Sustainability scholarships for Ontario Tech students in Oshawa

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Published August 24, 2021 at 9:54 am

The Hamilton Oshawa Port Authority (HOPA) is giving a leg up to Oshawa university students with an annual scholarship in sustainability.

Full time undergrads who are pursuing a Sustainability Minor at Ontario Tech University can now apply for a new $2,500 scholarship, thanks to a $15,000 donation from HOPA.

The HOPA Ports Sustainability Award will be given annually to two students with a minor in Sustainability Studies and a minimum 3.5 GPA. The first two recipients will be determined next month.

“Our reputation as a responsible port steward has been built on decisions that we make to support social, environmental and economic sustainability, in all of our communities of operation,” said HOPA Public Affairs Director Larissa Fenn. “We look forward to supporting the future sustainability leaders of Oshawa and Durham Region.”

Scholarship applicants can be in any year of their undergrad, but they must be registered for a full-time course load in any of the following faculties: Business & IT, Engineering & Applied Science, Health Sciences, Social Science, Education or Energy Systems and Nuclear Science.

HOPA’s donation is also eligible for a match through Ontario Tech University’s Board of Governors’ Matching Fund, helping the funds go further.

HOPA’s mission is to create and lead an integrated port network on the Great Lakes, by connecting working waterfront properties in Oshawa, Hamilton and Niagara.

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