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Ernest E. Robertson Scholarship
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Engineering's years to award: 2021-2022; 2024-2025; 2027-2028; 2030-2031


An endowment fund has been established by Biomass Energy Institute to support students who are interested in the development of biomass energy to reduce the use of fossil fuels and greenhouse gases. Ernest E. Robertson and his brother Duncan Robertson founded the Biomass Energy Institute in 1971. The objectives of the Institute were to accumulate and develop information on energy derived from biomass and to work with industry, government, and universities to objectively assess the viability of the use of biomass energy. The Institute, which was dissolved in 1994, has established this award to encourage further study of the use of biomass energy.

The available annual interest generated by the fund will be used to offer one scholarship to an undergraduate student who:

(1) is enrolled full-time at the University of Manitoba (in alternating years in the Faculty of Agricultural and Food Sciences, the Faculty of Engineering, and the Clayton H. Riddell Faculty of Environment, Earth, and Resources);

(2) has achieved a minimum cumulative grade point average of 3.5;

(3) writes the best short essay (maximum 500 words) on the importance of continuing the work of the Biomass Energy Institute.

The selection committee in Agricultural and Food Sciences will be the Faculty of Agricultural and Food Sciences Awards Committee, that in Engineering will be the Scholarships, Bursaries, and Awards Committee, and that in Environment, Earth, and Resources will be the Awards and Honours Committee of the Clayton H. Riddell Faculty of Environment, Earth, and Resources.

Est. 12/07
2016-2017: Agriculture
2017-2018: Environment
2018-2019: Engineering
2019-2020: Agriculture
2020-2021: Environment
2021-2022: Engineering
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