Canadian women from across Canada are being invited to apply or two new annual scholarships from AMEC.
Amec has partnered with the Canadian Engineering Memorial Foundation (CEMF) 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, AMEC is ensuring the graduate women will have the opportunity to gain valuable work experience by offering the Masters scholarship recipients summer employment.
.”The AMEC scholarships create opportunities from women in engineering. It’s about investing in their future and helping them fulfill their aspirations to become leaders in their field,” says Michael Jolliffe, Vice President, Government Relations and Communications, AMEC. “We want to attract high caliber 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.”
These new scholarships will be awarded based on leadership, extracurricular activities and the applicant’s dedication to encouraging more women to enter engineering, rather than academic performance.
Criteria and guidelines are now posted at www.cemf.ca or by calling 1-866-883-2363 for those wanting to apply for the scholarships.
Deadline for applications is October 20, 2006. All applications must be postmarked no later than October 20 to be accepted.
CEMF was founded in 1990 to develop scholarship and award programs encouraging women to choose a career in engineering and to honour of the memory of the 14 women at cole Polytechnique whose contributions to Canada ended on December 6, 1989.