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ORBA accepting scholarship applications


April 15, 2016
By Andrew Macklin

April 15, 2016 – Ontario Road Builders’ Association (ORBA) is now accepting applications for its Civil Engineering and Civil Engineering Technology Scholarships, each valued at $2,000.00.

The Civil Engineering Scholarship is awarded to a student graduating from an Ontario high school and entering the first year of a Civil Engineering program at an Ontario university. The Civil Engineering Technology Scholarship is awarded to a student graduating from an Ontario high school and entering the first year of a Civil Engineering Technology or Technician program at an Ontario college or equivalent.

“These scholarships are an important investment in our industry”, commented Geoff Stephens, ORBA education committee co-chair. “We look forward to honouring two outstanding students who represent the future of the industry.”

Applicants are required to submit an essay describing why they are pursuing a post secondary engineering or engineering technology education and discussing their goals in pursuing a career in civil engineering/technology. Past work experience, particularly directly related to the civil construction or broader construction industry, is a key criterion. Involvement with special projects or volunteer activities that demonstrate a commitment to the applicant’s local community, school or charitable organization is heavily factored into the assessment along with reference letters from employers and recommendations from professors.

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Additional details and applications are available online at orba.org/scholarships. The submission deadline is May 31st.