Ethan Birman Memorial Trades Scholarship
Ethan Birman, was a beloved son, brother, grandson, nephew, cousin, and friend who unexpectedly passed away on Saturday, April 8, 2023, at the age of 21 following a tragic vehicle accident.
From a young age, Ethan knew he wanted to be in the trades industry. He started his training as an auto mechanic in grade 11 through a full-time coop program and then went to Boreal College in Sudbury in grade 12 to pursue his level 1 Heavy-Duty machinery mechanic through the Ontario Youth Apprenticeship Program (OYAP). He entered the job market at the young age of 17, where he worked as a Heavy-Duty machinery mechanic for several years. Through this, he discovered that he had an even bigger passion for operating and not simply fixing Heavy-Duty machines. He spent the past few years working his way up to a Level 2 Operator, while also securing his AZ license. He loved being an Operator and was looking forward to transitioning from the loader to the shovel.
With his passing, Ethan’s family decided to create a scholarship fund in his memory. The family’s intention is to provide financial support to young individuals following their dreams of pursuing a career in trades, as Ethan did. In doing so, Ethan will be commemorated within his community – a community Ethan was deeply proud to be part of and that held great importance to him in becoming the young man that he was.
To support its continued growth, click HERE to further donate to the Ethan Birman Memorial Trades Sholarship fund. Considering that the YSB Foundation is a registered charity (#84053 4853 RR0001), tax receipts will be provided.
The Ethan Birman Memorial Trades Scholarship is to assist young individuals in achieving their personal development goals and/or career goals in the Trades industry. Two recipients per year will be awarded a one-time scholarship: one at $1,000 and one at $500.
We encourage you to apply!
• Ottawa resident
• Educational and vocational goals related to the trades field
• Applicants must be enrolled or planning to enroll in a recognized post-secondary institution, and/or vocational/interest course, and/or related activity within the Trades sector.
Selection Procedure: A Selection Committee convened by Ethan’s family will review all applications and select the scholarship recipients.
Click Here to download the application form.
Mail or email (only in pdf format) the completed and signed Application Form to:
c/o Scholarship Committee
2675 Queensview Drive
Ottawa, ON K2B 8K
Deadline: Applications are due by May 31st, 2024.