As a result of a $15,000 donation over the next three years, full time undergrads at Ontario Tech University who are pursuing a Sustainability Minor can now apply for a new $2,500 scholarship from HOPA Ports. The HOPA Ports Sustainability Award will be given annually to two students with a minor in Sustainability Studies and a minimum 3.5 GPA.

“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 we make to support social, environmental and economic sustainability, in all of our port cities,” 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.