Hydro One Announces 20 Recipients of the Leonard S. (Tony) Mandamin Scholarship

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June 25, 2019

Hydro One recently announced the 2018-2019 recipients of its Leonard S. (Tony) Mandamin Scholarship, providing $200,000 in financial support to 20 Indigenous students enrolled in electricity-related programs at Colleges and Universities across Ontario.

“Hydro One believes in supporting our Indigenous communities and investing in the next generation of leaders,” said Derek Chum, Vice President of Indigenous Relations, Hydro One. “The Mandamin Scholarship celebrates the hard work of young people who are deeply committed to their education and giving back to their communities. We are proud to support these exceptional students as they explore potential careers within the electricity sector.”

Hydro One launched its scholarship for Indigenous students in 2011 and expanded the program through Indspire in 2018, committing a total of $800,000 in financial support until 2022. Hydro One provides $100,000 per year to students enrolled at an Ontario university or college, which is matched by Indspire. Scholarship recipients also have the opportunity to apply for paid work placements with Hydro One.

The 2019 scholarship recipients are:

  • Linda Carey from the Cree Nation of Wemindji, studying Administration at Cambrian College
  • Aaron Eaglechild from the Blood Tribe, studying Electrical Techniques at Humber College
  • Kasey Jensson from the Métis Nation of Ontario, studying Mechanical Engineering Technology at Confederation College
  • Caroline Pellerin from the Mohawks of Kahnawá:ke, enrolled in the Electrical Engineering Technician program at Collège Boréal
  • Katelyn Percy from Sachigo Lake First Nation, studying Business Marketing at George Brown College
  • James Restoule from Dokis First Nation, enrolled in a trades program at Canadore College
  • Malia Robinson from the Métis Nation of British Columbia, studying Environmental Science at the University of Toronto
  • Kyle Roller from the Red Sky Métis Independent Nation, studying Civil Engineering at Confederation College
  • Lesley-Anne Smoke from the Birdtrail Sioux First Nation, enrolled in Indigenous Studies at Trent University
  • Dawn Stiles from Wabaseemoong Independent Nations, enrolled in Indigenous Studies at the University of Toronto
  • Nathan Granville from the Oneida Nation of the Thames, studying Commerce-Accounting at York University
  • Samatha Hourie from Sandy Bay First Nation, studying Computer Programming at Trent University
  • Kassandra Maracle from Six Nations of the Grand River, studying Business Accounting at Fanshawe College
  • Nathan Misner from Canupawakpa Dakota First Nation, studying Business Accounting at Seneca College
  • Brianna Patrick from Roseau River First Nation, enrolled in Environmental Studies at the University of Toronto
  • Richard Peters from Beausoleil First Nation, studying Civil Engineering at George Brown College
  • Sophie-Christine Toulouse from the Sagamok Anishnawbek First Nation, enrolled in Environmental Studies at Carleton University
  • Kyle Volney from Wahnapitae First Nation, studying Civil Engineering at Algonquin College
  • David Williamson from Moose Deer Point First Nation, studying Computer Science at Algonquin College
  • Nathan Ziebarth from the Cree Nation of Wemindji, studying Civil Engineering at George Brown College

Hydro One congratulates all recipients of the 2018-2019 Leonard S. (Tony) Mandamin Scholarship.

Indspire is an Indigenous national 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. A panel of jurists, made up of First Nations, Inuit and Métis professionals and/or those employed within the program category for which applicants are being considered, select the recipients.

Applications can be completed online at https://indspirefunding.ca/hydro-one/ and must be received by February 1, August 1, and November 1 each year.

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