Jacob Hillerby Memorial Award

Award Value: TBA

Term Awarded: Fall

This award is founded in memory of Jake Hillerby, who, as a baby, was fascinated with switches and gears and showed a focused determination to figure out how different objects worked. He seemed destined to be an engineer one day, just like his father and grandfather, using his engineering degree to solve problems that could improve people’s lives. Jacob died before he got that chance, so his family and friends have donated the money for this award to support other students to use their engineering skills to improve people’s lives in some way. This award will be given to an engineering student living at Renison University College, who can demonstrate financial need and shows an intention to use their engineering skills to improve people’s lives. 

To be eligible for this award, a student must:

  • Be living in residence at Renison University College at the time of their application
  • Be registered full-time in a program in the Faculty of Engineering at the University of Waterloo
  • Be able to demonstrate financial need
  • Submit a scholarship application