Complete all questions on the Application and follow instructions at the end of the application on how to forward your attachments to the Aurora Chamber of Commerce.
* Parent / Guardian Name(s)
* Parent / Guardian Phone Number(s)
* Expected Graduation Date
* Achievement of Learning - Transcripts to be provided - See instructions at end of application
* Learning Pathways Completed / In Progress - Complete all that apply.
1. Specialist High Skills Major - Which Sector / Trade?
2. Co-Operative Education - Which Sector / Trade?
3. Ontario Youth Apprenticeship Program (OYAP) - Which Sector / Trade?
4. Accelerated OYAP - Which Sector / Trade?
5. Other or N/A - Please Specify
* Intended Field of Study
* Name of Intended College / University / Academic or Trade School / Workplace
Statement of Interest Questions
* How will this scholarship help you achieve your goals?
Please provide the names and contact information for two individuals who can speak to your character, work ethic, and potential for success in the manufacturing or skilled trades fields. These can be teachers, coaches, employers, or other individuals who know you well. Please submit a written letter of recommendation from these contacts as per the instructions below.
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May 5th, 2023 by 5:00 p.m. EST
Please email all supporting documents to [email protected]
Certification / Signature
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Permission to Use Photograph and Video
I hereby grant to Aurora Chamber of Commerce, its representatives and employees, the right to take photographs and videos of me and hereby consent to the use of such photographs and/or videos, marketing and promotional materials, in print and/or electronically. I acknowledge and agree that Aurora Chamber of Commerce shall own all copyright such pictures and videos. I agree that Aurora Chamber of Commerce may use such photographs and videos with or without our names for any marketing and/or promotional activity, including without limitation its Website, newspaper advertisements and social media without any compensation being payable and without any additional consent or authorization from us.
Instructions for Completing the Form
Personal Information: Please provide your full legal name, mailing address, phone number, and email address.
Academic Information: Please provide your current school name and address, as well as your most recent grades. Please attach a copy of your transcript.
Statement of Purpose or Video response: In 500 words (or 5 minutes video), describe your background, interests, and future career goals. Explain why you are interested in pursuing a career in the manufacturing or skilled trades industry, and how this scholarship will help you achieve your goals.
Resume: Please attach a copy of your resume that highlights your work experience, extracurricular activities, and community involvement.
Letters of Recommendation: Please provide two letters of recommendation from individuals who can speak to your character, work ethic, and potential for success in the manufacturing or skilled trades industries. These letters should come from non-family members, such as teachers, coaches, mentors, or employers.
Use of Financial Funds: Please provide an overview of how this scholarship will help you with your career goals.
Signature: By signing this application, you confirm that all information provided is accurate and that you agree to the terms and conditions of the scholarship program.
Please ensure that all application materials are complete and submitted by the deadline. Incomplete applications will not be considered. If you have any questions or concerns, please contact the scholarship program coordinator.
Scholarship Program Goals
Our scholarship program has several goals, including:
Supporting the next generation of leaders in the manufacturing sector and skilled trades.
Providing financial support to students pursuing education and training in these fields.
Encouraging diversity and inclusivity in the manufacturing sector and skilled trades.
Promoting awareness and understanding of the importance of the manufacturing sector and skilled trades to our economy.
Aurora chamber of Commerce will be offering two scholarships of $5,000 each, one for Manufacturing and one for Skilled Trades.
To be eligible for our scholarship program, students must meet the following criteria:
Must be a grade 12 high school senior who will be attending a college / university / academic or skilled trades program in the upcoming academic year or workplace apprenticeship program.
Have a minimum overall grade of achievement of level 2 (65%+).
Must be a permanent resident or Canadian citizen.
Must be a student in an Aurora High School or a resident of Aurora, Ontario.
Must be between the ages of 17-24 at the time of application.
Show evidence of community involvement and leadership potential, such as volunteer work or extracurricular activities.
Must answer questions that demonstrate their interest and commitment to their chosen field of study.
Consideration will be given to students who are members of underrepresented groups in their field of study or who are pursuing high-demand occupations.
All Applications will be evaluated using the following rubrics:
Academic achievement (25 points): The applicant's transcripts and reference letters are reviewed to assess their potential and ability to succeed in a program.
Career goals and fit (25 points): The applicant's written / video response, work experience (including any jobs, internships, or apprenticeships they may have held in the manufacturing or skilled trades fields), recommendations, and other materials are evaluated to determine how well their career goals align with the goals of the scholarship program, and how likely they are to succeed in their chosen field.
Financial resource use (10 points): The applicant's use of financial resources and any other relevant factors are considered to determine their use of scholarship funds.
Extracurricular activities and community involvement (20 points): The applicant's involvement in extracurricular activities, volunteer or paid work and community service is evaluated to determine their leadership potential and commitment to giving back.
Personal qualities and character (20 points): The applicant's personal qualities, including work ethic, leadership, and integrity, are evaluated to determine their potential to contribute to their field and society.
A virtual interview will be scheduled by the Aurora Chamber of Commerce for the short-listed candidates the Week of May 8th.
Our scholarship program timeline is as follows:
Scholarship Launch: April 3rd, 2023
Applications Intake: April 3rd – May 5th, 2023
Application Review: May 8th – May 15th, 2023
Decision: May 26th, 2023
Notification to winners: May 29th, 2023
Celebration Photo-Op: End of June at Aurora Chamber of Commerce