Wally McIntosh Memorial Scholarship
Wally McIntosh would certainly be proud of the hardworking students recognized each year through a Memorial Scholarhip award presented in his name by the Ontario Sheet Metal Contractors Association (OSM). The former OSM president who passed away in 1982 at the height of his career always held education in high esteem.
Each year presents a new challenge for the panel of five judges who decide on the two most deserving applicants. Not only are their academic achievements considered, but so are their extra-curricular activities, community outreach, leadership qualities and employment history.
Each year OSM offers two scholarships to children of OSM member firm employees who are graduating from high school, and entering college or university studies. For 2019, the scholarships have been increased from $2000 to $2500.
The scholarship fund also offered a $1000 scholarship to a deserving student enrolled at Lambton College, located in the McIntosh’s home town. 2018-19 will be the last year for the scholarship being awarded to a student enrolled at lambton College. The OSM Board of Directors has decided to instead annually award a $1000 scholarship to the graduated apprentice of the Ontario Sheet Metal Workers' Training Centre acheiving the highest averaged marks in all three day school programs. The qualifying apprentice must have attended all three phases of day school at the training centre.