Photo: (From left to right) Nathan Ziebarth, Dawn Stiles, Malia Robinson, The Honourable Justice Mandamin, Kassandra Maracle, Katelyn Percy and Jamie Restoule.
This year, Hydro One awarded 20 students with the prestigious scholarship. The award is named after the Honourable Justice Leonard S. Mandamin, who is one of the first Indigenous electrical engineering graduates in Ontario. Hydro One partnered with Indspire to leverage additional support for Indigenous students. Under this partnership, the scholarships have doubled from $5,000 to $10,000 per recipient beginning this year.
Each year, we hold the award ceremony close to National Indigenous Peoples Day. The day exists for all Canadians to recognize and celebrate the diverse culture and heritage of Indigenous nations.
The Leonard S. (Tony) Mandamin Award is a testament to Hydro One’s commitment to support and encourage Indigenous students in their pursuit of post-secondary education. It is only fitting we also celebrate the recipients’ hard work through their commitments to education and giving back to their communities near this day.