Every day, in communities across Canada, young people are actively demonstrating their passion for the environment through their commitment to the sciences in school and to the environment in their volunteer time. These dedicated young Canadians are emerging as tomorrow’s environmental leaders and advocates.
In celebration of its 10th anniversary in 2010, Markham District Energy established the Markham District Energy Sustainability Bursary to help cultivate and nurture this environmental leadership. The Bursary encourages and rewards graduating Markham high school students who have distinguished themselves through academic excellence and participation in environmental extracurricular, volunteer and community service activities.
Markham District Energy grants 14 bursaries, one for each of Markham’s high schools, of $1,000 each, which are intended to be applied directly towards educational expenses associated with post-secondary education in a field related to sciences and the environment. The Bursary recipients are formally recognized by the Mayor, members of Council and Markham District Energy during a City of Markham Council Meeting and are also recognized at their high school graduation ceremonies.
Markham District Energy is pleased to have recognized the 2017 Bursary recipients at a meeting of Markham City Council held on May 30, 2017. To read more about the bursary presentation and the 2017 recipients click here.