September 2006 ISSUE


Memorial Foundation Offers New Scholarships

Canadian women are being invited to apply now for two new annual scholarships from AMEC — but they need to act fast. AMEC has partnered with the Canadian Engineering Memorial Foundation to provide the two scholarships for women in engineering beginning this fall.

AMEC is funding the new $10,000 AMEC Masters Scholarship in Engineering and the new $5,000 undergraduate AMEC Scholarship in Engineering for Aboriginal Women. As well, to ensure the graduate women have the opportunity to gain valuable work experience, AMEC is offering the master’s scholarship recipients summer employment.

Deadline for applications is Oct. 20 — all applications must be postmarked no later than that date to be accepted.

“The AMEC scholarships create opportunities for women in engineering. They’re about investing in their future and helping women fulfill their aspirations to become leaders in their fields,” says Michael Jolliffe, AMEC’s vice-president, government relations and communications.

“We want to attract high-calibre women engineering students to apply, and use this financial support and summer job opportunity to pursue a career in engineering. Everything is set up and ready to go — we are now ready to move to the next stage of the scholarship process, which is reviewing applications.”

The new scholarships will be awarded based on leadership, extracurricular activities and the applicant’s dedication to encouraging more women to enter engineering, rather than on academic performance.

“We encourage all universities, WISE clubs, provincial associations and others who are in contact with female engineering students to promote these scholarships to young women,” says Dr. Suzelle Barrington, ing., foundation president. “Our scholarship winners are recognized as leaders across Canada and are provided with great networking opportunities, job experience and financial support.”

The Canadian Engineering Memorial Foundation now offers 10 scholarships at the graduate and undergraduate levels for women in engineering. It was founded in 1990 to develop scholarship and award programs to encourage women to choose a career in engineering — as well as honour the memory of the 14 women at École Polytechnique whose contributions to Canada ended on Dec. 6, 1989.

AMEC, an APEGGA permit-holder, is an international project management and services company employing more than 20,000 people. They work from a network of offices throughout the U.K., the U.S. and Canada, as well as regional offices and projects worldwide.

More info

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