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University Engineering Award

University Engineering Award

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Value: $2,400
Annual Awards: one per Ontario university

One annual student award, valued at $2,400 per Ontario University, offered to a qualified student and a member of an employment equity target group (women, Indigenous people (First Nations, Métis, and Inuit), persons with disabilities, or members of visible minorities.

Eligibility Criteria

This award is granted to a student currently enrolled full-time in second year of an electrical, computer, mechanical, chemical, environmental or nuclear engineering program.

Applicants must:

  • have strong oral and written communication skills;
  • demonstrate leadership skills;
  • provide proof of good academic standing (minimum B average);
  • be involved in extra-curricular activities, including volunteer work;
  • submit a completed Applicant/Nominee Information Package (see below under 'Process');
  • be legally eligible to work in Canada upon graduation; and
  • receive no more than one other award of equal or greater value in his/her second year.

* For Lakehead University the award recipient will be in the third year Technology program and continuing in the Engineering degree program.


  • The award recipient is nominated through the University’s internal awards selection process/program.
  • Following nomination, the Student Awards Office provides written notification and a completed Applicant/Nominee Information Package to OPG. This package must include:
    • a letter of nomination/recommendation from the Student Awards Office;
    • a 250-500 word overview prepared by the nominee, highlighting their qualifications/interest in the OPG University Engineering Award;
    • a copy of the nominee's most recent official transcript; and
    • a copy of the nominee's current resume, listing all work, volunteer and extra-curricular activities (full-time and part-time).
  • Following acceptance of the nominee, OPG provides the Student Awards Office with a letter of congratulations to the award recipient, along with the accompanying award cheque to be presented to the recipient at the University’s Student Awards Ceremony.