Darren L. Buium Scholarship

EECOL Electric is launching a new scholarship award for students residing in western Canada, are in financial need, and are entering their first year of an engineering, electrical, technology, or construction-related program. The award is inspired by Darren L. Buium and is worth $1,500 CAD.

Darren Buium began his career at EECOL in 1979 and over the past 40 years held almost every position in the company, including Inside Sales, Outside Sales, Regional Manager, VP Sales, and COO. On October 1, 2013 he assumed the leadership role as EECOL’s President.  

Darren believed that if you do what you love, you’ll never work a day in your life. He was a visionary leader and had a flair for inspiring others to action in order to create a better future and solve problems in new and creative ways.  He embodied and strengthened the EECOL culture and prided himself in meeting the needs of EECOL’s customers the “EECOL Way.” Darren didn’t see customers as numbers. He saw real people with real needs, and gained a genuine sense of fulfillment and purpose from taking care of those needs.

Darren’s vision and commitment propelled EECOL to its present position in the industry. His hard work has ensured EECOL’s success well into the next 100 years.

To view the full terms and conditions for this scholarship award, click here.


Eligibility Requirements

  • All applicants must be a Canadian citizen or have permanent residence status in Canada.
  • All applicants must reside or attend school in British Columbia, Alberta, Saskatchewan, or Manitoba.
  • All applicants must be entering their first year of an engineering, electrical, technology, or construction-related program at an accredited university or college.
    • Exceptions will be made to these programs if you have the intention of entering the electrical industry.
  • All applicants must be in financial need. This is characterized by meeting requirements for provincial aid.

Application Requirements

  • Complete application form at apply.scholarshipscanada.com
  • Proof of enrolment or acceptance in the first year of an engineering, electrical, technology, or construction-related program at an accredited post-secondary institution.
    • If you provide proof of acceptance, you must provide proof of enrolment if selected as a recipient of the award.
  • A 300-500 word essay answering the question:
    • Tell us about a time when you took initiative. What did you learn from this experience?
  • Proof of financial need status will be required if selected as a finalist for the award. This would include any documentation that confirms that you meet the requirements for provincial aid.