Alberta Automotive Recyclers & Dismantlers Association

The Jack Cohen Continuing Education (CE) Fund is a heartfelt tribute to one of AARDA's founding members, Jack Cohen. Jack’s dedication and contributions significantly shaped our industry. We established this award in his memory after his passing in 2017 to continue his legacy by supporting the educational ambitions of our members' families.


This scholarship fund is expressly set aside for children of employees working with Direct Members of AARDA. Whether it's a college degree, an apprenticeship, or specialized training in their chosen field, this award aims to support the next step in their educational journey.

Application deadline

Please mark your calendars, as the application deadline is April 30th of the current year. There are no exceptions to this deadline.

How to apply

The process is straightforward. Applicants are required to complete a one-page essay as detailed in the Required documentation section of this page. You can email the essay to us or, if preferred, print and mail it to the following address:

AARDA—Jack Cohen CE Fund Application

5005 Dalhousie Dr. NW Unit 175

Calgary, AB T3A 5RH

Eligibility criteria

Applicants must be ready to enroll in a full-time post-secondary program at an accredited institution or begin a recognized apprenticeship or training program. A parent or guardian must be an actively employed member of a Direct Member company of AARDA for at least a year by the application deadline.

Please note that children of business owners or shareholders are not eligible for this award, with preference given to first-time applicants.

Required documentation

To complete your application, the following must be submitted to AARDA:

  • A verification letter from the AARDA Direct Member employer confirming the employment status and hire date of the applicant's parent or guardian.
  • A one-page essay written by the applicant regarding the program, apprentice, or training you chose, why you chose it, and why you should be selected for the Jack Cohen CE Fund award. Rest assured, your application is confidential and will be reviewed solely by the AARDA Award Committee.
  • Please include your full name and address, telephone number, email address, and your program’s start date with the essay.

Remember, whether you're applying online or via mail, all materials must be submitted by the April 30th deadline. We wish all applicants the best of luck and look forward to supporting the educational endeavours of our community's youth.

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