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Media release: L-3 WESCAM donates $100,000 to Mohawk College for scholarships and new equipment

HAMILTON (April 4, 2012) – L-3 WESCAM is donating $100,000 in support of scholarships and new equipment for students in Mohawk College’s Faculty of Engineering Technology.

Twenty $2,000 academic merit scholarships will be awarded over the next five years to students in Mohawk’s Electrical Engineering Technology and Mechanical Engineering Technology programs. In addition to donating $40,000 for scholarships, Burlington-based  L-3 WESCAM is contributing $60,000 toward the purchase of new lab equipment.

The scholarship and equipment donation will be announced during an L-3 WESCAM Lunch ‘n Learn session with approximately 100 Faculty of Engineering Technology students at noon on Wednesday, April 4 in room F118 at Mohawk’s Fennell Campus.


“Strong industry partnerships contribute directly to the success of our students and graduates. L-3 WESCAM’s donation of $100,000 will reward academic excellence and further enhance the quality of education for students in our Electrical Engineering Technology and Mechanical Engineering Technology programs.” – Tony Thoma, Dean, Mohawk Faculty of Engineering Technology.


  • The $100,000 donation is the first from L-3 WESCAM to Mohawk College.

  • Four $2,000 scholarships will be awarded during each of the next five years.

  • L-3 WESCAM and Mohawk College launched a six-course Bachelor of Technology (BTech) Leadership Certificate in 2008 for L-3 WESCAM employees.

  • Leadership from L-3 WESCAM serves on Program Advisory Committees within Mohawk’s Faculty of Engineering Technology.

  • More than 600 students are enrolled in Mohawk’s three-year Mechanical Engineering Technology and Electrical Engineering Technology programs.

L-3 WESCAM is a rapidly growing company providing systems that capture stabilized, high-magnification images from fixed-wing, rotary-wing, UAV, aerostat, ground and marine based platforms.  From low-altitude tactical missions to long-range covert surveillance missions, images are transmitted in real-time to fixed and mobile receive locations for immediate interpretation.  WESCAM’s MX-Series of Electro-optic and Infrared (OE/IR), laser, surveillance and targeting systems provide unparalleled image stability and long-range detection capability to Defense/Military, Homeland Security, Search and Rescue and Airborne law enforcement agencies worldwide. 

Mohawk College serves 15,000 full-time and apprenticeship students and 42,000 continuing education registrants annually. Students have ranked Mohawk first among all colleges in the Greater Toronto and Hamilton Area for quality of learning, programs, services and facilities as well as overall student and graduate satisfaction.


Jay Robb, Director of Communications, Mohawk College

905.979.8893 (cell), 905.575.1212 ext. 3965, jay.robb@mohawkcollege.ca