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Specialist High Skills Major (SHSM) Scholarship

At Trent University, we value and encourage the unique skills and interests of our students. To recognize the focus and dedication that goes in to completing a Specialist High Skills Major, Trent University is offering a SHSM scholarship valued at $2000.

How to Apply

If you have completed a Specialist High Skills Major as part of your Ontario Secondary School Diploma you can apply for this scholarship through your myTrent portal by answering this question:

How did your Specialist High Skills Major help prepare you for Trent University?

In 1000 words or less, explain how completing a SHSM will help you to be successful as you pursue your degree.

The deadline to apply is Friday, June 30, 2019.


A committee will review the applications and select a recipient based on the responses to the question.

The SHSM Scholarship will be applied to the recipient’s student account by August 3rd, 2019. This Scholarship can be combined with other Trent University Scholarships.

To Be Eligible

  • You must receive the Specialist High Skills Major seal on your secondary school diploma.
  • You must be a new incoming student directly from high school.
  • You must be registered full-time for the 2019-2020 academic year at Trent University in Peterborough or Durham.
  • The SHSM scholarship is non-refundable and non-transferrable and cannot be deferred to a different year.