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Mark Bain Scholarship

Submissions are now open for the inaugural Mark Bain P3 Scholarship. Applications are due by 11:59 p.m. ET on Thursday, June 6, 2024.

The $5,000 annual scholarship is open to undergraduate and post-graduate students entering their final year at a Canadian university who are enrolled in business, engineering, law or other relevant discipline for the 2024-2025 academic year.

One (1) award will be presented to a student based on a paper prepared on a topic directly relevant to infrastructure public-private partnerships (P3s) in Canada. This is a paper already prepared and submitted as part of a student’s coursework.

The following are examples of relevant paper topics, although by no means an exhaustive list:

  • Operations & maintenance
  • Climate change
  • Project Finance
  • Construction innovation
  • P3 performance


  • To qualify for a Mark Bain P3 Scholarship, you must be a full-time student registered at a recognized Canadian university in September 2024.
  • You must be a final year undergraduate or post-graduate student in business, engineering, law or other relevant discipline.
  • You must not have previously been awarded a Mark Bain P3 Scholarship.

We are committed to providing equal opportunities for all applicants, regardless of race, ethnicity, gender, sexual orientation, disability, religion, or socioeconomic background.

All students will be evaluated based on the quality of their application.

Please note that immediate family of sitting CCPPP board and staff members are not eligible to apply.

Evaluation Criteria

All submissions will undergo a 3-stage evaluation process, including a final evaluation by leading representatives from the Council’s board of directors.

Announcement of Results

The successful applicant will be notified in July 2024, with the scholarship cheque awarded in September 2024. 

The successful applicant will receive:

  1. A $5,000 scholarship to support the student’s continued education
  2. A complimentary student membership to The Canadian Council for Public-Private Partnerships
  3. One ticket to attend P3 2024, CCPPP’s Annual Conference, taking place November 4 & 5 at the Sheraton Centre Toronto Hotel

How to Apply

  1. Download and complete the application form below (including short bio)
  2. Include resume
  3. Include submitted paper. Your paper must have already been prepared and submitted as part of your coursework.

Submit your full application no later than 11:59 p.m. ET on Thursday, June 6, 2024, to [email protected]. Incomplete applications will not be considered.

More Information

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