Scholarships for Socially Responsible Projects

In 2023, $2500 CAD was awarded to two engineering students who showed passion, promise, and dedication to their work!

This year, we are excited to receive your innovative project proposals that connect social responsibility and engineering excellence, providing two dedicated students with a $2500 CAD scholarship! And one more exciting news. If you are really passionate about your idea and determined to implement it, we will also consider sponsoring your project!

The application process is now closed. The winners will be annonced soon!

2023 Winners

Polina Maller

Civil engineering student

"I chose to be an engineer to explore the world around me; to recognize, appreciate and design the little details that make everything work. Thank you to Progressive Automations for this opportunity to pursue my future in engineering by supporting my passion in creating."

Lehigh University

Karen Metry Mekhail

Computer engineering student

"To me engineering is striving to perfection in everything we do. To take the best that exists and make it better, and when it does not exist, we design it. There's nothing I believe in more strongly than getting young people interested in science and engineering, for a better tomorrow, for all humankind. I believe that, as engineers, we turn dreams into reality."


This year, we decided to take it even further and encourage our Scholarship applicants to make a real-world impact with their engineering skills!

Instead of simply proposing an engineering project, we invite you to take on a thrilling challenge and develop a project that aligns with our company's social responsibility goals to FOSTER INCLUSIVITY AND ACCESSIBILITY IN PUBLIC SPACES. You will have a chance to directly contribute to your community and create a positive change by using your engineering talents!


Unleash your creativity and problem-solving skills to make a real difference! Show us how your project will bring about a lasting impact and transform lives.

Make a contribution to constructing an accessible playground with equipment designed for children with disabilities.

Promote accessibility enhancement in public parks and recreational areas.

Address other challenges of people with limited mobility by demonstrating passion and commitment to positively impacting the community.


Write an Essay

All applicants must write a 700-word essay, detailing why you think you should receive this scholarship. We want to learn all about your academic achievements, your drive to succeed as an engineer, your passion for the field, your personal achievements, your educational expectations for the future and what you think the next ten years of your professional life will look like!

Utilize the Linear Actuator for Your Design

Your engineering innovation is something we crave to learn more about. Using our electric linear actuators and corresponding products as your basis, we want you to describe or design an inventive project related to social responsibility. These don’t have to be ground-breaking technologies – they can be as simple as you like. Points are scored for creative-thinking and inventiveness!


Applicants must be enrolled in the September 2024 semester at a recognized Canadian or American post-secondary college or university. This must be a full-time engineering course. Optional: Applicants can demonstrate their academic performance by submitting a copy of their high-school transcripts.

Photograph Yourself

Please supply an image of yourself that may be featured on our website and social media. Ideally, include a headshot, alongside other images that you would like to be included!

Spill Your Ideas

If you have anything extra you would like to show or tell us about, feel free to include it in your submission!

You are not eligible

If you have already received the award in a previous year.

We can't wait to see your innovative project proposals that bridge social responsibility and engineering excellence! Let's work together to create a better world that embraces inclusivity and diversity.

The application process is now closed. The winners will be annonced soon!

* Important

All submissions are subject to review and approval by Progressive Automations. Reimbursement does not account for shipping charge.