GUELPH – C.F. Crozier & Associates Inc. has announced the first recipient of the engineering firm’s new scholarship fund at the University of Guelph.
Crozier has committed $25,000 over five years to the university for the fund that is named after the company.
“We look forward to continuing our long-standing relationship with the University of Guelph, fostering talent and building careers from the ground up,” said Crozier president Nick Mocan.
The University of Guelph C.F. Crozier & Associates Inc. Scholarship is awarded to one student each year enrolled in the Bachelor of Engineering program.
Yusra Hasan was selected “for her outstanding academic achievement and drive.”
She was inspired by her entrepreneurial family in the construction business to pursue an education in environmental engineering and to contribute these skills to bettering society.
“This generous award – among the most valuable available to our undergraduate engineering students – offers significant financial relief at a time when the pandemic has negatively impacted students’ finances, job opportunities, and more,” said Richard Zytner, interim dean at the College of Engineering and Physical Sciences.
“The C.F. Crozier & Associates Inc. Scholarship is empowering the next generation of Guelph Engineers like Yusra Hasan, allowing them to achieve their true potential throughout their time at the School of Engineering.”
Many graduates from the University of Guelph have built careers at Crozier, including the company’s president Nick Mocan, who arrived as a student at the university over 15 years ago.
Graduating from the same program, Amanda Pinto, a land development engineering intern at Crozier, was recently named this year’s University of Guelph Young Alumnus Award recipient for outstanding leadership in the engineering community.
Since joining the Crozier team in 2018, Amanda has assisted with a variety of impactful and complex projects including sustainable stormwater management research and design.
She also serves as the chair of the Professional Engineers Ontario Grand River Chapter 30×30 Committee to help promote the number of licensed women in the engineering field.