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TAC Foundation Scholarships: University of Windsor

Wednesday, April 22, 2015

The Transportation Association of Canada (TAC) Foundation has unveiled a major new program of undergraduate scholarships at the University of Windsor.

Five scholarships worth $5,000 each will be available annually to transportation engineering students. Recipients will be selected by the University.

Scholarships are provided by the TAC Foundation, supported by a gift from the Norman Esch Foundation, and leveraged with matching funds provided by the University. These awards, which will be available for five years (2015-2019), will be known as ‘The Transportation Association of Canada and the Norman Esch Foundation Undergraduate Scholarships in Transportation Science and Engineering’.

The TAC Foundation set up a similar program in 2014 at McMaster University for graduate students. Again, this was made possible by a gift from the Esch Foundation.

The Esch Foundation was established in 2004 by Mr. Norman Esch in support of his belief that the future of Canada would be well served by engineers. It directly supports the development of students receiving training within the interdisciplinary applications of Engineering Sciences. Its goals include supporting creative and entrepreneurial students in the pursuit of research and development and its commercialization for the benefits of Canada.

TAC Foundation Executive Director Brian Henderson recognizes the importance of supporting the development of students in this industry. “We are very grateful to the Norman Esch Foundation for extending its generosity to include support for the mandate and objectives of the TAC Foundation.”

Organizations interested in working with the TAC Foundation to support its scholarships, or other programs are invited to contact foundation@tac-atc.ca or call Executive Director, Brian Henderson, at (416) 225-6744.