TORONTO – For the third consecutive year, TransCore Link Logistics awarded $5,000 in scholarships as part of its LinkScholar Program. Recognizing two of Canada’s most academically-minded high-school students in the transportation industry, each winner will receive tuition assistance towards post-secondary fees this fall.
This year’s recipients were Jonathan Parlee of Norton, New Brunswick, and Cassandra Fenlon of Thunder Bay, Ontario. TransCore Link Logistics’ scholarship winners were the finalists selected by an independent adjudicator and demonstrated the strongest combination of academic excellence, well-roundedness, leadership and benevolence.
“We are proud of these two recipients who are passionately making a civic impact in their communities while balancing excellence in academics,” shared Claudia Milicevic, senior director & general manager of TransCore Link Logistics. “The future is bright for these young leaders.”
Jonathan, son of Reg Parlee at Eagle Transportation Systems (a division of R&G Transport Ltd.), is an aspiring engineer enrolled at the University of New Brunswick. He couldn’t contain his excitement when he received the good news and exclaimed, “Oh my [gosh], that’s going to be such a huge help…perhaps we’ll have a little party.”
Cassandra, daughter of Patrick Fenlon at Freight Managers Inc., is an aspiring dietician enrolled at St. Francis Xavier University in Nova Scotia. She joyfully expressed her gratitude to receive this funding and shared, “the moment I visited the school I knew that this is the school for me.”
Both are looking forward to starting the next chapter of their academic journey this fall.
For more about the LinkScholar Program and to view videos of each of the 2016 winners, visit www.transcore.ca/giving-back-community.