Bulk Transport is awarding $122,000 in scholarships to 35 students from across Western Canada. Introduced in 1981, the Paul Albrechtsen Scholarship was created to assist the children of Westcan employees in obtaining a post-secondary education.
Since then, the scholarship has provided $954,300 in tuition assistance, helping 471 students on their road to success.
“We believe that education is an important investment. Westcan is pleased to help these students build a foundation for a successful future,” said Tom Kenny, Westcan CEO.
The Paul Albrechtsen scholarship is made possible each year thanks to contributions from the Driver’s Advisory Board, Albrechtsen, Westcan and private donations.
Eligibility requirements are based on enrollment in a postsecondary program and a parent who is currently employed on a full-time basis with Westcan for a minimum of one year prior to application. Students are eligible to receive up to $4,500 per school year for four years depending on the amount of their tuition.
Extra funding is available for any student interested in training as a Class 1/A driver.
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