Scholarships and Bursaries
Fisher Gauge Limited was started as a small, one-man workshop in the basement of the family home in East City, Peterborough in 1942 by William Fisher. With the help of other family members, including his brother Chester, sons Paul and Doug, and nephew Jim, Fisher Gauge grew to be an internationally recognized company selling zinc alloy die-cast components.
Chester began his formal association with Fisher Gauge in 1955 as their Production Manager. Prior to joining Fisher Gauge, Chester apprenticed as a tool and die maker with Canadian General Electric in Peterborough and progressed into various management positions before joining Fisher Gauge. Over the years, he was responsible for the company's community relations and administration. It was Chester who took the lead in devising the expansion plan to Watertown, New York in 1964 and the Otonabee Plant in Peterborough in 1974. Chester was very active in the church and church outreach and with Fisher Gauge right up until he passed away in May 1992 shortly after his 70th Birthday.
Fisher Gauge has had a long-standing relationship with the College. Fisher Gauge has been an employer of Fleming graduates for many years and has used the College's training services to upgrade the skills of their workers.
The Chester Fisher Memorial Student Bursary has been created to honour Chester Fisher and Fisher Gauge's commitment to the Peterborough community.
Awarded to a domestic, full-time student in a Business or Business Administration program who demonstrates financial need.
* Student must have resided in Ontario for twelve months prior to beginning their post-secondary studies.