Scholarships / Internships

In 2021, the TAC Foundation is pleased to offer students the opportunity to apply for:

  • scholarships of $2500 to $6000 EACH to support their post-secondary education in transportation-related studies;

  • AND paid summer internship positions offering on-the-job training at transportation employers across Canada.  

Apply for EITHER or BOTH using a single application form! Our top applicants can also share information about their future employment interests with our donor organizations in the hopes of making a match through the Employment Connections component of our program! 


All applicants:

  • Must be Canadian citizens or permanent residents.
  • Must be enrolled at a post-secondary institution (university or college) in an academic program related to, and hope to pursue a career in, the planning, design, construction, operations, maintenance and program management of road and highway infrastructure and urban transportation. This includes, but isn't limited to, civil and transportation engineering. 
  • May only be awarded one (1) TAC Foundation scholarship at each stage of their education (community college, university undergraduate, graduate).
  • May apply for and receive scholarships from other sources.

College/CEGEP student and university undergraduate applicants:

  • Must be enrolled in at least two semesters of full-time studies from September 2021 through August 2022, AND graduate by September 2022
  • Note: Co-op semesters administered through post secondary institutions may be used towards this requirement

University graduate student applicants:

  • Must be admissible to or enrolled in a full-time transportation-related graduate (masters or doctorate) program in a transportation-related discipline. 
  • Must complete at least two semesters of full-time studies from September 2021 through August 2022

To Apply

Applications for all students are closed.

Deadlines & Timelines

December Application period opens
February 28 Application deadline
March Internship applications are forwarded to participating companies, who manage the hiring process independent of the TAC Foundation
April-May Scholarships applications are reviewed and scored
June Finalists are contacted to confirm eligibility
July-August All applicants are contacted with results. Recipients are announced
August-September Recipients provide final information required and cheques are mailed
Watch a quick presentation on our scholarships and internships

General Information

  • The TAC Foundation evaluates and scores all qualifying applications. The highest ranking applicants in the college/CEGEP, undergraduate and graduate categories will be eligible for scholarships providing they meet specific donor conditions. Preference may be given to candidates with relevant work experience.
  • Applicants should advise the TAC Foundation of any change of email address since submitting their application.
  • All applicants agree, by submission of their application, to publication of personal data (such as name, educational institution, amount of award, focus of research and other related information) in TAC or TAC Foundation publications, including but not limited to TAC News, TAC's website, as well as announcements at TAC and Foundation events. 
  • For additional information or questions, contact