With 12 scholarships, more professional development opportunities and a new scholarship partner, the Canadian Engineering Memorial Foundation (CEMF) is launching its 2014 program with unprecedented opportunities for women in engineering.
Under the leadership of newly-elected president Deborah Wolfe, P.Eng., CEMF is working with stakeholder groups on initiatives promoting women in engineering, educating students about the role of licensure and regulation, and developing more professional development opportunities to CEMF ambassadors and scholarship recipients.
All scholarship recipients are selected based on their proven leadership capabilities, extracurricular activities and ability to serve as an ambassador for CEMF and the profession in memory of the 14 women killed on December 6, 1989.
For full-time undergraduate students:
- The CEMF Engineering Ambassador Scholarships are valued at $5,000. One scholarship is provided in the five regions of B.C., Prairies, Ontario, Quebec and the Atlantic.
- The Dillon Undergraduate Engineering Scholarship was launched in 2013. Valued at $5,000, the scholarship comes with a possible summer internship.
- NEW! The Allstream ICT Engineering Scholarship will be awarded to a woman with a vested interest in information and communication technology. The $5,000 scholarship comes with an opportunity to attend the CEMF Networking and Award Event this spring in St. John, NB.
- The Vale Undergraduate Engineering Scholarships are sponsored by Vale, a CEMF partner for over 20 years. Three $10,000 scholarships are provided to women with a vested interest in mining and metallurgical engineering. The scholarships come with an opportunity to attend the CEMF Networking and Award Event this spring in St. John, NB, and a possible summer internship.
For full-time graduate students:
- The Vale Masters in Engineering Scholarship is a $10,000 scholarship provided to a woman pursuing her master’s degree with a vested interest in mining and metallurgical engineering. The scholarship comes with an opportunity to attend the CEMF Networking and Award Event this spring in St. John, New Brunswick, and a possible summer internship.
- The Claudette MacKay-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.