Job Succession Scholarship

Objective

The Employment Services Centre launched this scholarship program to counter youth exodus from Prescott and Russell to large urban areas and to ensure workforce succession planning for high-demand trades and professions in our region.

The Centre will invest $250,000 from 2018 to 2022 in this scholarship program. The project will award 10 annual scholarships of $5,000 each to students attending Prescott and Russell high schools. The grant is payable in at least two instalments.

The scholarship is intended for high school graduates pursuing post-secondary studies. It provides them with financial incentives to return to the region for summer employment and at the end of their studies to practise their trade or profession. The program is in partnership with school boards operating in Prescott and Russell (Conseil des écoles publiques de l’est de l’Ontario, Conseil scolaire de district catholique de l’Est ontarien, Catholic District School Board of Eastern Ontario and Upper Canada District School Board).

Students may apply for a Job Succession Scholarship at their participating Prescott and Russell school during the predetermined time period and by following the established procedure.

Through this initiative, we are ensuring a qualified workforce for our local businesses while contributing to a sustainable economic development for our region.

2022 Edition

The application period for the Job Succession Scholarship, 2022 edition, will begin at the end of November 2021 and end on March 25, 2022. Again this year, the 12 Prescott and Russell high schools and the Education and Training Centers of Eastern Ontario are participating in the project. Local businesses are invited to contribute financially to the scholarship project.

The winners of the scholarships will be known in late spring. The 2022 edition will include 10 scholarships awarded by the Employment Services Centre. Additional scholarships could be added upon businesses' contribution to the project.

To be eligible, you need to: :

  • Be a Prescott-Russell resident
  • Obtain your OSSD in June
  • Plan on training in a profession or trade requiring post-secondary studies
  • Intend to return in Prescott-Russell to work once you have successfully completed your post-secondary studies
  • Complete and submit your application within the deadlines, and include a copy of your résumé and a proof of acceptance to a post-secondary study program

Job Succession Scholarship, 2021 Edition

The Job Succession Scholarship, 2021 edition, again included the 12 high schools in the Prescott and Russell territory and the Education and Training Centers of Eastern Ontario.

Thus, 11 scholarships were awarded this year to as many young high school graduates heading for post-secondary studies. The year 2021 will certainly have been a special year due to the pandemic. In order to make our young people shine, the Center has therefore decided to produce a video that presents them all to you, and that we invite you to watch and share.

Previous Editions

2020

The Job Succession Scholarship, 2020 edition, again included the 12 high schools in the Prescott and Russell territory and the Education and Training Centers of Eastern Ontario. For this edition, 2 succession builders have joined forces with the Center to each offer a scholarship: Desjardins and the Hawkesbury and District General Hospital.

Thus, 12 scholarships were awarded this year to as many young high school graduates heading for post-secondary studies. The year 2020 will certainly have been a special year due to the pandemic. The presentation of the winners and the granting of scholarships to our young graduates could not be done as usual through a press conference. In order to make our young people shine, the Center has therefore decided to produce a video that presents them all to you, and that we invite you to watch and share.

We wish to thank all succession builders and partners who believe in the potential of this younger generation.

Targeted Profession, trade

  • Nutrition
  • Accounting
  • Chemistry and education 
  • Veterinarians
  • Health Science and Rehabilitation
  • Physiotherapy
  • Automotive Mechanics
  • Police and Forensic Science
  • Political Science and Economics
  • Rehabilitation and Criminal Justice
  • Nursing
  • Social Sciences and Law