Diversity scholarship

We wish to support individuals from groups currently underrepresented in construction trade careers to enable them to undertake a BCITO apprenticeship or a BCITO Supervisor qualification.

Applications for 2019 are now closed.

Diversity Scholarship

How many scholarships are available?

Ten (10) scholarships are available nationwide in 2019. You can only be awarded a Diversity Scholarship once.

How much are the scholarships worth?

Each scholarship is for $3,000 incl GST (if applicable).

Who is eligible?

Applicants can come from any group currently underrepresented in construction trade careers. For example:

  • women
  • Māori
  • Pasifika
  • Asian
  • people for whom English is not their primary language
  • other ethnic minority groups

Prior to applying for this scholarship, you must have been signed into a training agreement with BCITO for no less than six (6) months and no more than twelve (12) months.

What can this scholarship be used for?

You can use this scholarship to cover the costs associated with training which best suit your personal development needs. Some examples include:

  • BCITO course fees
  • course materials
  • childcare
  • technology
  • tools

How do you apply?

Applications can be made by completing and submitting the BCITO Diversity Scholarship Application Form, along with a portfolio of information. Your portfolio should include

  • evidence of your current situation and how you are eligible for the scholarship
  • how the scholarship will help you reach your career goals
  • what specifically you will use the money for, and any supporting documents that are evidence of the cost

When can applications be made?

Check back here in 2020 when this opportunity will be available in September/October.

How will applications be considered?

All applications will be considered by a member of BCITO’s Executive Leadership Team (ELT). ELT may request additional information from you or your Training Advisor. Successful applicants will demonstrate how well the intended use of the funds, meets the purpose of the grant/scholarship. 

All decisions made will be final.

How and when will applicants be notified?

You will be notified by mail or phone within one month of the ELT meeting, held immediately after applications close. Your Training Advisor will also be notified. 

Those awarded scholarships will have their name published in BC News and must also be available for media interview if required.

How do succesful applicants receive funds?

If you are using this grant to pay for your BCITO training fees, we will retain the funds, which means you won’t receive an invoice from us for $3,000 worth of training.

For costs incurred from any other supplier, payment will be made direct to your specified bank account.

Want to know more?

Email BCITO scholarships