Durham College (DC) is proud to partner with Johnson Controls to award annual entrance bursaries to five students entering their first semester of studies in the Electromechanical Engineering Technology program. These bursaries are designed to help those with demonstrated financial need and who belong to an equity-deserving group, including but not limited to, those who are racialized, identify as female, or have a disability. Each Johnson Controls Entrance Bursary is valued at $2,000 and includes mentorship and networking opportunities with local Johnson Controls employees. Many DC graduates of the Electromechanical Engineering Technology program are leading the way in their careers at Johnson Controls, which showcases the program’s success in the industry. These entrance bursaries are an extension of DC’s four-year partnership with Johnson Controls that also includes a gift-in-kind donation of new equipment for DC’s lab space. Are you a first-year Electromechanical Engineering Technology student starting in September? The Johnson Controls entrance bursaries support students with demonstrated financial need and who belong to an equity-deserving group. To apply for the bursary, interested students should prepare a submission that is a maximum of one page in length (11 point font, double-spaced) and that addresses or confirms: They are applying for admission to and meet the admissions requirements for the first year of the Electromechanical Engineering Technology program; Explain how the bursary will support their financial need; A commitment to attending promotional opportunities and events to develop interest in the Electromechanical Engineering Technology program; They are from an equity-deserving group; and Why they are pursuing a career in this field. Agree to help promote the bursary and partnership with Johnson Controls. Please submit the applicable signed and completed one-page document no later than 4 p.m. on Monday, August 14, 2023, to SEIT@durhamcollege.ca, with the subject line Johnson Controls Entrance Bursary Application. Attaching a resume that outlines any work, volunteer or other related experiences, activities and interests is encouraged. Applicants may be required to attend an in-person interview or information session to be scheduled at the discretion of the adjudicator. Interviews and information sessions will not be rescheduled. Successful applicants will be notified of their status by August 31 and notice the award payment of $2,000 applied to their student account during the first semester. Prepare for a rewarding career in the dynamic field of electromechanical engineering and apply for the Johnson Controls Entrance Bursary today! Do I need to apply to Durham College before I can apply for the Johnson Controls entrance bursary? Yes, you need to be accepted to Durham College for September 2023 in the three-year Electromechanical Engineering Technology program. If you meet the criteria and are enrolled, you have until 4 p.m. on Monday, August 14, 2023, to apply for the bursary. What happens if I accept my offer to Durham College but do not receive the bursary? There are many opportunities for financial support for Durham College students. Domestic students can learn more on our financial aid webpage and international students can visit this scholarship webpage to learn more. How are the Johnson Controls entrance bursary winners selected? Entrance bursary applications are adjudicated by the Faculty of Science, Engineering and Information Technology. Several factors are taken into consideration including eligibility criteria and application information. Do I need to be an OSAP recipient to be eligible? No, you do not need proof of OSAP financial assistance.