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At Essar Steel Algoma we have a direct interest in advancing and preserving the quality of life in the community in which we live, work and raise our families. This includes believing in opportunity and promoting the development of our youth. For this reason, we have created scholarship opportunities with preference for children of Essar Steel Algoma's past and present employees. See below for more information on each of the scholarships we offer.  

SCHOLARSHIP OF EXCELLENCE PROGRAM (for high school students pursuing college or university)- Program suspended until further notice

Since its launch in 2010, the Essar Steel Algoma Scholarship of Excellence Program has helped 18 local students in the pursuit of their scholarly endeavours by offsetting the tuition burden. 

With due consideration, it has become necessary to suspend the Scholarship of Excellence Program for this year. However, the Company will continue to meet ongoing commitments to prior year scholars who continue to meet the bar for academic achievements.  Please note our scholarships and bursaries at Algoma University, Sault College and the Northern Ontario School of Medicine (shown below) remain in effect. 

INSTITUTIONAL SCHOLARSHIPS (for students already enrolled in college or university)

These scholarships are administered by the school administration. Please contact the school directly.

  • Northern Ontario School of Medicine:  Essar Steel Algoma Bursary, endowed for the benefit of a full time student from the geographical region of Sault Ste. Marie.  The recipient must be a resident of a northern, rural or remote community for a minimum of 10 years and demonstrate financial need.

  • Sault College: Essar Steel Algoma Award of Excellence is awarded to 2nd or 3rd year full-time students of Sault College enrolled in a technical trades, engineering technology, or computer studies.  Recipients are selected by the Scholarship, Bursary, and Awards Committee.  First consideration is given to a child, grandchild, or ward of a current employee or retiree.  Second consideration is given to a graduate of a secondary school in the Algoma district.

  • Algoma University: The Essar Steel Algoma Student Assistance Award is given annually to an Algoma University student enrolled in full-time studies in business, computer science or chemistry, who is in good academic standing with demonstrated financial need.  First consideration for this award is given to a child, grandchild or legal ward of a current employee or retiree of Essar Steel Algoma Inc.  Second consideration is given to a student who is a graduate of a secondary school in the Algoma region of Ontario.  Recipients of this award will have demonstrated an open and respectful attitude, maturity, entrepreneurial ability, accountability and a willingness to participate in community life.

Last Published: December 14, 2015

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