Application Deadline: May 30th 

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The SICA Howard Strong Scholarship Program offers ten $1000 scholarships to individuals for post-secondary education and/or training in pursuit of a career in the construction industry. The scholarship can be applied to tuition, textbooks and/or other educational purposes for entry into a construction trades apprenticeship or related program. Applications must be submitted to the Southern Interior Construction Associations' head office in Kelowna, BC; the scholarship is valid for two years.

SICA Member Employee Scholarships (4)

Eligibility - The SICA member employee scholarship applicant must be currently working for a SICA member company or be a family member of an employee working for a SICA member company.

SICA Student Scholarship Scholarships (3)

Eligibility- The SICA student scholarship applicant must be currently attending an educational institution with plans to work in the construction industry; including High School and College/University students. Proof of enrollment will be required.

SICA Industry Entrance Scholarship (3)

Eligibility - The SICA industry entrance scholarship applicant must have proof of enrollment into a construction trades apprenticeship or related program.

Criteria (3)

Regardless of category, all applicants must be a permanent resident within the Southern Interior region of British Columbia. To enter, all applicants will be required to provide:

  • An essay or video (maximum 3.5 minutes) demonstrating interest and involvement in the Construction Industry
  • A letter of reference from a current employer or instructor. Individuals applying for the Employee Award must submit a letter of reference from a current SICA member

The content of your essay and/or video should aim to address the following questions:

  • Why did you choose to pursue a career in construction?
  • How will you use your studies to better our region?
  • What are the barriers facing students wishing to pursue a career in construction?
  • Where do you see the construction industry in 10 years?

All applications will be evaluated based on:

  • Academic Achievement (10 points)
  • Extracurricular Activity (35 points
  • Essay/Video Answers (55 points)

Total100 points

All answers (essay or video) will be graded on:

  • Content (20 points)
  • Communication (15 points)
  • Creativity (10 points)
  • Overall Presentation (10 points)

Total55 points

Selection Process

  • Applicants will be forwarded to the Education Committee by May 30th
  • Successful applicants will be notified by August 15th

Application Instructions

Submit Application by:

Fax: 250.491.7330
Southern Interior Construction Association
#104-151 Commercial Drive
Kelowna, BC V1X 7W2