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MCAC’s Richard McKeagan Scholarship Series provides $25,000 for youth

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MCAC’s Richard McKeagan Scholarship Series provides $25,000 for youth

OTTAWA – Almost $25,000 in financial assistance had been awarded to students across the country as part of the 2023 Mechanical Contractors Association of Canada’s (MCAC) annual Richard McKeagan Scholarship Series.

The series, named in honour of past-CEO Richard McKeagan and launched in 2006, is supported by MCAC associate members and MCA partners from across Canada who provide the funding for the program and the various scholarships offered. Over the years, the series has awarded more than $125,000 to post-secondary students.

In addition to students in the mechanical field of study, scholarships are also offered to include several new categories, including sustainable development, women in the mechanical field and Indigenous students, states a release.

The following students received scholarship funding:

  • Bradford White Canada Scholarship – Kyle Champaign
  • Equipco Ltd. Scholarship – Meghan Fletcher
  • Federated Insurance Scholarship – Luca DeChellis
  • Masco/ Delta Scholarship – Meghan Fletcher
  • MCA Hamilton / Niagara Scholarship – Dasia Morris
  • MCAC Women in Mechanical Contracting – Dasia Morris
  • MCAC Associate Member Scholarship – Caitlin Cho
  • Sustainable Vision for Design Award Scholarship by Mitsubishi Electric and Heating – Caitlin Cho
  • J. (Bob) Evans Memorial Scholarship – Corey Mueller
  • Richard “Dick” Palser Memorial Scholarship – Luca DeChellis
  • RWC Canada’s Michael Williams Scholarship – Megan Fletcher, Dasia Morris
  • Taco Comfort Solutions Scholarship – Caitlin Cho, Luca DeChellis
  • Uponor Scholarship – Megan Fletcher, Dasia Morris, Brooke Carbino, Angel Tran, Caitlin Cho
  • Watts Water Technology Scholarship – Dasia Morris

“Our industry, like many others across Canada, is actively looking at how we recruit the next generation of leaders for our sector,” said Charlie Webb, president and chair of the MCAC, in a statement. “Programs such as the Richard McKeagan Scholarship Series provide a way to support those potential entrants, and ultimately give exposure to the fantastic careers available in mechanical contracting.”

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