Celebrating Stantec’s 65th anniversary by giving back to the community

January 15, 2020

We donated 65 $1000 scholarships to students pursing post-secondary education

 

In 2019, Stantec celebrated an important birthday—the Company turned 65. We have built our success with the support of our clients, staff, colleagues, and community. Stantec started out as a one-person firm and now, the Company unites approximately 22,000 employees working in over 400 locations across 6 continents. We take pride in our long history of being part of the communities we serve.

We provide support to organizations working to strengthen the areas we live and work all over the world. Since 2007, Stantec has donated in excess of $23 million to our communities through cash, in-kind, and volunteer efforts.

In addition to the many charities and organizations Stantec continues to support, the 65th anniversary saw a total of $65,000 in scholarship donations to various post-secondary institutes. We have selected scholarships that are truly representative of our global organization.

One of the most pressing needs in higher education is funding for scholarships. Scholarships allow deserving students to attain their educational goals, meet their professional objectives, and succeed to their fullest ability. 

When choosing post-secondary institutes and organizations to donate to, we thought of our employees and where they had connections. We tapped into our Employee Resource Groups, and looked at where inclusion and diversity played a major role. The scholarships we set up are not limited to but include support for the following, primarily with a STEM priority:

  1. LGBTQ2+ communities
  2. Hispanic, black, Indigenous communities
  3. Women
  4. Military groups
  5. HSSE
  6. Sustainability
  7. Environment

A couple of examples of institutes and organizations we donated to are:

Women in Transportation Society
The WTS Foundation awards scholarships to women who are pursuing careers in transportation through undergraduate and graduate programs.

EngiQueers
EngiQueers Canada celebrates, promotes, and advocates for diversity and inclusiveness in engineering.  They conduct educational seminars and supporting member groups at post-secondary engineering schools across Canada.

Sitting Bull College
Guided by Lakota/Dakota culture, values, and language, Sitting Bull College is committed to building intellectual capital through academic, career, and technical education, and promoting economic and social development.

University of Canterbury (Te Whare Wānanga o Waitaha)
New Zealand’s second oldest university. The recipient of this donation will be an indigenous student looking to complete their post-secondary studies.

National Organization of Minority Architects – Southern California
NOMA is an organization dedicated to eliminating racism within the design profession. Southern California received scholarship donations for students who have been active participants in this chapter’s activities and initiatives.

 

Visit our scholarships page to see which institutions Stantec has set up yearly scholarship donations to.

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