Hugh A. Krentz Student Award

Established in 2015 to honour the contributions of Mr. Krentz as a member of the CWB Group Board of Directors from 1979 to 2010

Overview

The Hugh A. Krentz Student Award is a National award established in 2015 to honour the contributions of Mr. Krentz as a member of the CWB Group Board of Directors from 1979 to 2010, and his passion and leadership related to the development and use of construction standards and their resulting contribution to protecting the safety of the public. In addition to his service on the CWB Group Board, Mr. Krentz also served as President of the Canadian Institute of Steel Construction from 1978 to 2001 and as the Chairman of the Standards Council of Canada from 2001 to 2011.

This award will be given to a Canadian student enrolled in their final year of study in a 2 or 3 year welding engineering technology or engineering undergraduate program who shows exemplary academic excellence, a demonstrated passion for the welding industry, standardization and public safety.

To be eligible to apply for the award, applicants must meet the following criteria:

Be enrolled in their final year of study in a full-time, 2, 3 or 4 year Canadian post-secondary program in one of the following courses:

  1. Welding Technician
  2. Welding Engineering Technology
  3. Welding Engineering Technicians
  4. Welding (Fabrication) Technicians
  5. Welding Specialist Engineering Techniques
  6. Manufacturing Engineering Technology
  7. Welding Engineering
  8. Mechanical, Materials or Civil Engineering with a focus or specialization in welding

Complete the online application form in its entirety. You will require the following in order to do so.

  • 2 references (cannot be a family member)
  • A written essay (minimum 1,000 words) describing as a minimum:
    1. what led them to choose their field of study;
    2. academic achievement and awards;
    3. why they believe welding / construction standards are important for the Canadian public;
    4. welding related volunteer or work experience; and,
    5. future career goals.
  • A minimum of one (1) letter of recommendation from a supervising faculty member of the student’s learning institution relating to the student’s activities in welding, academic performance and suitability for the award.
  • A minimum of one (1) letter of recommendation from a person of the students choosing relating to the student’s activities in welding, his/her character, and suitability for the award.
  • A current transcript verification report from the learning institution with all available program marks / assessments for the enrolled program of study.

Selection of the recipient for the award will be made by the Executive Director of the CWA Foundation based on a combination of the applicant’s academic performance and their essay.

Weighting of the criteria is as follows:

Academic achievement and awards (minimum 85% average) 40
Welding related volunteer or work experience 10
Strength of essay in describing career goals and interest in a career in the industry 10
Strength of essay in describing why they believe welding / construction standards are important for the Canadian public 30
Overall essay – grammatically correct, free of errors; presentation 10
TOTAL AVAILABLE SCORE 100

All applicants must confirm their agreement with the following expectations should they be a recipient of the award:

  • Recipients must agree to be publically acknowledged and recognized.
  • Recipients must agree to include their name and photograph in any internal and/or external communications or marketing collateral that the CWA Foundation deems appropriate.
  • Recipients must agree to the publication of their essay at the full discretion of the CWA Foundation.