HOPA Ports supports Ontario Tech University students with a sustainability scholarship

August 19, 2021 – Good news for environmentally-minded Ontario Tech University students! Full time undergrads who are pursuing a Sustainability Minor can now apply for a new $2,500 scholarship from HOPA Ports.

As a result of a $15,000 donation over the next three years, the HOPA Ports Sustainability Award will be given annually to two students with a minor in Sustainability Studies and a minimum 3.5 GPA. The first two recipients will be determined next month.

“As we build our relationship with Ontario Tech University, as well as community organizations and post-secondary partners in Oshawa, we want to foster connections in a way that aligns with HOPA’s mission,” said Public Affairs Director Larissa Fenn. “We look forward to supporting the future sustainability leaders of Oshawa and Durham Region.”

HOPA Ports mission is to create and lead an integrated port network on the Great Lakes, by connecting working waterfront properties in Oshawa, Hamilton and Niagara. Whether big or small, HOPA supports or develops initiatives that directly contribute to the wellbeing and prosperity of all three communities.

Why sustainability? “Our reputation as a responsible port steward has been built on decisions that we make to support social, environmental and economic sustainability, in all of our communities of operation,” continued Fenn.

HOPA Ports Sustainability Scholarship applicants can be in any year of their undergrad, but they must be registered for a full-time course load in any of the following faculties: Business & IT, Engineering & Applied Science, Health Sciences, Social Science, Education or Energy Systems and Nuclear Science.

HOPA’s donation is also eligible for a match through Ontario Tech University’s Board of Governors’ Matching Fund, helping the funds go further on behalf of Ontario Tech students.

All the best to the applicants!

About HOPA Ports
As a growing integrated port network, the Hamilton Oshawa Port Authority offers innovative port and marine assets on the Great Lakes. We’re developing multimodal spaces to support Ontario’s industries and facilitate trade. By investing in high-quality infrastructure and prioritizing sustainability, we’re building prosperous working waterfronts in Ontario communities.

To learn more, visit: www.hopaports.ca

Emily Paivalainen
Communications & Community Relations Coordinator
HOPA Ports
Tel: (289) 659-8225
Email: [email protected]