OMA Annual Scholarship - Due May 31, 2018

Posted on: May 7th, 2018 | Posted by: Steph Stanton

OMA Scholarship:   Application Form

Award Name: OMA Skilled Trade Scholarship


In the coming years, Ontario faces a serious skills shortage as greater numbers of workers prepare to retire and fewer young people enter the workforce.

The Conference Board of Canada estimates Ontario faces a shortage of more than 360,000 skilled employees by 2025, and that could further escalate to a shortage of more than 560,000 skilled employees by 2030. Many of those needs will be in the trades sector.

The Orillia Manufacturers Association would like to support students with an interest in trades and manufacturing careers achieve their goals and enter into a very rewarding and exciting field.

Criteria for Award:

Presented to a student that has:

Been accepted OR enrolled in a full time post-secondary trade program or apprenticeship at an accredited college/university related to the manufacturing trades;

Been accepted OR and enrolled in a full time professional program at an accredited college/university related to the manufacturing industry (such as mechanical engineering or engineering technology, science, business etc.)


This award will be presented to a student who has decided to pursue a career in the trades or manufacturing fields and could benefit from the financial assistance. The student must be a Canadian citizen or permanent resident. They will have been a resident of Orillia or one of the surrounding townships (Ramara, Severn, Oro-Medonte and Chippewa of Rama) for at least one year prior to beginning their post-secondary studies.

Open To: Yes No
Diploma/College Programs X
Degree/University programs X
Graduate Studies X
Apprenticeship X
Canadian Citizens X
International Students X
Part Time Students X
Application Method: Application
  • Complete application form
  • Cover letter: list challenges and experiences and what do you hope to achieve through your schooling (career path, potential employer etc)
  • Resume
  • Budget
  • Reference Letter
  • Proof of acceptance or enrollment at a qualifying post-secondary institution
  • Grade report
Selection Method: Reviewed by the Orillia Manufacturing Association Scholarship Committee.
Number/Value of Award: $1000.00
Number of Award Recipients: One

Recognition Ceremony:

Graduation Ceremony and OMA Annual General Meeting
Application Deadline: May 31, 2018

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