ECA Total Endowment:  $1,374,400

Student Support Per-Year:  $93,000


ECA supports dozens of young men and women in their trade training and apprenticeship, through scholarships drawn from endowment funds built up by the ECA Board of Directors over many years. The hundreds of thousands of dollars committed to these funds underscores the ECA's commitment to ensuring a vibrant and ready workforce, for generations to come.

On behalf of the award recipients, we would like to thank the ECA membership for their support of these scholarship initiaitives. 

Every year, the following scholarships are awarded on behalf of ECA Members:

  • 46 Alberta Apprenticeship and Industry Trades Awards  ($46,000)
  • 4 ECA Family Member Scholarships ($10,000)
  • 5 Thygesen Family Awards  ($7,500)
  • 3 University of Alberta Steel Centre Awards ($5,000
  • 4 Women in Construction Awards  ($4,000
  • 4 Nait Advancement Carpentry Awards ($4,000)
  • 10 NAIT Awards ($1,000)
  • 1 University of Alberta Construction Administration Award  ($1,000)

Contact us for more information on each of these scholarships.

*Partner scholarships are administered by our educational partners at AIT, NAIT, and U of A. Applications are not received by ECA.

ECA Family Member Recipients

Each year, the ECA recognizes the achievements and volunteer service of first-year students *under 20 years old, whose parents are employed by ECA member firms. Four $2,500 scholarships are awarded on behalf of the ECA membership.

The 2018 ECA scholarship application is now closed. Thank you all for your submissions :)







Adam Samycia (Desco Coatings)

Andy Barr (Lloyd Sadd)

Hanna Kozak (Drill Rite)

Kevin Lin (Eaton Corporation)

David Brookes 

Kieran Maheden 

Nicholas Ambrozic

Gauhar Ali 

Julia Robertson

Brandon Horning

Aurora Leddy

Jade Benson




Special thanks to the scholarship selection committee: Michelle Berg (U of A, Faculty of Extension), Megan Bates (Women Building Futures), Candice Robertson-Shattler (Alberta Construction Safety Association), and Jay Summach and Jess Kuhnel (Edmonton Construction Association).