University Engineering Award

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Value: $2,400
Annual Awards: one per Ontario University

One annual student award, valued at $2,400 per Ontario University, is available to be granted to a member of an employment equity target group (women, indigenous peoples (First Nations, Métis, and Inuit), disabled, visible minority)

  • This award is granted to a student who has completed one year and is currently in the second year of an Electrical, Computer, Mechanical, Chemical, Environmental or Nuclear Engineering Program
  • Requires strong oral and written communication skills
  • Demonstrated leadership skills
  • Provide proof of good academic standing (minimum B average)
  • Involved in extra-curricular activities, including volunteer work
  • Will not be receiving more than one other award of equal or greater value in his/her second year
  • Have submitted a completed nominee information package, which must include a brief 250-500 word overview of your qualifications/interest in the OPG University Engineering Award, along with other required attachments detailed below under process
  • Legally eligible to work in Canada upon graduation

* For Lakehead University the award recipient will be in the third year Technology program and continuing in the Engineering degree program.

  • The award recipient is nominated through the University’s internal awards selection process/program
  • Following nomination, the Awards Office provides written notification and a completed award nominee information package to Ontario Power Generation. The Award applicant/nominee information package must include the following items:
    • a letter of nomination/recommendation from the the Student Awards Office
    • a 250-500 word overview prepared by the nominee, highlighting their qualifications/interest in the OPG University Engineering Award
    • a copy of the nominees most recet official transcript
    • a copy of the nominees current resume, listing all work, volunteer and extra-curricular activities (full-time and part-time)
  • Following acceptance of the nominee, Ontario Power Generation provides the Student Awards Office with a letter of congratulations to the award recipient, along with the accompanying award cheque to be presented to the recipient at the University’s Student Awards Ceremony
For an Electronic Copy of this Information

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