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Clifford Simmons Scholarship


Clifford Simmons Scholarship




Engineering and Applied Science


Any program in the Faculty of Engineering and Applied Science


First year



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General information

 Two awards of $1,000 are available to eligible students. Students must:

  • Have a minimum admission average of 85%.

About the Donor

The life of a remarkable man.

Clifford Simmons’ early years were defined by the aftermath of WWI and the Great Depression. His parents emigrated from England in early 1900’s, and Clifford and his four siblings were born in Canada.

With only a grade seven education, he taught himself to become a tool and die maker, a mechanic, a welder and assorted other trades.

In 1936, he and his older brother established a tool and die welding shop in Toronto. That same year he married, giving him a focus in life. Business was interrupted as both brothers served in the Royal Canadian Air Force during WWII. After the war, they set up their tool and die shop in Trenton, Ontario.

Clifford worked in the business he loved until he was 90 years old. His hobbies included wood-carving, rebuilding tractors, gun-smithing, hunting and helping others.

Due to his lack of a formal education, he was determined that his children would have every opportunity to excel in their chosen fields. He was a strong believer in family, a proud Canadian and a wonderful role model.

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