Toronto, ON — Electro-Federation Canada (EFC) and its member companies and affiliates have announced the winners of the 2008 EFC Scholarship Program. The EFC Foundation Scholarship Program was established in 1995 to encourage Canadian students to pursue a career in the electrical, electronics and telecommunications industries. EFC has, to date, invested close to $450,000 in the post-secondary technical training and education of Canadian students.
“We are pleased that together with EFC’s member companies, we can help these outstanding young students continue studies in their chosen fields,” said Ken Frankum, Chair, Electro-Federation Canada.
For this academic year, the Foundation received over 700 applications from students throughout various universities across the country. Eligible students must meet the guidelines specific to each scholarship. The selection criteria include academic performance, areas of study, leadership and career interests. The applications are then reviewed by an impartial committee who decides candidates.
This year, over $52,000 has been awarded to post-secondary students studying Engineering, Computer Science, and Business Administration, or to students in electrical apprenticeship programs. In addition, members showed their on-going commitment to the industry by raising $35,000 from the 8th Annual EFC Federation Cup Charity Golf Tournament, held this past August.
The EFC Foundation Scholarship Program is proudly offered in partnership with participating members, the Alberta Electrical League, British Columbia Electrical Association, Manitoba Electrical League, Ontario Electrical League, Canadian Imaging Trade Association, and the Radio Advisory Board of Canada.
Electro-Federation Canada (EFC) is a national, not-for-profit industry association. Together, its councils represent over 300 member companies that manufacture, distribute and service electrical, electronics, and telecommunications products; contributing over $50B to the Canadian economy and employing more than 130,000 workers in more than 1,400 facilities across Canada.
For more information on the scholarship program, visit www.electrofed.com or contact firstname.lastname@example.org.