New Boots Scholarships

What is the purpose of this scholarship?

To support a female pursuing a non-traditional skilled trade postsecondary program at a New Brunswick College campus. There are 5 scholarships available each year.

Scholarship Value $1,000

A scholarship will be awarded each year to a female college student pursuing a non-traditional skilled trade. Payment will be subject to college campus withdrawal dates.

Application Deadline: September 15, 2023.

(Recipients will be contacted in late September / early October 2023)


Selection Process

  • Applications must contain all required documents to be considered (application form, proof of postsecondary acceptance and brief essay)
  • Each applicant will be evaluated on the quality of their essay.


  • You are a resident of NB
  • You have been accepted or waitlisted for an eligible program (*Please refer to eligible programs list).
  • You have answered the following questions in your essay:
    1. What inspired you to pursue a non-traditional skilled trade?
    2. How will this scholarship help ensure your success in your program?
    3. How do you envision your career path?

Eligible Programs:

Metal Processing Skilled Trades

  • CNC Machining
  • Machinist
  • Steel Fabrication
  • Welding
  • Metal Fabrication

Mobile Equipment Repair Skilled Trades

  • Agricultural Equipment Repair
  • Auto Body and Collision Technician
  • Automotive Service Technician
  • Heavy Equipment Service Technician
  • Heavy Equipment Operator
  • Marine Diesel Mechanics
  • Motorcycle Repair
  • Truck and Transport Service Technician

Building and Construction Skilled Trades

  • Bricklaying
  • Carpentry
  • Electrical: Construction
  • Electrical: Industrial
  • Fuels Technician
  • HVAC: Sheet Metal Fabrication
  • Industrial Mechanics
  • Mechanical Technician
  • Plumbing
  • Refrigeration and Air Conditioning Technician
  • Steamfitting/Pipefitting