New $20K and $40K scholarships available in select skilled trades programs at George Brown College

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Are you considering applying to George Brown College (GBC) to prepare for a career in the skilled trades? Thanks to a generous donation from the Schulich Foundation, new student scholarships are available that cover the costs of tuition, tools and living expenses. 

Students enrolling in 13 programs at the Centre for Construction and Engineering Technologies for Fall 2023 and Spring 2024 semester starts are eligible for the following 10 scholarships: 

  • Five $20,000 scholarships for one-year certificate programs, and 
  • Five $40,000 scholarships for two-year diploma programs 

The application deadline is June 30, 2023. Visit to learn more. 

The Schulich Foundation has committed more than $3 million this year to address Canada’s critical labour shortage in the skilled trades with the Schulich Builders scholarship program. George Brown College is one of 10 Ontario colleges offering annual Schulich Builders scholarships. 

“We are proud to promote the skilled trades and support students pursuing this rewarding career path,” said Judy Schulich, Director Schulich Foundation. “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.” 

George Brown College is a leading provider of skilled trades education and training with strong industry partnerships that provide students with hands-on and real-world learning opportunities. 
“We are grateful to the Schulich Foundation for this scholarship program and the commitment shown to supporting this important sector of the economy and job creation. It addresses the urgent need for tradespeople and improves access to education, which is a key priority of the College,” said George Brown College President Dr. Gervan Fearon. “For more than 50 years, George Brown College job-ready graduates have helped build Toronto into the amazing city it is today and made valuable contributions to communities across Canada. Together, with the Schulich Builders scholarship program, we will continue to attract and train a new generation of skilled trades professionals and contribute to building thriving communities.”   

Accessible education and a rewarding career 

The George Brown programs eligible for Schulich Builders scholarships represent a wide range of areas of specialization within the skilled trades and exciting career paths. 

“This is an excellent time to prepare for a career in the skilled trades. The demand for professionals is high, and the work is rewarding. The Schulich Builders scholarships make getting an education and training financially accessible,” said Dr. Adel Esayed, Dean of George Brown’s Centre for Construction and Engineering Technologies. 

“We sincerely thank the Schulich Foundation for funding these scholarships and attracting new talent to the skilled trades.”