Electro-Federation Canada (EFC) is pleased to accept applications for the 2013 EFC Scholarship Foundation program. Each year, the EFC Scholarship Foundation provides Canadian post-secondary students with funding support for their education.
35 scholarships are available supported by organizations in the electrical and consumer electronics sectors to assist bright Canadian university and college students achieve their career objectives.
Supporting students for 18 years, the EFC Foundation Scholarship Program encourages Canadian youth to pursue a career in the electrical, electronics, and telecommunications industries. To date, EFC has invested over $600,000 in the post-secondary technical training and education. “The industry is challenged with recruiting talent and meeting succession planning needs. The Scholarship Foundation is focused on improving the availability of talent for its member companies and on creating awareness of the career opportunities within its flourishing industry. It is a conduit to support students and upon graduation from Canadian institutions these students can quickly be choosing lucrative careers in some of Canada’s best managed companies and global powerhouses”, said Tim Horsman, 2013 Chair, EFC Foundation and President, E.B. Horsman & Son.
The EFC Foundation Scholarships are awarded to post-secondary students studying in an electrical or electronics concentration including electrical apprenticeship, electrical engineering technology, electrical technician, electrical engineering, supply chain management or business administration. Scholarships are also awarded on the basis of academic achievement, areas of study, leadership, and career interests.
Please see the 2012 Scholarship Recipients
Affiliated Distributors, Electrical Industry Scholarship -$3,500 – Jonah Tremblay- University of New Brunswick – Electrical Engineering-
Aztec Electrical Supply Inc. Scholarship Award -$3,500 - Peter Hauguth -Algonquin College- Electrical Engineering Technology
Burndy Canada Inc. Academic Achievement Award -$3,500- Joseph Yumo- Southern Alberta Institute of Technology- Electrical Engineering Technician
Cooper Industries Scholarship Award -$3,500- Taylor Drummond- Holland College- Industrial Electrical Technician
Eaton Award of Academic Excellence -$3,500- William Paish -Medicine Hat College- Electrician
GE Canada Community Leadership Award -$3,500- Michael Kakulphimp- University of Victoria- Electrical Engineering
Gerrie Electrical Memorial Scholarship Awards- 2 x $1,750
Dane Shumak- Trent University- Bachelor of Business Administration
Nikola Repar- Conestoga College- Business & Management
Graybar Canada Award of Excellence Scholarship -$3,500- Gregory Bridges- University of Northern -British Columbia Environmental Engineering
Hoffman Enclosures Scholarship Award -$3,500 -Michael Wilson- University of Victoria- Commerce
HPS Outstanding Electrical Scholars Award -$3,500 -Carolyne Gagnon Concordia University & Ecole Polytechnique -Electrical Engineering
Hubbell Canada LP Sustainability Leadership Award -$3,500 -Bret Nestor- University of British Columbia -Engineering
I-Gard Corporation Student Merit Award -$5,000 -Alison Ma- University of Toronto Electrical- Engineering
Leviton Manufacturing Academic Excellence Award -$3,500 Jonathan Bouchard - Universite de Sherbrooke- Bachelor of Engineering
OSRAM SYLVANIA Scholastic Achievement Award -$3,500 -Alexandre Apanovitch- Western University (Ivey School of Business)- Business Administration
Philips Lighting Continuing Education Award -$3,500 -Glyn Holmes- Brock University- Business Administration
RABC Future Leader in Radiocommunications Award -$3,500 -Bridget King -University of Waterloo -Business
Rexel Canada Electrical Inc. Employee Scholarship Awards (2 x $1,750)
Dillon Campagna -McMaster University- Accounting
Andrew McDonald- University of Waterloo- Mechanical Engineering
Samsung Award for Academic Excellence Achievement -$3,500-Melanie Johnson -NSCC, Kingstec -Business Administration
Schneider Electric Student Merit Award -$5,000 -Stephanie Hladik- University of Calgary- Electrical Engineering
Siemens Canada Academic Achievement Awards -$3,500 (x2)
Chad Baker- College of North Atlantic- Engineering Technology
Ian Colwell -University of New Brunswick- Electrical Engineering
Standard Recognition of Excellence Award -$3,500 –Alexandre Deslongchamps- University of New Brunswick -Business Administration
Thomas & Betts Scholarship Award -$3.500 -Matthew Morelli -Ryerson University- Electrical Engineering
Vaughan Student Achievement Award -$3,500 Mike Long -Nova Scotia Community College- Electronic Engineering Technician
WESCO Student Achievement Award -$3,500 -Danni Luo- University of Waterloo- Electrical Engineering
EFC College Scholarship -$1,000
Rachel Hamelin- Cambrian College Business Administration -Accounting
Stephen Ferguson- Georgian College -Business Administration
Jenna Bartram -Assiniboine Community College- Business Administration
Nicholas Hannan- Conestoga College- Electrical Engineering Technician
Benjamin Wilkinson -Conestoga College- Energy Systems Engineering
Lee Bissonnette -Lambton College Power- Engineering Techology
EFC University Scholarship- $1,000*
Mark Tsou – University of Waterloo- Bachelors of Environmental Studies
Trevor Towstego -Queen’s University- Engineering
Conor McCullough -University of New Brunswick – Bachelor of Science, Computer Engineering
Brittany Brander -University of Calgary- Communications
Ashley Dalrymple- University of Alberta- Engineering
Muhammed Kazim Ali- University of Toronto- Electrical Engineering
CEMRA Academic Leadership Award -$2,500 -Joseph Yumo- Southern Alberta Institute of Technology Electrical – Engineering Technician
Bob Dyer/OEL Apprentice Scholarship -$500
Dave Martin- Durham College- Electrician Apprentice
Richard Carrigan -Durham College- Electrician Apprentice
Stephen Foster -Durham College- Electrician Apprentice
Geoff Ruggiero -Algonquin College- Electrician Apprentice
Tyler Reeve -Conestoga College- Electrician Apprentice
*EFC Scholarship Supporters ($1,000) - Brews Supply. Delta Transformers, EFC, IPEX Inc., Juno Lighting, Legrand, MC Commercial Inc. (Mabe), S&C Electric Canada Ltd. Shawflex, Sonepar Canada, Techspan, Underwriters Laboratory of Canada. Donors ($500) - BRK Fire Safety, Electrical Wholesalers
Click here to view message from Elaine Gerrie, Chair EFC Foundation. The EFC Scholarship Foundation thanks Electrical Business, 2012 Media Sponsor, for this video production.
View our Brochure listing all 2012 Scholarships-
See below for the list of organizations offering 2012 scholarships
The EFC Scholarship Foundation 2012 Program has generous support from the following partners
Individual- $3,500 +
Aztec Electrical Supply Inc.
Burndy Canada Inc.
General Electric Lighting
Gerrie Electric Wholesale Limited
Hammond Power Solutions
Hoffman Enclosures Inc.
Hubbell Canada LP
Leviton Manufacturing Company Inc.
OSRAM SYLVANIA LTD.
Radio Advisory Board of Canada
Philips Lighting Ltd.
Samsung Electronics Canada Inc.
Schneider Electric Canada Inc.
Siemens Canada Limited
Standard Products Inc.
Thomas & Betts Limited
WESCO Distribution Canada LP
Brews Supply Limited
Legrand Canada Inc
MC Commercial Inc
Sonepar Canada Inc.
Techspan Industries Inc.
Underwriters Laboratories of Canada
BRK Fire Safety
Ontario Electrical League
Media Sponsor- Electrical Business Magazine
Check out video- http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=im4tiYk9vZg&feature=player_embedded Stay tuned for details on when you can apply for a scholarship-
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