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Scholarship Overview

In recognition of the contributions of people who identify as women at McElhanney, this scholarship is designed to inspire and celebrate future leaders in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) while upholding our unwavering commitment to creating opportunities where women have equal opportunity to grow their careers. The ideal candidate has demonstrated strong leadership within their community and has a passion for a career in STEM that applies to McElhanney.

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

Applications for McElhanney’s Women in STEM Scholarship will open from September 12, 2022, to October 28, 2022.

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.

What We Offer

As the recipient of McElhanney’s Women In STEM 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).

How to Apply

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 career paths. In your application, please select your current 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
Technologist Disciplines

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

Step 2: Confirm Your Eligibility

To qualify for this scholarship, please ensure you meet the following criteria:
  1. You identify as a woman or are an ally to women in STEM
  2. You have a passion for advancing and promoting equal opportunity for women in STEM
  3. You are enrolled in a diploma or degree program and have completed at least one year of post-secondary education at an accredited Canadian institution that is in one of the mentioned career paths
  4. You have displayed community leadership, continued involvement in industry, or commitment to academics
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Submit Your Application

A complete application must be submitted on or before October 28, 2022, including 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:
    • How have you advanced equity in your field (through research, volunteerism, mentorship, or other leadership activities)?
    • What are some of the personal experiences or initiatives that have influenced your thinking around advancing equity in STEM?
    • 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 equity in STEM, and provide us with any other information you feel elevates your qualities as a candidate.

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, colour, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, aboriginal status, age, or people with disabilities. Requests for accommodations can be made at any stage of the selection process.