By Introba Staff
We are delighted to announce our second Indigenous Student Scholarships for 2024. These educational scholarship opportunities will be combined with four- or eight-month term job placement programs in our British Columbia or Alberta offices.
Who can apply
You can apply if you:
Are a Canadian member of a First Nation, Métis, or Inuit community
Are an Indigenous student entering or returning to an accredited university engineering program in Alberta or BC
Confirm your availability and intention to participate in a paid internship based in one of our Canadian offices.
Have not received this award in the past
About the Scholarships
There will be two awards available in 2024: one in Calgary, AB, and one in Victoria, BC.
Each award will consist of a $5,000 scholarship paired with a four- or eight-month job placement for the student. This job placement may also be used to count toward university cooperative education programs.
The successful students can start their job placement as early as September 2024 or up to two years after receiving the award. They can select which discipline they would like to practise in their placement (such as mechanical, electrical, commissioning, energy modeling, or sustainability consulting). We will pair them with a team at their preferred Introba office to provide technical training, career mentorship, and entry-level opportunities to be involved in real building projects.
This program has three goals:
To encourage Indigenous students, who are under-represented in the architecture/engineering/construction (AEC) industry, to be aware of and consider a career in engineering
To provide real-life exposure and hands-on experience in a high-performance consulting engineering office environment
To support our response to Call to Action 92 from the Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada, strengthen the representation, and provide equitable access to jobs, training, and education opportunities for Indigenous persons.
February 15, 2024: Application process begins
June 15, 2024: Deadline for applications
August 2024: Decision communicated to applicants
How to apply
You will need to send your complete application to firstname.lastname@example.org. Please use the subject line “Introba Indigenous Engineering Student Scholarship – British Columbia” or “Introba Indigenous Engineering Student Scholarship – Alberta”.
You must include the following documents:
An Indigenous self-identification statement that briefly outlines your Indigenous ancestry (e.g., First Nations, status or non-status, Métis, or Inuit)
A one- to two-page letter that tells us about yourself (including your current level of education) and covers one of the two written response questions below:
What does living systems mean to you?
What inspires you to pursue engineering?
Your most recent academic transcript (an unofficial transcript is acceptable)
A statement indicating your ideal timing, location, duration, or any constraints or questions regarding the job placement component of this award
You can also include any of these optional documents:
A reference letter, if available
A short description of your financial need
All submitted documents must be in PDF format with your name included in the document title.
Our Victoria office is located on the unceded and traditional territory of the lək̓ʷəŋən (Lekwungen) people, known today as the Esquimalt and Songhees Nations.
Since opening in 2014, we have many large projects underway on Vancouver Island, and a growing number of service offerings including mechanical design, electrical design, commissioning, energy modeling, and sustainability consulting.
Address: 210-1515 Douglas Street, Victoria, BC V8W 2G4
Our Calgary office is situated on the traditional territories of the Treaty 7 region including the Blackfoot Confederacy (comprising the Siksika, Kainai, and Piikani First Nations), the Tsuut’ina First Nation, and the Stoney Nakoda (including the Chiniki, Bearspaw and Wesley First Nations). The City of Calgary is also home to the Métis Nation of Alberta, Region 3.
Since opening in 2021, our team has applied their own deep green elements to the office interior design, including extensive reclaimed materials and zero waste to landfill, as well as earning LEED and Fitwel certifications.
Address: Suite 2650, 685 Centre Street SW, Calgary, AB T2G 1S5
We continually look to refine this program and its delivery. If you have any comments or feedback, please email email@example.com with the subject line “Introba Indigenous Engineering Student Scholarship”.
Want to hear about this program firsthand? Read Raven Caron, our first Indigenous scholarship recipient’s story.
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