TAC Foundation Scholarship Application Reviewers

Tuesday, March 4, 2014

The Transportation Association of Canada (TAC) Foundation awards approximately 45 scholarships valued at over $150,000 annually to students enrolled in transportation-related post-secondary programs. 

The scholarship application deadline has past, and volunteer reviewers are needed to review and rate the applications. The Scholarship Committee chair, Eric Hildebrand of University of New Brunswick, assigns several applications and provides the rating criteria to each volunteer, who is typically asked to review three or four applications. This process takes about 1-2 hours. 

If you are interested in participating as a volunteer reviewer, contact Eric Hildebrand at edh@unb.ca.

TAC Foundation scholarships are funded by donor organizations and individuals that support the Foundation’s mandate and primary focus on roadways and their strategic linkages and inter-relationships with other components of the transportation system. Scholarship recipients are announced in mid-summer and they and their donors are also acknowledged at the Tuesday Lunch of the 2014 TAC Conference & Exhibition, September 28-October 1 in Montreal.

Employment Connections

A new feature has been added to the TAC Foundation Scholarship program for 2014. ‘Employment Connections’ will provide a way for the Foundation's major donors to connect with top scholarship applicants (recipients and finalists) about future employment opportunities in their organization.

Late in the application review process, top applicants (scholarship winners and finalists) will have the option to submit information, along with their resumé, about their future employment interests. In the fall after scholarships have been awarded, this information will be compiled and shared with top TAC Foundation donor organizations for their consideration as potential new talent.

Recognizing Contributions via a Named Scholarship

Did you know that TAC Foundation donors committing at least $5,500 per year for a minimum of three years are provided the opportunity to name the associated scholarship for an individual, company, association or other group?

An increasing number of TAC Foundation donors are indeed naming their scholarship to help recognize an individual who has made a significant contribution to the success of their organization. Not only is the individual’s name included in the scholarship title, but a brief acknowledgement of the individual’s contributions can be immortalized as part of the overall scholarship description.   

For more information about becoming a TAC Foundation donor or volunteer, visit www.tac-foundation.ca or email foundation@tac-atc.ca