TORONTO, Ont. — Two young Ontario women, Amanda Lampman and Ruth-Ann Grossett have been selected to receive the Bud Barr Scholarship Fund for 2004.
The fund was established three years ago by the Ontario Trucking Association to provide financial assistance to families of university or college-bound son or daughter of an employee of an OTA member company having a tough time making ends meet as the result of illness, injury or death of their parent. Each recipient receives $2,500 towards post-secondary studies.
Amanda Lampman is attending Brock University in St. Catharines where she is studying Therapeutic Recreation and wishes to make a career in working with the brain injured.
She is the daughter of David Lampman, a truck driver who died in July of this year when his straight truck collided with an out-of-control car in front of him. Mr. Lampman was a broker for Mobile Cartage in Hamilton.
Ruth-Ann Grossett is attending York University in Toronto where she is pursuing a degree in specialized economics. She aspires to become an investment banker.
She is the daughter of Ricky Grossett, employed by D & W Forwarders Inc., who passed away unexpectedly. Her mother Victoria is also employed by the company.
The award is named in honour of Bud Barr in recognition of his lifelong commitment to educating the trucking industry’s offspring. Bud Barr is the current head of the OTA Education Foundation Inc., a registered non-profit organization and a retired former owner and senior manager in the Ontario trucking industry.
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