OTTAWA — Applications for the 2020 Richard McKeagan Scholarship Series are now being accepted by the Mechanical Contractors Association of Canada (MCAC).
The annual program is expected to award more than $14,000 in scholarships for students across Canada studying in mechanical contracting and mechanical engineering fields.
Named in honour of past-CEO Richard McKeagan, the scholarship series is supported by MCAC associate members and MCAC partners from across Canada who provide funding for the program. Since its launch in 2006, the scholarship series has awarded more than $50,000 to post-secondary students, a release indicates.
The application deadline for this year’s scholarships is Aug. 31.
The scholarship targets the mechanical field of study and has been broadened to include several new initiatives in addition to financial assistance, including scholarships specifically for women in the mechanical field.
Scholarships are available through the following MCAC Associate Members and MCA partners: Bradford White Canada, Federated Insurance, Masco/Delta, MCA Hamilton-Niagara, Reliance Worldwide, Uponor and the broader Associate Membership of MCA Canada, which funds a single MCAC Associate Member Scholarship.
“As the national voice of the mechanical contracting sector in Canada, we understand the importance of supporting the next generation of employees for our industry,” said Dave Holek, president and chair of MCAC, in a statement. “As the demands on our industry continue to evolve as we face new challenges, education will remain vital to our sector. This program allows us to connect with students and to support the important training taking place across Canada.”
More information about the Richard McKeagan Scholarship Series, as well as the online application form, can be found online at https://mcac.ca/our-programs/scholarships/.