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Scholarship Overview

In recognition of the extraordinary contributions of community leaders at McElhanney, this scholarship is designed to recognize community leaders in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) while upholding our commitment to caring for our local communities. The ideal candidate has demonstrated strong community leadership within their local or post-secondary community and has a passion for STEM career that applies to McElhanney.

Applications for McElhanney’s Community Leadership Scholarship are open from
September 5th, 2023 to November 3rd, 2023.

Selected recipients interested in completing an education program in STEM (see applicable programs below) are awarded up to $5,000 to use toward tuition, textbooks, supplies, and living expenses (on-campus accommodations).

Candidates are also encouraged to apply for opportunities to join McElhanney as a co-op student or new graduate during our regular recruitment cycles (winter, summer, and fall), which will be advertised on McElhanney’s website and via most post-secondary institutions’ co-op communications.

Step 1: Select Your Career Path

Hands-on career training will be available through full-time or co-op opportunities, and reserved for individuals interested in one or more of the following current career paths. In your application, please select your career path of interest. If you have more than one career path of interest, please rank them from most to least interested.

Geomatics Engineering


Geotechnical Engineering

Structural Engineering

Electrical Engineering

Environmental Sciences
& Engineering

GIS & Remote Sensing


Landscape Architecture

Other Associated
Technology Disciplines

The career path you select should be aligned with the current education program you are enrolled in.

For more information on McElhanney services in these areas, visit:

Step 2: Confirm Your Eligibility

To qualify for this scholarship, please ensure you meet the following criteria:
  1. You are passionate about participating in and promoting community leadership in STEM.
  2. You have displayed community leadership, involvement in industry, and / or commitment to high academic achievement.
  3. You are enrolled in a diploma or degree program and have completed at least 1 year of post-secondary education at an accredited Canadian institution in one of the mentioned career paths.

Step 3: Application Instructions

 A complete application must be submitted on or before November 3rd, 2023, and include the following documents to receive consideration: 

  1. A resume that summarizes your experience. 
  2. A cover letter including a personal statement of 1-2 pages that addresses the following questions:
    • Describe how you have shown dedication to solving a problem within your community. What was the vision and the outcome of your efforts? How did this experience help shape your opinions of the importance of community leadership?
    • What has motivated you to be an advocate for change?
    • Why should you be selected as the recipient of this scholarship?
    • How would this scholarship support your career plans?

When answering these questions, you may wish to consider how your studies or future work in STEM will contribute to improving your community leadership skills in STEM and provide us with any other information you feel elevates your qualities as a candidate.

What We Offer

As the recipient of McElhanney’s Community Leadership Scholarship, you will receive:  

Financial Support:

This scholarship offers up to $5,000 for tuition, textbooks, supplies, and living expenses (on-campus accommodations).


Industry Mentorship Opportunity:

Be paired with a McElhanney industry professional who will support you in achieving your professional goals. Together, you will discuss training, coaching, or career aspirations of interest to you.

Co-op Opportunity

Co-op / Internship Opportunity:

You will be awarded a paid co-op / internship that aligns with your career plans and McElhanney’s hiring needs. All scholarship applicants will be considered for current and upcoming McElhanney career opportunities. In addition, all applicants are strongly encouraged to apply to any opportunities directly at



We will share your efforts and accomplishments on McElhanney’s website and social media channels (great for your resume or portfolio).

McElhanney is committed to fostering a culture of diversity, equity, and inclusion that celebrates the successes of a team diverse in expertise, experiences, and perspectives. We encourage and are pleased to consider all qualified candidates, welcoming all ethnicities, religions, colours, sex, sexual orientations, gender identities, Aboriginal status, age, or people with disabilities. Requests for accommodation can be made at any stage of the selection process.