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2015 TAC Foundation Scholarship Program Open

Thursday, January 8, 2015

The 2015 Transportation Association of Canada (TAC) Foundation scholarship program is now open and accepting applications until Monday, March 2.

The TAC Foundation’s scholarship program encourages and supports bright, young college and university (undergraduate and graduate) students pursuing studies and a career related to the planning, design, construction, operations, maintenance and program management of transportation infrastructure, including urban transit.

Full details and application forms for the 2015 Scholarship Program are available online at www.tac-foundation.ca. Application forms and supporting documents must be received by 4:00 pm EST, March 2, 2015.

All complete applications submitted by candidates meeting the eligibility criteria are reviewed, with this process coordinated by Scholarship Committee Chair, Luis Amador, Assistant Professor in the Department of Building, Civil & Environmental Engineering at Concordia University. If you are interested in serving as a volunteer reviewer, please contact amador@iram.ca.

In 2014, the TAC Foundation scholarship program provided 41 scholarships valuing $185,500. A similar number and value of scholarships are expected to be awarded in 2015. More than 364 scholarships worth almost $1.5 million have been awarded by the TAC Foundation since 2005.

New Community College / Cegep Scholarship Category

In late 2014 the TAC Foundation added a new scholarship category specifically dedicated to supporting community college or cegep students entering their final year of study in a transportation-related discipline. 

Supporting donors can ‘name’ their scholarship with a commitment of $2,500 per year for three years. These scholarships are available to college / cegep students across Canada, unless the donor prefers to support students from a particular region or institution. 

Thanks to EllisDon Corporation, Civil Division – the first donor to support a TAC Foundation community college / cegep named scholarship.

Become a Donor

Scholarships are funded by organizations and individuals that have an interest in supporting education in transportation-related disciplines AND connecting with top scholarship applicants about future employment opportunities in their organization via the Employment Connections component of the program.

To learn more about the scholarship program or becoming a donor, contact TAC Foundation Executive Director, Brian Henderson, at brianhenderson@rogers.com or 416-225-6744, or visit www.tac-foundation.ca.