Frequently Asked Questions

Yes, we are a registered charity: CRA #104001573RR0001. Donations are tax deductible, and a charitable tax receipt will be sent to you upon receipt of your donation.

Each university has its own process for applying to our awards. We recommend contacting each of the schools to which you have been accepted to find out their process. The Foundation does not participate in selecting the recipients of the awards.

To see a list of participating schools with links to the best office to contact, click here.

The Engineers Foundation (also known as Foundation for Education) was founded by volunteers of Professional Engineers Ontario (PEO) in 1959. However, due to its charitable status, it now operates aan independent entity. We are deeply grateful for the support of our partners, Professional Engineers Ontario and Ontario Society of Professional Engineers (OSPE). 

The Foundation has many volunteer opportunities for those who want to help us build the future of engineering. We accept volunteers from any professional background. For membership, eligibility is based on a current or past affiliation with PEO or OSPE. To find out more, visit our Get Involved page.

At all universities, our Undergraduate Scholarships require an application. For the Entrance Scholarships,  some universities automatically consider every student for the award, while at others, you will need to apply. Check with each of the schools to which you have been accepted to confirm the details.

Currently we provide scholarships to the 15 CAEB-accredited, university-level engineering schools in Ontario. These schools are:

  • Carleton University
  • University of Guelph
  • Lakehead University
  • Laurentian University
  • McMaster University
  • University of Ottawa
  • University of Ontario Institute of Technology
  • Queens University
  • Royal Military College of Canada
  • Ryerson University
  • University of Toronto
  • University of Waterloo
  • Western University
  • University of Windsor
  • York University Lassonde School of Engineering

The number of scholarships varies from university to university, based in part on the size of the program.

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