CHHMA Scholarship Awards

GraduatesThe CHHMA Board of Directors is pleased to present this program to CHHMA members and their families. The CHHMA Scholarship Awards were established in 2001 and to date have awarded 100 scholarships, totalling $200,000 to the children of member company employees.

The Association recognizes the importance of education, and therefore encourages children of employees of our association member companies to attend university or college. To help offset the cost of a post-secondary education, the CHHMA is pleased to offer a Scholarship Program.

Successful candidates receive $1,000 (CDN) for the first year of study leading to a degree from an accredited community college or university.

The CHHMA must receive applications from potential candidates no later than July 15th of each year.

The program is offered to Canadian companies or divisions of companies based in Canada. 

The student’s parent or guardian must be an active full-time employee with at least one years seniority with the CHHMA or member company as of July 15th, in the year of application. Applicants must be high school seniors preparing to enter an accredited community college or university in the fall term, and attain a minimum average of 75% in the last year of high school.

The decision of the Selection Committee and the CHHMA is final and not open to appeals.

The CHHMA reserves the right to withdraw a scholarship should the student’s parent(s) or guardian(s) voluntarily leave the employment of the CHHMA or member company, or if employment is terminated for just cause prior to the start of the school year, or if the company terminates its membership in the Association.

Responsibilities and Obligations of the Winner

1. Each scholarship recipient must present the CHHMA with proof of acceptance by the community college or university before receiving the award.

2. The scholarship recipient is completely responsible for ensuring that the institution of choice meets the eligible criteria of the program.

2019 Scholarship Winners

The CHHMA Board of Directors was pleased to present the Scholarship Award recipients for the year 2019. The finalists were chosen by ballot draw and this year we were pleased to award five scholarships.

Alexis Santa Ana

Alexis Santa Ana

Brampton, Ontario

Alexis is the daughter of Alexander Santa Ana who works with Robert Bosch.  She will be attending the University of Guelph in the fall working towards a Degree in English.  She was very very involved with the RISE program at school which provided her with great leadership skills.  Alexis would like to be a teacher and hopes to educate and influence future generations to be the best they can be.

Justin Duby

Justin Duby

Montreal, Quebec

Justin is the son of Dominque Pepin who works for PPG Industries.  He will be attending the Ecole Polytechnique de Montreal pursuing a Bachelor of Engineering Degree.  Justin already had two internships plus eight months of part-time work in the school lab.  He was hoping to win this scholarship which would enable him to apply for an internship in France at an ophthalmological products manufacturer.

Krish Gandhi

Krish Gandhi

Edmonton, Alberta

Krish is the son of Manishkemar Gandhi who works for Recochem Inc. He will be attending the University of Alberta to pursue a Bachelor of Science Degree in Engineering. Krish is hoping to one day be part of the next big breakthrough in technology. One of his dreams is to travel Europe in hopes of meeting Lionel Messi who has inspired him to never give up, learn from mistakes and always attempt to have a positive attitude.

Laura Leaman

Laura Leaman

Riverview, New Brunswick

Laura is the daughter of Jeff Leaman who works for The Hillman Group Canada. She will be attending the University of PEI majoring in Biology. Laura would like to work in the field of medicine but has yet to decide whether she would like to attend medical school or a veterinary college. One thing she does know is that she would like to change the world in a positive way.

Rachel Tran

Rachel Tran

Maple, Ontario

Rachel is the daughter of Jennie La who works for Kidde Canada. Rachel will be attending Ryerson University in the fall pursuing a Bachelor of Science Degree in Nursing. She hopes to one day travel the world and experience all the different cultures and traditions. Rachel has given a great deal of time to her community and school programs, going above and beyond the hours required.