Brooke Morrow and Jordon Jensen are among students who will receive a $ 10,000 scholarship and an opportunity to complete a paid work term at Hydro One
Today, to mark National Indigenous Peoples Day, Hydro One announced the 2022 recipients of the Leonard S. (Tony) Mandamin Scholarship.
A group of 20 Indigenous students from Ontario – including two from Rama First Nation – who are enrolled in a recognized university or college program have been selected to each receive $ 10,000 and an opportunity to complete a paid work term at Hydro One. The scholarship is named after the Honorable Justice Leonard S. Tony Mandamin, one of the first Indigenous electrical engineering graduates in Ontario.
“Hydro One is committed to meaningful progress along the pathway to Reconciliation, ensuring Indigenous representation at Hydro One and building new partnerships for training, community initiatives and economic development,” said Penny Favel, Vice President, Indigenous Relations, Hydro One. “We congratulate these Indigenous leaders for their achievements and celebrate the bright futures ahead of them.”
The Leonard S. (Tony) Mandamin Scholarship is part of Hydro One’s commitment to advance meaningful action on Reconciliation which includes building a workforce that is reflective of the diverse communities found across Ontario. This includes increasing the number of Indigenous employees at Hydro One by creating education and employment opportunities for future generations.
This year’s Leonard S. (Tony) Mandamin Scholarship recipients includes:
- Alina Lariviere from Nipissing First Nation, Business, York University
- Alycia Wabegijig from Six Nations of the Grand River, Marketing & Communications, Mohawk College
- Brooke Morrow from Chippewas of Rama First Nation, Indigenous Studies, University of Ottawa
- Callum Perrault of the Métis Nation of Ontario, Electrical Engineering, University of Waterloo
- Christy Howells from Couchiching First Nation, Business Administration & Human Resources, Lakehead University
- Crystal Harrison-Collin from Wabigoon Lake Ojiibway, Indigenous Studies, Laurentian University
- Danis Thomson from Constance Lake First Nation, Civil Engineering, Queen’s University
- Jordon Jensen from Chippewas of Rama First Nation, Computer Programming & Analysis, George Brown College
- Lily Plante from Wahnapitae First Nation, Computer Science, Laurentian University
- Maura McLean of the Métis Nation of Ontario, Indigenous Studies, University of Ottawa
- Maxime Bouthillier from Mattawa / North Bay Algonquin First Nation, Business, York University
- Mitchell Souliere-Lamb from Wikwemikong First Nation, Mechanical Engineering, University of Toronto
- Monique Belcourt of the Métis Nation of Ontario, Indigenous Studies, Canadore College
- Morgan Turcotte of the Métis Nation of Ontario, Indigenous Studies, Trent University
- Nicholas Roque from Wikwemikong First Nation, Civil Engineering, Western University
- Noah Moreau from Wikwemikong First Nation, Civil Engineering, Carleton University
- Nolan McGregor from the Algonquins of the Greater Golden Lake First Nation, Powerline Technician, Algonquin College
- Remington Clark of the Métis Nation of Ontario, Mechanical Engineering, Lakehead University
- Skylar Lightbody-Sarazin from the Algonquins of Pikwakanagan, Indigenous Studies, Trent University
- Tristan Nugent from the Mohawks of the Bay of Quinte, Indigenous Studies, Trent University
The Leonard S. (Tony) Mandamin Scholarship is provided by Hydro One in partnership with Indspire, a national Indigenous charity that invests in the education of First nations, Inuit and Métis people for the long-term benefit of these individuals, their families and communities , and Canada. Recipients of the Leonard S. (Tony) Mandamin Scholarship are selected by a panel composed of First Nations, Inuit and Métis professionals.
Students interested in applying for the Leonard S. (Tony) Mandamin Scholarship can visit: hydroone.com/oneawards. Applications are due by August 1, November 1 and February 1 of each year.