Global Design firm Stantec is launching the Stantec Equity & Diversity Scholarship Fund, according to a recent press release. The scholarship is just one way the firm has committed more broadly to equity, diversity and inclusion within the company and an example of their community engagement initiatives aimed at breaking through barriers.
“Stantec is dedicating scholarship resources to help unlock academic brilliance sitting in the minds of underrepresented communities. We see these scholarships as serving an important part in our broad and critical strategy to achieve racial equality. This equality is a target that is right; it is a target to which we must be dedicated to in order to achieve it in our lifetime,” said Adam Carnegie, Stantec Urban Planner and Senior Associate in the firm’s Community Development practice. “Stantec is committed to providing diverse and inclusive scholarships to help give all the communities we serve, and our firm, the benefit of these sharp minds.”
This scholarship is meant to empower the next generation of industry leaders and provide people in historically underrepresented groups with financial aid and will provide $200,000 in global scholarships for the annual academic year as well as 10 paid internships to students.
Stantec further described why this scholarship aligns with their mission: “Communities are fundamental. Whether around the corner or across the globe, they provide a foundation, a sense of place and of belonging. That’s why at Stantec, we always design with community in mind. We care about the communities we serve—because they’re our communities too.”
Eligible applicants are those that applicants are enrolled in a college, university, or post-secondary institution in the 2021-22 academic year in pursuit of a bachelor’s degree; pursuing a science, technology, engineering, arts, and mathematics (STEAM) major; and belong to a historically underrepresented population/group such as BIPOC (Black, Indigenous, and People of Color), members of the LGBTQ2+ community, people with disabilities, veterans, and/or first-generation college students. Interested students have until March 15, 2021, to apply.
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