B.O.L.T. Scholarships and Bursaries are offered directly through the B.O.L.T. Charitable Foundation and also through a number of Post-Secondary Institutions and Programs. Our trade partners work with us to identify those skilled trades which are currently experiencing shortages, in order to ensure that programs especially related to those specific trades can be effectively supported. Once B.O.L.T. scholarship recipients have completed their studies, every effort is made to help connect graduates to employment within the construction industry.

Eligibility Criteria for B.O.L.T. Scholarships:

  • Must have significant economic disadvantages or adversities
  • Open to students/youth between the ages of 18-29
  • Must be a Canadian Citizen or landed immigrant living in the GTA
  • Must be a full time student in one of the designated programs (see below)
  • Must provide evidence of a sincere interest in a career in construction (could include participation in the B.O.L.T. Day of Discovery, Job Shadowing on a construction site, employment in the construction industry, completion of a high school construction program, or other to be assessed on an individual basis)


Available Now:
Applications for the B.O.L.T. Charitable Foundation Scholarship 

Please click here for the B.O.L.T. Charitable Foundation Scholarship application. Kindly note, that all required paper work is to be submitted with your application to bolt@tridel.com

B.O.L.T. Scholarships are also available by applying directly to:

Children’s Aid Foundation

George Brown College

Humber College

Centennial College

Pathways to Education

Big Brothers Big Sisters

Co-operative Housing Federation of Toronto Diversity Scholarship


Eligible Courses for B.O.L.T. Scholarships


  • Building Automation
  • Building Renovation Technician
  • Building Renovation Technology
  • Construction Trades Techniques
  • Electrical Techniques
  • Heating, Refrigeration and Air Conditioning Technician
  • Heating, Refrigeration, and Air Conditioning Technology
  • Plumbing Techniques


  • Architectural Technician
  • Architectural Technology
  • Civil Engineering Technology
  • Construction Management
  • Drywall Systems Estimating
  • Honours Bachelor of Technology (Construction Management)
  • Interior design Technology
  • Residential Construction Management
  • Construction Engineering Technology
  • Electromechanical Engineering Technician
  • Electromechanical Engineering Technology
  • Mechanical Engineering Technology

Humber College

  • Architectural Technology
  • Cabinet Making
  • Civil Engineering Technology
  • Construction Boilmaker
  • Design Foundation
  • Design Foundation – Building Technology
  • Electrical Engineering Technology-Control Systems
  • Electrician: Construction and Maintenance
  • Electromechanical Engineering Technology – Automation and Robotics Profile
  • Electronic Engineering Technology
  • Heating Refrigeration and Air Conditioning Technician
  • Home Renovation Technician
  • Industrial Woodworking Technician
  • Landscape Technician
  • Mechanical Engineering Technology
  • Millwright
  • Network Cabling Specialist
  • Plumbing
  • Sustainable Energy and Building Technology
  • Welding

Centennial College

  • Architectural Technology
  • Engineering Technology
  • Heavy Duty Equipment Technician
  • Heating Refrigeration Air Conditioning Technician
  • Mechanical Engineering Technician
  • Mechanical Engineering Technology
  • Energy Systems Engineering Technician
  • Energy Systems Engineering Technology
  • Sustainable Energy & Building Technology


* Courses, Programs, or short term trade related training that is relevant to construction but does not appear on the above list will be evaluated on an individual basis. The course/program description and name of institution should be submitted to Joanne Bin at bolt@tridel.com for approval.

Note: For more information regarding Scholarships available through Children’s Aid Foundation and Pathways to Education, please contact these organizations directly.