Westcan invests in future generations

EDMONTON, Alta. – Westcan Bulk Transport recently put some funds into the pockets of 35 students in Western Canada.

The Edmonton-based carrier recently doled out $122,000 in scholarships to children of employees of the carrier.

“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, CEO of Westcan.

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.

Eligibility requirements are based on enrollment in a post-secondary 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 1A Driver.

The Paul Albrechtsen scholarship is made possible each year with contributions from the Driver’s Advisory Board, Paul Albrechtsen, Westcan and private donations.

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