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Sault students studying mechatronics eligible for new scholarships

Sault College offering up to $4,000 for students who meet criteria

Sault College is enticing recruits to its new mechatronics degree program with financial incentives of up to $4,000.

The offer is open to students who are accepted into the Bachelor of Engineering – Mechatronics program who are either applying from high school or who have completed a two- or three-year diploma from a publicly funded college.

Announced last September, the school’s new mechatronics degree program is being offered in conjunction with Humber College, and is slated to take in its first cohort in September 2021.

A branch of engineering, mechatronics combines a number of disciplines including electrical and mechanical engineering, robotics, electronics, computer science, and more.

Practitioners qualify for highly skilled careers in fields such as advanced manufacturing, energy, health care, and pharmaceuticals.

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“Offering these entrance scholarships is one way that we can recognize learners for their academic achievements and welcome them to our college to get educated and trained in a field that will provide many opportunities,” Tanya Running, Sault College’s manager of strategic enrolment, said in a news release.

“For students applying from high school, this is an amazing opportunity, as all those who receive an offer into the program will be entitled to a scholarship.”

Eligibility depends on various criteria, including a student’s grade point average. But the highest allotment is a renewable $4,000 scholarship for students entering the program from high school who have a grade point average of 90 per cent or higher.

The program will provide students with training in mechanical, electrical and computer engineering, through hands-on experience with industry-standard advanced technology and practical co-operative work placements.

More details about the scholarship program are available here.