Bob Etherington Heritage Trades Scholarship
This scholarship was established through a generous donation from the daughters of the late Bob Etherington, who was a journeyman carpenter and joiner and a building inspector with the City of Calgary.
This scholarship aims to help develop the heritage trades in Alberta by providing financial support to eligible tradespersons attending training in heritage conservation work.
Eligibility & Assessment
The applicant must be a permanent Alberta resident who wishes to attend an eligible training course in heritage conservation work, and meets one of the following conditions:
- a registered Alberta apprentice with at least one period of technical training and has passed at least the first industry training exam;
- a certified journeyperson;
- a tradesperson working in Alberta holding a recognized trade certificate (Red Seal);
- a student in a heritage trades pre-employment program.
A broad range of training courses may be eligible for consideration since educational needs will vary according to chosen trades and areas of interest.
It is expected that planned training courses will serve to augment existing technical knowledge and skills training acquired through apprenticeship programs or enhance work experience.
The proposed training should reflect current heritage conservation principles as well as hands-on experience with relevant materials and proven conservation techniques.
The funds may support tuition fees, textbooks, course materials and supplies and travel expenses, accreditation expenses and tools.
The application will be assessed based on the benefits of the training to the applicant, the quality of the training program and the grant's program budget.
Payment and Reporting Requirements
Funds will be paid to the successful applicant once the approval process is complete. The successful applicant is asked to submit proof of completion of the training and a report on the outcomes of the training, within a year from completing the training.
A maximum of one scholarship will be awarded per grant run or a maximum of two scholarships per calendar year. The maximum award per application is $3,000.
Application Deadlines and Notification Dates
Application deadlines are February 1st and October 1st. Applicants are notified of the funding decision in writing in June or July for February applications, and in December or January for October applications.
For further information, please contact the Program Coordinator.
Adobe® Acrobat® PDF files can be viewed with Adobe® Acrobat® Reader software - a free download from Adobe Systems Incorporated.