Canadian Engineering Memorial Foundation Announcement:
New Anniversary Scholarship added to already extensive 2010 program
Another Canadian woman will have her dream of becoming an engineer supported by a prestigious scholarship thanks to the Canadian Engineering Memorial Foundation.
In recognition of 20 years of providing engineering scholarships to Canadian women studying engineering, a $10,000 undergraduate engineering scholarship is being offered in 2010. The winner will serve as a mentor to other young women, encouraging them to also pursue careers in engineering. Like all CEMF scholarships, this unique award is not based on academic achievement but rather winners are selected based on leadership qualities, involvement in volunteer work and services, and participation in extracurricular activities.
This new scholarship brings the total to 13 scholarships offered by the Foundation for women in engineering at the undergraduate, master’s and PhD levels for this year.
Undergraduates are invited to apply for one of five $5,000 CEMF Undergraduate Engineering Scholarships (one scholarship given in each region of Canada; Atlantic, Quebec, Ontario, Prairies and British Columbia);one of three $10,000 Vale Inco Undergraduate Engineering Scholarships: the $5,000 AMEC Aboriginal Undergraduate Engineering Scholarship offered to a Canadian Aboriginal woman studying engineering in an accredited program; or the new $10,000 CEMF 20th Anniversary National Scholarship for Women in Engineering.
At the master’s level, Vale Inco has partnered once again with the Foundation to offer a $10,000 Vale Inco Master’s Engineering Scholarship. Likewise, AMEC remains a strong CEMF partner and is also providing a $10,000 AMEC Master’s Engineering Scholarship – both of these scholarships are open to women studying in any field of engineering and may provide a summer job opportunity.
The prestigious $15,000 Claudette MacKay-Lassonde Scholarship is offered to a woman who has acted as a leader in her community, who has dedicated her time and energy to promoting engineering as a career to young people, who is involved in research and teaching and who is enrolled full-time in a graduate engineering program at the PhD level.
Scholarship informational packages and posters will be sent to all universities, Deans, engineering organizations and clubs, WISE organizations, provincial associations and other stakeholders. Please contact CEMF if you wish to receive a package.
All applications and criteria are available now online at www.cemf.ca. Deadline for application is January 15, 2010.