Trades Scholarships




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:

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.


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 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.

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.

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.


Provincial Scholarships

District/Authority Scholarships

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.


Youth Work in Trades    

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:

UFV Trades Entrance Scholarships


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)