One year timeline to collect.
TYCROP Trailers Business and Trades Award - $500 In addition to the standard application package, please
include a covering letter outlining your career objectives and how they relate the financial award (business and
trades). Include a resume, a letter of recommendation from a teacher, counselor or administrator and a short
essay: Your Greatest Success to Date. Open to graduating students creating their future through business studies or trades programs. One year timeline to collect the award.
These recognize graduating B.C. students for excellence in their chosen area of interest or strength, including: Indigenous Languages and Culture, Fine Arts, Applied Design, Skills, and Technologies Physical Activity, International Languages, Community Service (Volunteer Activity) Technical and Trades Training.
Applications will be submitted to the Sardis Secondary career centre on April 14th, 2020 using the District Authority Application.
If you are enrolled in Youth Work in Trades (WRK) courses, you may be eligible for a $1000 award.
UFV offers Entrance Scholarships for trades:
The following online scholarships are also for trades:
ASTSBC Scholarship (Heavy Duty Mechanic)
Automotive Retailers Association Awards for Trades (Automotive Trades)
Betty Spalton Scholarship (Heavy Construction)
Ken Michel Memorial Scholarship (Aboriginal + Carpentry)
Rudder Reid (Trades, Wellness or Business)