“This program allows us to support youth in their pursuit of post-secondary studies, and we were thrilled to get so many applications this year,” said Kevin Edgson, EACOM’s president and CEO.
Attending higher learning institutions from Thunder Bay, Ont. to Halifax, N.S., studying medicine, engineering, science, commerce, psychology, and forestry, recipients are diverse in their fields of study.
As EACOM continues to invest in its relationships with First Nations communities, five scholarship awards were granted to students from Sagamok Anishnawbek, Garden River, Gull Bay, and Biigtigong Nishnaabeg First Nations. Three of the recipients also participated in the 2018 Outland Youth Employment Program, the first ever North Eastern Ontario chapter that EACOM proudly supported.
Ten scholarships were awarded to children of EACOM employees who demonstrated an outstanding academic record and exemplary community involvement.
“It’s not unusual to have two, three, even four generations of workers at one of our mills. We’re a big family and we want to invest in our children, be it summer employment, apprenticeships, or scholarships,” Edgson explained.
- Britney Lamothe, daughter of Allison Allard at Nairn Centre, studying Business Management at Ryerson University.
- Cinthia Plante, daughter of Nancy and Gilles Plante at Ear Falls, studying Social Services at Université Laval.
- Julia Sigouin, daughter of Michel Sigouin in Val-d’Or, studying Nursing at Université Laval.
- Markus Joiner, son of Ron and Mari Joiner in Timmins, studying Forestry at Sault College.
- Melanie Sullivan, daughter of Blair Sullivan in Timmins, studying Environmental Technology at Dalhousie University.
- Rebecca Getty, daughter of Gina Getty in Timmins, taking Child and Youth studies at Brock University.
- Samantha Rivera Najera, daughter of Hector Rivera at Nairn Centre, studying Forensic Sciences at Laurentian University.
- Sarah O’Neill, daughter of Ken and Lisa O’Neill in Timmins, studying Nursing at Northern College.
- Shawn Yanni, son of Tim Yanni at Nairn Centre, studying Civil Engineering at the University of Ottawa.
- Tori Phillips, daughter of Patricia Nichiporowich, studying Psychology at Concordia University.