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ORBA scholarships are presented annually to two high school and two post-secondary students who are enrolled in a civil engineering program at an Ontario university or a civil technology or technician program at an Ontario college. The recipients are recognized at ORBA’s annual Convention.

Now accepting 2016 scholarship applications!

ORBA Scholarship Information

2016 Scholarship Application – Joe Bunting Scholarship / J.D. Chick Scholarship

Scholarship Application – ORBA Civil Technology Scholarship / ORBA Civil Engineering Scholarship 

Congratulations to our 2016 ORBA Civil Technology Scholarship / ORBA Civil Engineering Scholarship recipients!


Joe Bunting Scholarship

Honouring his dedication to and active involvement in ORBA’s training and education activities, the Joe Bunting Scholarship is awarded annually to a student attending an Ontario college or equivalent and entering the final year of a Civil Technology/Technician program.

Joe Bunting was known for his dedication to training and education of young people in the industry. Joe served as Chair of ORBA’s Education Committee from the late 1990s through to the mid 2000s. He was a champion of the ‘Civil Construction Management Education Series’ which was a joint program run out of Ryerson University. Joe was also a significant supporter of the Road Building Academy concept and took an active interest and role curriculum development, interviewing and selecting instructors and opening courses in person at Ryerson. Joe worked in management for Warren Paving most of his career, moving to Miller Paving in his final work years.

J.D. Chick Scholarship

Honouring his commitment to ORBA as its first President, the J.D. Chick Scholarship is awarded annually to a student attending an Ontario university and entering the final year of Civil Engineering discipline. Becoming ORBA President in 1926, J.D. served as President of Chick Construction, one of the biggest road builders in Ontario in the 1920s and 30s. The companies’ business grew in the 1940s, securing contracts for work on the Alaska Highway in B.C.

ORBA Civil Technology Scholarship

The ORBA Civil Technology Scholarship is awarded annually to a student graduating from an Ontario high school and entering the first year of a program in Civil Technology at an Ontario college of equivalent.

ORBA Civil Engineering Scholarship

The ORBA Civil Engineering Scholarship is awarded annually to a student graduating from an Ontario high school and entering the first year of a program in Civil Engineering at an Ontario university.

Congratulations to our 2015 scholarship recipients! scholarship