This year, six (6) non-renewable $1500 scholarships will be available for female students enrolling in one of the following programs to commence in September 2018:


  • Powerline Technician
  • Construction/Industrial Electrician
  • Industrial Mechanic (Millwright)



  • Heavy Duty Equipment Technician
  • Welder
  • Carpenter
  • Automotive Service Technician
  • Heavy Equipment Operator
  • Refrigeration and Air Conditioning Technician


If you are not accepted for one of the programs listed above, you will not be eligible for a scholarship.



Recipients are selected on the basis of acceptance into a program of study at a recognized post-secondary institution of choice. Preference may be given to students accepted into one of the programs indicated as primary.

  • Applicants must be entering their first year in one of the programs listed above.
  • Applicants must be permanent residents of Newfoundland and Labrador.
  • If applicants use examples to demonstrate skills relating to safety and health, teamwork, leadership or dignity and respect, it would be considered an asset
  • Preference may be given to students who demonstrate financial need.
  • The scholarships will be awarded on the basis of an unbiased application and selection process.


Application Requirements

Submit a WRDC-ERC Trades Scholarships application form along with the following:

  • Resume
  • Written essay (telling us why you deserve a scholarship to a maximum of 500 words)
    OR video (same theme, to a maximum of five minutes)
  • Reference letter (minimum of one, maximum of two)


The selection committee, made up of WRDC-ERC Employees, will review the applications and award the scholarships on September 26, 2018.


Submit completed applications to

WRDC – Educational Resource Centre Scholarship Committee

Women in Resource Development Corporation (WRDC)

175 Hamlyn Road, St. John’s, NL A1E 5Z6


Deadline for submission of applications is extended to July 31, 2018


Click here for the Trades Scholarship Application

Questions? Click here for a list of answers to Frequently Asked Questions

For more information contact:

Elizabeth (Betty) Brazil

Program Coordinator

Educational Resource Centre

Women in Resource Development Corporation (WRDC)

175 Hamlyn Road | St. John’s NL | A1E 5Z6

Tel: (709) 738-1214 Fax: (709) 738-3743

Email: [email protected]



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