What is a Student Chapter?
The development of a Student Chapter provides an opportunity to bring students from a university or college, interested faculty, and mechanical contractors together in a formalized group to learn more about career opportunities and the benefits that are available through the mechanical contracting industry. Student Chapters assist to further a student’s professional development.
Activities of the student chapter can include lunch discussions, community volunteer projects, lectures given by guest speakers, team projects such as competitions, social functions, and field trips to construction sites. MCA Canada and MCA America hold annual conferences for students allowing for collaboration between chapters.
To provide financial support for deserving children or wards of salaried personnel of member companies, for the purpose of attending recognized post-secondary institutions, and to encourage such individuals to attain a high level of academic achievement. RECOGNIZED PROGRAM – DEGREE/DIPLOMA Degree and/or diploma courses offered by Canadian Universities and Community Colleges will be given primary consideration. Should there be no candidates in the above programs; consideration may be extended to other courses by various recognized institutions providing the intent of the scholarship program is met.
The scholarship fund will be awarded to a member of an MCA Student Chapter or a son, daughter or legal ward of persons who are full-time salaried employees of a mechanical contracting firm. The firm must be a member of the Mechanical Contractors Association of Canada and have been in good standing for at least one year. The firms must sponsor the candidate(s) and the application(s) must be endorsed by the senior executive officer of the province or zone operations. The candidate must be a Canadian Citizen who has or will successfully complete the requirement to qualify for post-secondary education. A student must not otherwise receive a major scholarship or bursary.
BASIS OF SELECTION
Applicants must be enrolled in a full-time post secondary program leading to a degree, certificate, or diploma from an accredited Canadian university or college. Significant preference will be given to those in educational programs related to the construction industry and in particular, the mechanical field. Further aspects of selection include academic achievement (a minimum “B” average from the previous year), demonstrated interest in the construction industry, work experience, extra-curricular activity, references, and financial need.