Canadian Association of Women in Construction Bursary

Canadian Association of Women In Construction
June 28, 2024

The Canadian Association of Women In Construction (CAWIC) is a not-for-profit organization supporting women in the Canadian construction industry. Through its Bursary Program, CAWIC helps promote education and encourage women to pursue careers in the construction industry.

Each year, the CAWIC Bursary Committee awards outstanding women with $2,000 bursaries.

How to Apply

Minimum qualifications:

  • Applicant must identify as a woman.
  • Canadian citizenship or permanent resident status.
  • 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 enrolled in a minimum-year trades program.
  • Demonstrate clear career objectives relating to the construction industry.
  • Evidence of financial need.
  • Leadership qualities and involvement in community activities.
  • Demonstrated interest in activities that further the advancement of women in construction, and involvement in related community activities.


Students who wish to apply for a CAWIC bursary must submit the following minimum documentation:

  • Completed application form.
  • Completed budget form.
  • Applicant must reigster for a free CAWIC Student Membership via the CAWIC website.
  • Two letters of reference, at least one from a current college or university instructor. Letters from family members are not acceptable.
  • 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.

Submissions missing any of the above requirements will not be considered.


In order to help CAWIC identify potential applicants for bursaries, we approach various Canadian post-secondary institutions that provide diploma or degree programs in construction-related disciplines to distribute information to students on our bursary program.

The Bursary Committee reviews all of the applications received, and recipients are then selected based on meeting the required criteria.

All applicants will be contacted in August 2024.

Learn more about the 2023 Winners

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.

Questions may be e-mailed to the Bursary Committee at