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ENMAX announces new engineering scholarship and Calgary business fund

/ Calgary

​ENMAX Corporation (ENMAX) announced today the establishment of a new scholarship for eligible University of Calgary engineering students as well as a new business development fund, in partnership with the Calgary Chamber of Commerce, to support Calgary's dynamic and diverse small business community. These investments in education and the local business community are in recognition of the legacy of ENMAX's former President and CEO, Gianna Manes, who led the company from 2012 until June 2020.

Scholarship details

The ENMAX ENPower Scholarship will be awarded to an undergraduate student entering their second, third or fourth year in the University of Calgary Schulich School of Engineering and actively participating in the Women in Science and Engineering (WISE) student group, which helps women succeed in the fields of science and engineering.

The $5,000 scholarship will be awarded based on academic merit and financial need to one student per year for a duration of five years.

Fund details

The ENMAX Amplifier, a new business development fund created in partnership with the Calgary Chamber of Commerce, will be awarded to an existing small business in Calgary focused on evolving their business to the next level and demonstrating leadership and innovation in their industry.

The $25,000 fund will be granted to one small business per year for a duration of two years and will be administered by the Chamber of Commerce.

"Gianna has made a tremendous impact in our community through her strong and empathetic leadership," said Sandip Lalli, President & CEO of the Calgary Chamber. "We are honoured to be celebrating her legacy by supporting the next generation of leaders and the future of our city through this fund."

"The ENMAX ENPower Scholarship and the ENMAX Amplifier are both investments in the future of Calgary, recognizing the importance of education, innovation and entrepreneurship, and Gianna's legacy of support to our community," said Greg Melchin, ENMAX Board Chair. "We look forward to hearing the future stories of the recipients of these awards."

"These two awards embody ENMAX's mission to power potential," said Gianna Manes. "I'm honoured to depart ENMAX knowing the scholarship and fund will give students and businesses – the backbone of growth and innovation – assistance towards fulfilling their goals and making a positive impact on the Calgary community."

More information about The ENMAX ENPower Scholarship and The ENMAX Amplifier fund will be shared by the University of Calgary and the Calgary Chamber of Commerce in the coming months.


Headquartered in Calgary, Alberta, with operations across Alberta and Maine, ENMAX Corporation (ENMAX) is a leading provider of electricity services, products and solutions. Through its subsidiaries, ENMAX Power Corporation and Versant Power (formerly Emera Maine), ENMAX owns and operates transmission and distribution utilities in Calgary, Alberta and northern and eastern Maine, safely and reliably delivering electricity to all Calgary homes and businesses and more than 159,000 customers in Maine. Through ENMAX Energy Corporation, ENMAX owns and operates 1,509 MW of generation and offers a range of innovative electricity, natural gas, energy and engineering services to more than 674,000 residential, commercial and industrial customers across Alberta.  ENMAX is a private corporation and The City of Calgary is its sole shareholder.


Julia Perkins
ENMAX Corporation
403-689-6150 (media line)

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