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2023 CAE Nation Building Scholarship Series - Climate Change/Net Zero Scholarship


The Nation Building Scholarships Series has been established by the Canadian Academy of Engineering (CAE) in recognition of the important role to be played by engineers in the building of our nation given the technical challenges created by the geographical extent of the country, its low population density and its northern climate.  This scholarship series is sponsored by the CAE, through the generous support from the CAE Fellows and the CAE Board. 

The Climate Change/Net Zero scholarship, the second one of the series, has been established specifically to encourage and recognize undergraduate students who showed a special interest in their career path, volunteer activities, work experience and/or community leadership, in helping Canada in 1) its adaptation to climate change by finding ways to reduce its negative effects on population and public infrastructures and/or 2) mitigation of Greenhouse Gas emissions with a long term goal to achieve a net-zero emission profile for the country.  Applicants will be judged on academic and leadership achievements, answers provided in the application form and intent to pursue a career that would contribute to the fight against climate change in the areas of adaptation or emissions reduction (mitigation).  Applicants must submit an academic transcript; a curriculum vitae with details of volunteer work, work terms and leadership activities related to climate change/net zero; and a letter of recommendation from a previous employer and/or faculty staff member. 


Only students who are Canadian Citizens or permanent residents of Canada and currently enrolled in a Canadian University Engineering Program accredited by the Canadian Engineering Accreditation Board (CEAB) may apply. CAEB accredits undergraduate engineering programs.  

Terms of Scholarship

One $2,000 grant will be awarded in 2023.   

How to Apply

The 2023 application form is to be completed online. 

By clicking “Submit” on the signature page, you are indicating that the application form is complete, and you are finalizing your submission to the CAE. Alternatively, if you wish to return to the form and continue later, please select “Save and Continue Later” at the bottom right-hand corner of your screen (in the grey bar). You will be asked to supply an email address to save your progress and a unique link will be emailed to you that will allow you to return to the incomplete form, where you left off.

Submission Requirements

1. Please answer all questions to the best of your ability.

2. As part of the online form, you must provide: 
  1. Letter of recommendation from previous employer or faculty member (.pdf format)
  2. Academic transcript (.pdf format).
  3. Curriculum vitae (details of volunteer, work, and leadership activities): 4 pages maximum (.pdf format)
These documents should be saved as FirstNameLastName_Recommendation, FirstNameLastName_CV and FirstNameLastName_Transcript, respectively. You will be given the option to upload these documents as part of your form.

Please ensure that the documents are submitted in the method stated in the application. Any other methods of submission will not be accepted.

We will only accept applications that meet the submission requirements above. Complete submissions will receive a confirmation email.

Application Deadline

The application must be submitted no later than midnight on the 14 April 2023.

Recipients will be notified by the end of May and the names of the recipients will be posted on our website: 


If you have any questions while completing the form, please contact