The eight students selected for the Leonard S. (Tony) Mandamin Scholarship will receive a $5,000 award and are offered a work term with Hydro One, an energy company in Ontario, Canada.
“The Leonard S. (Tony) Mandamin Scholarship helps to encourage First Nations, Métis and Inuit students to consider a career within the electricity sector,” said Judy McKellar, Vice-President, People and Culture.
The scholarship was created this year in recognition of the Honourable Justice Leonard S. (Tony) Mandamin, one of the first electrical engineering graduates in Ontario of First Nations ancestry. Mandamin, of Anishnawbe ancestry, was born in 1944 and is a member of the Wikwemikong Unceded Indian Reserve on Manitoulin Island. He started his legal career in Alberta in 1983. In 2007, he was appointed a Judge of the Federal Court and ex-officio member of the Federal Court of Appeal, and a Judge of the Court Marital Appeal Court of Canada.
This year’s recipients include:
Taylor Attwood, Métis, Mechanical Engineering Technology—Conestoga College
Jarett Carter, Saugeen First Nation, Power Engineering Technology—Georgian College
Shane Flamand, Wikwemikong Unceded Indian Reserve, Electrical Engineering Technologist—Cambrian College
Summer Wawia, Kiashke Zaaging Anishinaabek, Business Human Resources—Confederation College
Trevor Pelletier, Dokis First Nation, Electrical Engineering Technician—Georgian College
John Jonassen, Wabigoon Lake Ojibway Nation, Civil Engineering—Lakehead University
Katie-Lynn Boulard, Métis, Electrical Engineering Technician—Northern College
Taylor Tabobondung, Wasauksing First Nation, Conservation Biology and Environmental Science—University of Toronto.
Every year up to 15 scholarships will be available, which includes the $5,000 financial award and the opportunity for a work term at Hydro One.
Applications to apply for the 2015 round of scholarships are due by December 31, 2014. Apply online at HydroOne.com.