Municipal Engineers Association Bursary Program

Municipal Engineers Association
May 12, 2023

Every year, the Municipal Engineers Association (MEA) offers its Bursary Program to assist students enrolling in the 1st year of an engineering program at the University level. Up to ten (10) bursaries are awarded to children/dependents of municipal employees and elected councillors.

The two (2) highest scoring applications will be awarded the John Hammer Memorial Bursary and the William Robinson Memorial Bursary; both are valued at $2,000 each.  The balance of the bursaries are valued at $1,500 each.

How to Apply

The MEA Bursary Program is open to all children and/or dependents of current, fulltime, municipal employees and elected municipal Councillors in Ontario. Full-time
“part-time” employees who work at least 24 hours per week are also eligible if they
qualify for OMERS pension and benefits.

• Must be an Ontario resident and Canadian citizen.
• Student must be in the process of completing a secondary school program in
Ontario and be eligible for graduation in the year of application.
• Student must have been accepted and commit to entering an undergraduate
engineering program (1st year) at a Canadian University as a full-time student.
• Interest in, and contribution to, their community through active participation in
extracurricular activities at their school and/or in civic org

Each application (attached) will include the following:
o Name and signature of applicant
o Name(s) and signature(s) of parent/guardian and the name of the municipality
where employed;
o Applicant’s secondary school transcript;
o Applicant’s resume that includes details of extracurricular activities and
contributions to their community;
o Demonstration of financial need;
o 300-word explanation of why the applicant aspires to be an engineer;
o 500-word essay on a topic of the applicant’s choice relating to municipal
engineering or public works.

Each application must include a copy of the University Admission Offer Letters
and/or any other supporting documents confirming enrolment/acceptance at an
Ontario University (or equivalent) and their response to enter into an undergraduate
engineering program as a full-time student (if this is not available at the time of
submission, the application can proceed, but it must be provided prior to
actual award of the MEA bursary cheque).

Applicants are encouraged to submit their application online at Alternatively, applications may be submitted in PDF
format and emailed to