For over two decades, the Ontario Branch of the Club Management Association of Canada has proudly offered scholarships to deserving students with a career interest in the private club industry. To date we have awarded over 50 scholarships totaling over $60,000. This scholarship is available for all job disciplines including food and beverage, golf & other sport sections, maintenance and administration.
The Committee's mandate is to educate and promote the club industry as a viable career option. We recognize that it takes a combination of both hard work and educational funding for most students to achieve their goal to a post-secondary education. This scholarship program has helped to address the critical need for student funding and to meet our Society's objective of attracting young talent into our Club industry.
This year, the Ontario Branch is proud to award a $2,000 scholarship to a qualified student currently working at an Ontario Branch club. The Ontario Branch was pleased to have received multiple quality applications from students. This achievement is a testament to the on-going commitment of the CMAC and the Ontario Branch to develop the brightest and talented future Club Managers.
On behalf of the Ontario Branch Board of Directors and the Career Awareness Committee, we are pleased to announce the deserving recipient of the 2021 Ontario Scholarship Award as Megan Piché from Buffalo Canoe Club. Throughout the interview process, Megan presented herself with professionalism and keen interest in the club industry.
As a member of the Junior Activities team at Buffalo Canoe Club, Megan is honing her skills to be a leader in the club industry including eventually obtaining her CCM designation. Megan has recently graduated from the Sport Management program at Brock University and is now working to earn her Masters of Applied Health Sciences, Sport Management. Megan came across as very genuine and compassionate and has demonstrated that she can be a leader in the Club world. It is the hope of the Career Awareness Committee that the scholarship and membership in CMAC will assist Megan greatly in obtaining her goals.
In addition to the $2,000 scholarship, Megan will also receive a one year student membership with CMAC and we hope that she will find association with our Society to be beneficial and rewarding to her career goals.