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Wally McIntosh Memorial Scholarship

Wally McIntosh would certainly be proud of the hardworking students recognized each year through a Memorial Scholarship 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 most deserving applicants. Not only are their academic achievements considered, but so are their extra-curricular activities, community outreach, leadership qualities and employment history.

OSM offers four $2500 scholarships to children of OSM member firm employees who are graduating from high school, and entering college or university studies.

The scholarship fund also offers an annual $1000 award to the graduated union apprentice of the Ontario Sheet Metal Workers' Training Centre achieving 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.

Winners Announced

The 2023 scholarships have been awarded to Ashlyn Laslett, Isabella Inaba, Matthew Sanita, and William Callaghan

Miss. Laslett is the daughter of Arthur Laslett of Vollmer Inc. and is enrolled in the Bachelor of Applied Science - Mechanical Engineering  program at the University of Windsor.

Miss. Inaba is the daughter of Craig Inaba of E.S. Fox Limited. and is enrolled in the Medical Radiation Sciences program at McMaster University.

Mr. Sanita is the son of Victoria and Joseph Sanita of Elgin Mills Sheet Metal Supplies and is enrolled in the Business Commerce / Law program at York University.

Mr. Callaghan is the son of Tim Callaghan of Lancaster Group Inc.. and is enrolled in the Business Management and Organizational Studies program at Huron at Western.

The 2023 apprentice award was presented to Dakota Sampson. Mr. Sampson has obtained the Certificate of Qualification as a journeyperson and is employed with Dakota Sierra Enviornmental.

Congratulations to all recipients!