The purpose of the Connex Foundation Scholarship is to assist individuals who are exploring the study of skilled trades or multi-site facility management with the end goal of advancing their career in this field. The scholarship serves to promote the multi-site facilities industry by attracting high school and college-level students into the field of study and encouraging their pursuit with financial support.
The Connex Foundation will award two $5,000 USD scholarships in 2021 to individuals pursuing a career in the skilled trades (example: electrical, plumbing, HVAC, carpentry), construction and/or facility management industry. The scholarships will go to a deserving Canadian individual and a deserving U.S. individual. The deadline to submit an application for consideration is March 1, 2021. Scholarship recipients will be notified of their application status by March 26, 2021.
A) Be United States or Canadian citizen or permanent legal resident
B) At a minimum, a high school graduate senior or equivalent education
C) Plan to enroll as a full-time student
D) Have a cumulative unweighted GPA of 2.5 or higher on a 4.0 scale
E) Have a history of active involvement in extra-curricular activities, community service, or work experience
Rules for Applying
You must agree to the following terms to apply:
A) This application must be completed by you (the applicant). Parents, guardians, counselors, teachers or others can only provide information and review the application. If the application is found to have been completed by someone other than you, it will be disqualified. If you are under the age of 18, your parent(s) or guardian(s) has allowed you to submit this application.
B) You are not, to your knowledge, related as a spouse, child, step-child, grandchild or step-grandchild to any individual who is currently employed by Connex Foundation, serving on the Connex Foundation Scholars Committee or sitting on the Connex Foundation Board of Directors.
C) The data you have provided in your application will be shared with and evaluated by several volunteers and staff members. All contact information is hidden from volunteers, though other identifying information, including your name, will be visible. Volunteers are instructed to keep all student information confidential and shall only discuss applicants with their fellow committee members.
D) The information provided in this application and any materials that you provide (transcripts, etc.) should be, to the best of your knowledge, true and correct. You must not knowingly withhold or misrepresent any information related to this application.
E) Your application and all additional materials must be submitted by the deadline of 11:59PM CT, Monday, March 1, 2021.
F) Award decisions and notifications are made on a rolling basis. Students will be notified of the result of their application(s) by March 24, 2021.
G) Connex Foundation reserves the right to adjust or cancel scholarship awards at any time on a situational basis.