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

2017 Recipients

  • Adam Samycia (ECA member Daryl Samycia, Desco Coatings of Alberta)
  • Andy Barr (ECA member Don Barr, Lloyd Sadd)
  • Hanna Kozak (ECA member Shauna Kozak, Drill Rite)
  • Kevin Lin (ECA member Lily Lin, Eaton Corporation)

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).

Banner photo 1 (left-to-right): Jay Summach, Hanna Kozak, and Jess Kuhnel

Banner photo 2 (front to back): Adam Samycia, Andy Barr, Kevin Lin; Megan Bates, Jess Kuhnel, Michelle Berg; Jay Summach


2016 Recipients

  • David Brookes (ECA member, Calvin Vander Leest, Vital Engineering)
  • Kieran Maheden (ECA member, Mirra Maheden, PCL Construction)
  • Nicholas Ambrozic (ECA member, Chris Ambrozic, Scorpio Masonry)
  • Gauhar Ali (ECA member, Riaz Ali, BARCOL Door)

2015 Recipients

  • Julia Robertson: daughter of Barry Robertson at Synergy Projects Ltd.
  • Brandon Horning: son of Rich Horning at On Site Placement
  • Aurora Leddy: daughter of Robert Leddy at HUB Intl.
  • Jade Benson: daughter of Pride Benson at Dee-Jay Plumbing & Heating Ltd.

External Scholarships

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.

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

  • 46 Alberta Apprenticeship and Industry Trades Awards ($1000)
  • 4 Women in Construction Awards ($1000)
  • 5 Thygesen Family Awards ($1500)
  • 10 NAIT Awards ($1000)
  • 1 University of Alberta Construction Administration Award ($1000)

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