Mechanical Contractors Association of Canada awarding close to $16,000 to students studying in mechanical contracting and engineering fields

OTTAWA, July 5, 2021 – The Mechanical Contractors Association of Canada (MCAC) has opened the application process for the 2021 Richard McKeagan Scholarship Series, which will see close to $16,000 awarded to students studying in the mechanical contracting and mechanical engineering fields.

The Richard McKeagan Scholarship Series, named in honour of past-CEO Richard McKeagan, is supported by MCAC Associate Members and MCA partners from across Canada to provide the funding for the program. Since its launch in 2006, the scholarship series has awarded more than $60,000 to deserving post-secondary students.

“Each year, MCA Canada is proud to support the next generation of employees in our sector through the Richard McKeagan Scholarship Series,” said Dave Holek, President and Chair of MCA Canada. “Our industry is working hard to attract the best and the brightest to our sector so we can keep up with the anticipated demands on our industry, as well as the new technologies and processes that continue to emerge. This program allows our association to connect with those students, and we are proud that past scholarship recipients have already joined our industry following their studies.”

The Richard McKeagan Scholarship Series targets the mechanical field of study and has been broadened to include several new initiatives, including scholarships specifically for females in the mechanical field and apprentices. This is in addition to the several scholarships available for financial assistance in the mechanical field of study.

Scholarships are available through the following MCAC Associate Members and MCA partners: Bradford White Canada, Federated Insurance, Masco/Delta, MCA Hamilton-Niagara, Reliance Worldwide, Uponor, the Women in Mechanical Construction initiative, and the broader Associate Membership of MCA Canada, which funds a single MCAC Associate Member Scholarship.

“Year after year, this scholarship program has provided important financial support to students across Canada,” added Holek. “The mechanical contracting sector is critical to the health and wellbeing of Canadians, and we are proud of the role this program plays to showcase our sector to future employees. I would encourage all eligible students or apprentices to apply for this program to support your very important education and training.”

More information about the Richard McKeagan Scholarship Series, as well as the online application form, can be found online at

The application deadline for this year’s scholarships is August 13, 2021.


About MCA Canada

The Mechanical Contractors Association of Canada is a national non-profit association comprised of dedicated professionals working together for the promotion, improvement, and advancement of the mechanical contracting industry. As well as mechanical contractors, MCAC welcomes service and repair contractors, manufacturers, wholesale distributors, and other construction industry related organizations.