Western Engineering student receives Wellington Financial's Award in Technology Evaluation & Analysis
Congratulations are in order!
Laura Perry, an Engineering student at Western University, is the inaugural recipient of the Wellington Financial LP Award in Technology Evaluation and Analysis. Given our deep connection to the Canadian Innovation Economy, we have started to endow scholarships to encourage business and engineering students to learn more about how to size up a tech company. The better young people are at evaluating technology firms, the thought goes, the more likely they will be to join the venture space. Which should make for a better fundraising climate down the road for Canadian entrepreneurs.
For every 100 people who apply for an investment banking job, I’d doubt more than a single University grad considers the Canadian venture space. We are trying to change that.
The criteria for the award is straightforward (from the UWO intranet):
Awarded annually to a full-time undergraduate student at the Richard Ivey School of Business, or the Faculty of Engineering, who exhibits demonstrated leadership skills, and a passion for technology evaluation and analysis. Students from Ivey will be eligible during even years and those from Engineering will be eligible during odd years. Business students must submit a one-page statement outlining their skills and interest in technology evaluation and analysis by September 30th to the HBA Program Office. The Scholarship Committee of the Richard Ivey School of Business will review and select the recipient. Engineering students must submit their one-page statement and award application on-line through the Engineering Undergraduate Services website www.eng.uwo.ca/undergraduate/award_information.html) by September 30th. The Undergraduate Awards Committee in the Faculty of Engineering will review and select the recipient. This award was established by a generous gift from Wellington Financial LP.
With Laura is Western Engineering Prof Ken McIsaac. Over the coming months, we will announce another scholarship at a second major Canadian University. The profile of the award will be the same: encourage undergrads to become key players in our broader ecosystem.
Congratulations Laura from the Wellington team!