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As a not for profit event, all of the proceeds from the paid training courses and the trade show are donated to local Calgary institutions such as: the University of Calgary, and the Southern Alberta Institute of Technology (SAIT); for use as student bursaries. These bursaries are helping to educate future industry experts for the pumping industry.

Using the proceeds from the 2015 Symposium, CPS was very pleased to use an amount of $40,000, with identical government matching, to create a perpetual endowment at SAIT.  The endowment will create two $1,400.00 awards per year for eligible 2nd year students enrolled in the Mechanical Engineering Technology program in the School of Manufacturing and Automation.

From the proceeds of the 2017 Calgary Pump Symposium, the CPS was able to provide a gift of $35,000 to the University of Calgary.  The gift will be used to create six individual Student Awards worth $5,833.33 each, spread over 2 years.  The awards are offered to 2nd, 3rd and 4th year undergraduate students in the Schulich School of Engineering enrolled in Mechanical Engineering and are based on a combination of Academic Merit, Financial Need and Extra-Curricular Activities demonstrating Leadership.  These awards can be used to assist with tuition, books and the cost of living.