The Ontario First Nations Technical Services Corporation (OFNTSC) is pleased to announce the creation of the Derrick Kamanga Memorial Scholarship Award.

This award will recognize a First Nation student that is working towards a career in the field of Engineering. This award honours the memory of Derrick Kamanga, B.A.Sc., M.Eng., P.Eng. Derrick’ s dedication to the field of water and wastewater engineering has made significant impacts on First Nations delivering safe drinking water to their respective communities.
Derrick participated in many projects during his time with the OFNTSC such as the Circuit Rider Training Program (CRTP), Water and Wastewater Treatment Process Guideline/Best Practices booklet, Risk Assessment Study of First Nation Water and Wastewater Systems, introduction of the Multi-Barrier Approach for water treatment systems, a seat on the Advisory Council on Drinking Water Quality and Testing Standards set up by the Ontario Government in the aftermath of the Walkerton Crisis and many more.
The Derrick Kamanga Memorial Scholarship Award consists of a bursary of $2000.00, a plaque commemorating the student’s achievement and an invitation to attend the OFNTSC’s Annual Conference and Tradeshow (all expenses paid) to accept the Award in person.
The application for this award is attached to the bottom of this page. If you have any questions about the application please feel free to contact Colin French,  Communications Officer, OFNTSC at 416 651 1443 ext.256 or by email at
The Derrick Kamanga Memorial Scholarship Award

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