Our History

The Ontario Professional Engineers Foundation for Education was established as a charitable organization in May 1959 by officials of Professional Engineers Ontario. By January 1960 initial member donations had totaled $3,500; so in May of that year, initial entrance scholarships of $500 were awarded to students of Queen’s University, the University of Ottawa, the University of Toronto and the University of Western Ontario.
In January 1961 our standard scholarship programme was established with $500 entrance scholarships and $250 undergraduate scholarships.

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