Early on in the establishment of the AEE Canada East chapter it was felt that in addition to achieving our overall mission, it was important to contribute to the development of the next generation of energy management/renewable energy professionals. When we began to solicit corporate partners to sponsor and support the development and operation of our chapter, we made a portion of those funds designated for scholarships.
Scholarships represent an opportunity to help provide financial stability for students allowing them to focus more wholly on their studies. Or allowing them to invest a little more in development of their skills and network beyond the planned study curriculum.
Despite being operational for only two years, the chapter is very excited to be able to dip our toes into the waters of philanthropy. Stay tuned for details about how the AEE Canada East and Carleton University have teamed up to invest in the future.