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Aboriginal Youth Awarded GE Scholarships

June 21, 2011

TORONTO -- June 21, 2011- GE and the Institute of International Education (IIE) has announced its five 2011 GE Foundation Scholar-Leaders regional winners. For the first time since its inception, the program is exclusively offering financial support and skills development opportunities to Canadian-resident Aboriginal individuals.

GE Foundation's Scholar-Leaders program supports outstanding students who are pursuing the fields of engineering or business management. In addition to providing financial support, the program incorporates leadership training and mentorships over a three-year period. Scholars also work-shadow GE employees to gain insight into prospective careers and learn about the skills needed for their career advancement.

"Post-secondary education is a critical component to drive Canada's success", says Terry Peach, HR manager, GE Canada. "We are delighted to recognize these five outstanding individuals and their many accomplishments."

The program provides $4,000 annually for a maximum of three years. These funds can be used to offset the costs of tuition, textbooks, supplies and living expenses during the academic year. GE also considers scholarship recipients for summer and post-graduate employment.

The 2011 GE Foundation Scholar-Leaders regional winners are:

  • Lenny McKay -- University of Manitoba
  • Jeboah Godron -- University of Ottawa
  • Mason Ducharme -- Capilano University
  • Trent Charles -- Grant MacEwan University
  • Nicholas Fleming -- Queen's University

For more information on the GE Foundation Scholar-Leaders Program, visit


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For further information:

Saira Husain
Communications Specialist, GE Canada
(905) 858-5731
[email protected]


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