Canadian Association of Women in Construction Bursary

Canadian Women In Construction
August 31, 2022

Canadian Association of Women in Construction (CAWIC) is a not-for-profit organization supporting women in the Canadian construction industry. One of CAWIC’s mandates is to promote education and encourage women to pursue careers in the construction industry. To this end, each year we organize several fundraising events, and a portion of the proceeds are allocated to our bursary fund.

This year CAWIC is offering a number of $2,000.00 bursaries to female students enrolled in construction related studies at Canadian post-secondary institutions. In addition to the CAWIC Bursaries, six $1,000 bursaries are available to those studying in a trades program as
part of the Cooper Bursary for Women in Construction (CBWC). To be eligible for the Cooper Bursary for Women in Construction (CBWC) is considering women from the following provinces: British Columbia, Alberta, Ontario, Quebec, New Brunswick, and Nova Scotia.

Students enrolled in construction-related programs may apply directly to CAWIC on or before August 31, 2022 for the term commencing in September of that year.

How to Apply

Minimum qualifications are:

  • Applicant must identify as a woman
  • Completion of at least the first year of a diploma or degree program at a college or university and full time enrolment in the subsequent year or minimum enrolled in a 1-year trades program
  • Demonstrate clear career objectives relating to the construction industry
  • Evidence of financial need
  • Leadership qualities and involvement in community activities
  • Interest in activities that further the advancement of women in construction, and
  • Canadian citizenship or permanent resident status

Students who wish to apply for a CAWIC bursary must submit the following minimum documentation:
● Completed Application Form
● Two letters of reference, at least one from a current college or university instructor. Letters from family
members are not acceptable. **see note below
● Most recent grade transcript
● Covering letter describing career objectives in the construction industry as well as the areas in which
they intend to participate in CAWIC activities
*If applying for the Cooper Bursary for Women in Construction, applicant must be enrolled in a minimum 1-year trades
program at a college or registered trades school.
** CAWIC may contact references.

Bursary recipients will receive a one-year complimentary student membership in CAWIC which provides invaluable
networking opportunities to women embarking on a career in construction.

Please note: Successful applicants will be required to provide proof of their continued enrolment at college/university by
September 15th of the current year as well as their SIN No.

Questions may be e-mailed to the Bursary Committee at