Roads Scholars & Scholarship Program
OAPC Roads Scholars
The Roads Scholar Program was developed through OAPC’s Plant and Paving Committee and is an initiative intended to better engage and educate young people about the industry as they are making career choices. Select students are invited to OAPC's Spring Operations Seminar free of charge and are formally recognized at the seminar. The program provides students with an excellent opportunity learn more about the industry and to network with industry leaders.
Students who demonstrate exemplary leadership within their respective programs and who express an interest in the asphalt paving industry are selected by our partner colleges which include Algonquin, Canadore, Centennial, Connestogoa, Georgian and Fleming Colleges.
OAPC Roads Scholarships
In late 2013 OAPC (formerly OHMPA) decided to expand its offering beyond networking and educational opportunities and developed the Roads Scholarships program. The Roads Scholarship Program is a part of a long-term strategy to partner with local colleges from diverse regions of Ontario and increase awareness of the benefits of joining the industry and to promote training opportunities already.
Students from each college are selected based on their academic achievement and exceptional leadership and technical skills. Special consideration for the scholarship is given to students who express a keen interest in the road building and asphalt industry.
Roads Scholarship Recipients
2019 Algonquin College Student: Cameron Pryor
2019 Canadore College Student: Kelsey Wood
2019 Centennial College Student: Angela Laviolette
2019 Conestoga College Students: Chris McDougall, Duncan Goetze
2019 Fleming College Students: Nicolas Derome, Isaac Watt
2019 Georgian College Students: Thomas LeMoine, Amy Mejia
2018 Algonquin College Student: Stephanie Herstead
2018 Canadore College Student: Branden Liedtke
2018 Centennial College Students: Gregory Moore
2018 Conestoga College Students: Cory Ralston, Estaban Munoz
2018 Fleming College Students: David Watson, Patrick Kunz Purser
2017 Centennial College Students: Brandon Wilk, Pedro Moreira
2017 Conestoga College Students: Liam Scherbinsky, Frank Sanchez
2017 Fleming College Students: Benjamin Rauh, Nathan Woodrow
2017 Georgian College Students: Josh Foran, Lucas MacDonald
2016 Centennial College Students: Dongmin Jo, Chris Constantinou
2016 Conestoga College Students: Brian Mackie, Nicholas Rojas
2016 Fleming College Students: Christopher Coulas, Donald Strath
2015 Conestoga College Students: Matthew Smith, Donald Wilson
2015 Fleming College Students: Christopher Thompson, William Starling
2015 Georgian College Students: Glenn Watson, Lucas Kubbinga
2014 Conestoga College Students: Jeremy Andrews, Kyle Whiting
2014 Georgian College Students: Drew Gillespie, Michael Maynard-Spasov
2014 Fleming College Students: Aaron Wright, Ryan Steenburgh
Since 2013, 42 students have received $1,000 scholarships. Thus far $42,000 in scholarships have been given. OAPC’s partnership with colleges through the Roads Scholars and Roads Scholarship Program have made a positive impact in connecting students with industry employers.