TORONTO, June 21, 2017 /CNW/ - Today, in celebration of National Aboriginal Day, Hydro One recognized 14 outstanding students selected for the Leonard S. (Tony) Mandamin Scholarship. The scholarship, named in recognition of the Honourable Justice Leonard S. (Tony) Mandamin, is granted annually to First Nations, Métis and Inuit post-secondary students.
"Our scholarship winners not only exceed in academic excellence but also in their commitment to supporting their communities which is important to recognize," said Derek Chum, Vice President of Indigenous Relations, Hydro One. "The Leonard S. (Tony) Mandamin Scholarship is one of the ways Hydro One supports and encourages students to stay in school and explore opportunities within the electricity industry."
This year's scholarship recipients are:
- Robert Young, Métis, Business Administration, York University
- Trevor McQuillan, Métis, Bachelors of Art with Majors in Economics and Mathematics and a minor in Computer Science, Laurentian University
- Christine Gilliard, Métis, Electrical Engineering Technologist, Georgian College
- Samantha Pruden, Métis, Business Commerce, University of Ontario Institute of Technology
- Janet LaVoie, Métis, Business Admin, Lambton College
- Mckayla Tate, Métis, Biomedical Engineering, Guelph University
- Kylea Smart, Mohawk, Business Admin HR, Loyalist College
- Benjamin Robitaille, Métis, Science in Forestry, Lakehead University
- Thomas Morningstar, Ojibwe, Indigenous Education, Fleming College
- Skylar Manitowabi, Anishinaabe-Odawa, Construction Engineering Technician Program, Algonquin College
- Thomas Turcotte, Métis, Computer Programmer, Sault College
- Trysten Thompson, Mohawk, Business Marketing, Algonquin College
- Rhode Thomas, Haudenosaunee (Cayuga), Ojibwe, Business Administration,
- Amira Gill, Inuk, Civil Engineering, Queen's University
Each year, up to 15 scholarships are available to students enrolled in electricity related programs. Scholarship recipients are granted a financial award in the amount of $5,000 and those eligible may have an opportunity to complete a paid developmental work term with Hydro One. Interested students can visit http://www.hydroone.com/Careers/NewGrads/Awards to learn more and apply.
About Hydro One Inc.:
Hydro One Inc. is a fully owned subsidiary of Hydro One Limited, Ontario's largest electricity transmission and distribution provider with more than 1.3 million valued customers, $24.8 billion in assets and revenues of over $6.5 billion. Our team of 5,500 skilled and dedicated employees proudly and safely serves suburban, rural and remote communities across Ontario through our 30,000 circuit km high-voltage transmission and 123,000 circuit km primary distribution networks. Hydro One is committed to the communities we serve, and has been rated as the top utility in Canada for its corporate citizenship, sustainability, and diversity initiatives. We are one of only four utility companies in Canada to achieve the Sustainable Energy Company designation from the Canadian Electrical Association. We also provide advanced broadband telecommunications services on a wholesale basis utilizing our extensive fibre optic network. Hydro One's common shares are listed on the Toronto Stock Exchange (TSX: H). For more information about everything Hydro One, please visit www.HydroOne.com.
SOURCE Hydro One Inc.