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#HerPower Awards

#HerPower Awards

Build A Dream is a nationwide non-profit that creates powerful initiatives to attract, encourage, and empower young women to explore careers in skilled trades, STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Math), emergency response, leadership, and entrepreneurship.

The organization is a catalyst for workforce development, driving to create diverse, inclusive, and equal opportunities for all girls and women.

Creating opportunities starts with providing the support that young women need and therefore we are proud to announce the 2022 #HerPower Awards to assist women who are experiencing financial barriers while working to accomplish their career goals.

Sponsored by EllisDon, a $1,000 scholarship will be awarded under each category with a total of $5,000 to be awarded each year.

Categories

SKILLED TRADES (1 available)

Intended to support a woman pursuing a career in the skilled trades (Industrial, Construction, Motive Power, Service).

Application Criteria:

  1. Be a woman who has graduated with an secondary school diploma (or equivalent).
  2. Be registered in a Skilled Trades program as a full-time student in an accredited college (or authorized training facility) starting no later than the fall semester of 2022.
  3. Complete and submit the application package by June 1, 2022, 11:59 p.m. EST.
    • Application form with demonstrated financial need.
    • A brief essay (250 words max.) that talks about your pursuit of a skilled trades career highlighting influencers in your life, experiences in pre-apprenticeship or apprenticeship programs, and why you are choosing an education in this field.
    • Your official post-secondary acceptance letter to a skilled trades program at an accredited college in Canada (or equivalent).

STEM – Science, Technology, Engineering, Math (1 available)

Intended to support a woman pursuing a career in Science, Technology, Engineering, or Mathematics.

Application Criteria:

  1. Be a woman who has graduated with an secondary school diploma (or equivalent).
  2. Be registered in a STEM program as a full-time student in an accredited college or university starting no later than the fall semester of 2022.
  3. Complete and submit the application package by June 1, 2022, 11:59 p.m. EST.
    • Application form with demonstrated financial need.
    • A brief essay (250 words max.) that talks about your pursuit of a STEM career highlighting influencers in your life, experiences in high school or extracurricular activities (i.e. participation in FIRST Robotics, SHSM programs, etc.), and why you are choosing an education in this field.
    • Your official post-secondary acceptance letter to a STEM program at an accredited college or university in Canada.

Emergency Response (1 available)

Intended to support a woman pursuing a career in the Emergency Response sector (i.e. police officer, firefighter, paramedic, etc.).

Application Criteria:

  1. Be a woman who has graduated with an secondary school diploma (or equivalent).
  2. Be registered in a emergency response-related program as a full-time student in an accredited college or university starting no later than the fall semester of 2022.
  3. Complete and submit the application package by June 1, 2022, 11:59 p.m. EST.
    • Application form with demonstrated financial need.
    • A brief essay (250 words max.) that talks about your pursuit of a emergency response-related career highlighting influencers in your life, experiences (including volunteering), and why you are choosing an education in this field.
    • Your official post-secondary acceptance letter to a STEM program at an accredited college or university in Canada.

Entrepreneurship (1 available)

Intended to support a woman in her pathway to become an entrepreneur through the creation of her own business.

Application Criteria:

  1. Be a woman who has launched a business between January 2021 and June 1, 2022.
  2. Complete and submit the application package by June 1, 2022, 11:59 p.m. EST.
    • Application form including receipts for expenses related to your startup (i.e. registration, human resources, web design, social media costs, equipment purchases, legal fees, accounting fees).
    • A brief essay (500 words max.) that talks about why you chose this business, where you saw a need for this business and how you fulfil that need, and highlight any influencers in your life.
    • Proof of business registration.

Leadership (1 available)

Intended to recognize a woman in Leadership who has demonstrated both growth in her career and empowerment of other women in her organization or community.

Application Criteria:

  1. Complete and submit the application package by June 1, 2022, 11:59 p.m. EST.
    • Application form.
    • A brief essay (500 words max.) that talks about your philosophy of leadership, demonstrated leadership skills, and how they have impacted, colleagues/peers in the support of company or community goals
    • Two support letters from colleagues/peers that illustrates how you have exemplified leadership skills.

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