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Canadian Engineering Memorial Foundation Graduate Scholarships

Jan 31, 2014

The Canadian Engineering Memorial Foundation was formed and incorporated in 1990 following the events in Montreal at École Polytechnique that resulted in the death of 14 young women ending their contributions to Canadian society. The initiative to establish CEMF was taken by Claudette MacKay–Lassonde, P.Eng., then President of the Professional Engineers of Ontario, together with a number of other concerned female engineers. CEMF is led by a group of prominent members of Canada's engineering and business communities and is funded entirely through donations from individual engineers, corporations, engineering faculties and the public. Edward Jones manages the financial portfolio which provides interest income used to support engineering scholarships, awards and activities. Each year the Foundation grants scholarships to outstanding female engineering students at the undergraduate and graduate levels of study. An increasing number of these scholarships are funded by Canadian Corporations who support our goals and objectives.

The Vale Masters in Engineering Scholarship is a $10,000 scholarship provided to a woman pursuing he Master's degree with a vested interest in mining and metallurgical engineering. Applicants must either have an engineering undergraduate degree from an accredited program in Canada, or be a P.Eng., or be registered as an Engineer-in-Training with a provincial regulating body. The scholarship comes with an opportunity to attend the CEMF Networking an Award Event this spring in St. John, New Brunswick, and a possible summer internship. The deadline to apply is January 31, 2014. Further information and the application can be found here: www.cemf.ca/VIMasters.html.

The Claudette McKay–Lassonde Scholarship is CEMF's most prestigious scholarship, valued at $15,000. This scholarship is offered to a woman who is a leader in her community, is involved in research and teaching, and is enrolled full–time in a graduate engineering program at the PhD level. Applicants must either have an engineering undergraduate degree from an accredited program in Canada, or be a P.Eng., or be registered as an Engineer–in–Training with a provincial regulating body. The deadline to apply is January 31, 2014. Further information and the application can be found here: www.cemf.ca/ClaudetteML.html.


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