We are again pleased to advise all Municipalities in Ontario of the Municipal Engineers Association (MEA) 2017 Bursary Awards Program to assist students with the 2017-2018 academic year at university. The value of each bursary is $1,500 and up to ten (10) children/dependents of municipal employees and Councilors entering a university engineering program will be selected from across the Province.
The MEA is a non-profit professional association representing the interests of municipal engineering through engineering and public works employees serving Ontario Municipalities. As such, the MEA values not only the contribution of their fellow municipal employees, but also the technical excellence of our future municipal employees and their sensitivity to community needs and their public communication skills. This is reflected in the following selection criteria:
Up to ten Bursary recipients will be selected from amongst all of Ontario's Secondary Schools.
The application process is described below:
1) Candidates must complete an application to the Municipal Engineers Association which includes the student's secondary school transcript, their curriculum vitae (which must include details of extracurricular activities and contributions to the community), and a 500 word essay on a topic of public interest related to municipal engineering or public works. This submission, in .pdf format, can be sent electronically to firstname.lastname@example.org. This year we are encouraging you to submit the application directly on the web page laid out below. This will ensure we receive all the relevant information in a timely fashion.
2) The bursary recipients shall be chosen by the Municipal Engineers Association based on a scoring of the written submissions received by April 9, 2017.
3) The essays and other material submitted for the bursary award above will be reviewed by a committee selected by the MEA, and all decisions of the committee are final
4) The monetary award in the form of a $1,500 cheque will be forwarded to the recipients (unless directed otherwise by the school) upon the completion of the judging and receipt of university confirmation of acceptance and evidence of student commitment to enter a university engineering program.
We appreciate the opportunity to work with the children of municipal employees to contribute to their academic studies to become engineers. If you require any additional information or have any questions, please feel free to contact Alan.email@example.com.
The application can be made online below, this document gives more details on the process and can be used to mail in an application.