Secondary School Award

For students who show an aptitude and passion for the welding industry and/or financial need, and are applying to a certified welding program offered by a publically funded Canadian College or University.

Overview

The CWA Foundation Secondary School Awards Program was founded in 2014 for the purposes of promoting and encouraging the pursuit of post-secondary education in welding. The awards are for students who show an aptitude and passion for the welding industry and/or financial need, and are applying to a certified welding program offered by a publically funded Canadian College or University.

Students that are currently enrolled in a Secondary education program and applying for a certified welding program offered offered by a publically funded Canadian Post-Secondary Learning Institution.

Students who have already graduated are also eligible to apply as long as their date of high school completion was later than January 1st, 2016.

Students that are enrolled in 1st period apprenticeship welding or pre-employment welding are also eligible to apply, to cover cost of initial enrollment into the 1st Period program. Application must be within 2 months of enrollment into the 1st Period welding program.

Students that are selected for the award but are on a waiting list for admission also qualify. The award will be paid to the institution directly and remain under the students name or student number until the anticipated acceptance date. If the student is not accepted and does not attend the program the funds will be transferred back to the CWA Foundation and added to the scholarship funds of the following year.

Complete the online application form in its entirety. You will require the following in order to do so.

  • 2 references (cannot be a family member)
  • An essay (as PDF or Word file) you have prepared (500 words) that includes information regarding the following weighted categories
     
    Welding related school, volunteer or work experience 20
    Strength of essay in describing personal challenges to post-secondary education 20
    Strength of essay in describing career goals and interest in a career in the industry 20
    Strength of essay in describing decision to pursue post-secondary education overall 10
    Strength of essay in describing importance of education 10
    Academic achievement and awards 10
    School and community involvement and accomplishments 5
    Overall essay – grammatically correct, free of errors 5
    TOTAL SCORE /100
  • Your most recent academic transcript (as PDF or JPG file).
  • A letter of recommendation (as PDF or Word file) from a teacher/staff member from your school, community-related authority, religious organization or Industry representative, relating to your activities in welding and/or other related courses. The letter should provide the reasons they think the student is worthy of consideration for the award.

All applicants must confirm their agreement with the following expectations should they be a recipient of the award:

  • Recipients must agree to be publically acknowledged and recognized.
  • Recipients must agree to include their name and photograph in any internal and/or external communications or marketing collateral that the CWA Foundation deems appropriate.
  • Recipients must agree to the publication of their essay at the full discretion of the CWA Foundation.