Fanshawe receives donation from Schulich Foundation for skilled trades scholarships
Fanshawe is one of 10 Ontario colleges selected to take part in “Schulich Builders.”
(London, Ontario) – Fanshawe has received a $325,000 donation from the Schulich Foundation as part of a new scholarship program for students pursuing careers in the skilled trades.
Ten Ontario colleges were selected as part of the new Schulich Builders scholarship program, announced by the Schulich Foundation on February 9. As one of the participating colleges, Fanshawe will award 10 scholarships per year: five $20,000 scholarships for one-year certificate programs and five $40,000 scholarships for two-year diploma programs. The scholarships will cover tuition, tools and living expenses for students enrolling in a skilled trade program.
In addition to financial support, Schulich Builders also provides leadership training and mentorship to set up graduates for success. Students enrolling in a skilled trades program at Fanshawe starting in fall 2023 can find more information about eligibility for the Schulich Builders scholarship at fanshawec.ca/schulichbuilders.
“Fanshawe is honoured to be part of the Schulich Builders program. 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."
Peter Devlin, President, Fanshawe College
“We are proud to promote the skilled trades and support students pursuing this rewarding career path. 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.”
Judy Schulich, executive vice-president, The Schulich Foundation
“The Schulich Builders scholarship will be a gamechanger for so many students, and supports our government’s ongoing work with business, labour, colleges and universities to attract more young people into the skilled trades. We’re bolstering our skilled workforce to build the roads, highways, schools and hospitals our growing population needs.”
The Honourable Doug Ford, Premier of Ontario
"Post-secondary education plays an instrumental role in preparing graduates for in-demand jobs. This investment in Ontario’s students is an investment in their future, and in turn will help build the skilled trades workforce that Ontario needs to thrive.”
The Honourable Jill Dunlop, Minister of Colleges and Universities
“Ontario is facing the largest labour shortage in a generation, which means when you have a career in the skilled trades, you have a career for life. With Schulich Foundation’s skilled trade scholarship program, they are helping to attract and prepare a new generation of skilled trades workers here in Ontario for better jobs and bigger paycheques.”
The Honourable Monte McNaughton, Minister of Labour, Immigration, Training and Skills Development