Wally McIntosh Memorial Scholarship

Wally McIntosh would certainly be proud of the hardworking students recognized each year through a Memorial Scholarhip award presented in his name by the Ontario Sheet Metal Contractors Association (OSM). The former OSM president who passed away in 1982 at the height of his career always held education in high esteem.

Each year presents a new challenge for the panel of five judges who decide on the two most deserving applicants. Not only are their academic achievements considered, but so are their extra-curricular activities, community outreach, leadership qualities and employment history.

Each year OSM offers two, $2000 scholarships to children of OSM member firm employees who are graduating from high school, and entering college or university studies.

The scholarship fund also offers a $1000 scholarship to a deserving student enrolled at Lambton College, located in the McIntosh’s home town. 2018-19 will be the last year for the scholarship being awarded to a student enrolled at lambton College. The OSM Board of Directors has decided to instead annaully award a  $1000 scholarship to the graduated apprentice of the Ontario Sheet Metal Workers' Training Centre acheiving the highest averaged marks in all three day school programs and test mark acheived on the Certificate of Qualification. The qualifying apprentice must have attended all three phases of day school at the training centre.

Winners Announced

After much deliberation and discussion, the panel awarded the scholarship awards to Teanna Kavanaugh and Bryan Marr. Miss Kavanaugh is the daughter of Lorraine Kavanaugh of Spada Sheet Metal. Kavanaugh is studying Human Kinetics at the University of Windsor.

Mr. Marr is the son of Renee Marr of E.S. Fox. Marr is studying Biomedical Sciences (French Immersion) at the University of Ottawa.

This year’s Lambton College recipient is Brent Bork. Bork is currently in his first year enrolled in the Millwright Mechanical Technician program at Lambton.

Congratulations to all recipients!