TransCore Link Logistics Announces Winners of 2017 Scholarship
$5,000 in financial aid awarded to two young Canadian leaders
Toronto – TransCore Link Logistics today announced the scholarship recipients for its LinkScholar program. Jessica Walton of Somerville, New Brunswick, and Maya Chwilkowski of Surrey, British Columbia, were each awarded $2,500 towards post-secondary tuition this fall.
“Both recipients demonstrated active engagement in their academics and within their communities, and it is clear they have every intention of making the world a better place,” said Claudia Milicevic, senior director & general manager of TransCore Link Logistics. “We have high hopes for these LinkScholars, and we commend all of the high-achieving students who applied.”
Jessica Walton, Aspiring Nurse, University of New Brunswick Industry affiliation: Day & Ross Freight
“Growing up in a small town with less than a 1,000 people has not diminished the opportunities available to me. I would not have been able to reach my goals without the love and support of my immediate family, especially my mother, who has worked for Day and Ross for the past 22 years. She was the first person to bring this scholarship to my attention. It has always been one of my goals to be able to support myself throughout my university career, and I could not have done it without the financial aid from the LinkScholar program.”
Maya Chwilkowski, Aspiring Lawyer, University of British Columbia Industry affiliation: Twin Pol Express Inc.
“I remember staying up late waiting for my parents to come back from those trips [on the road], being upset and wishing that they could just stay home. It wasn’t until I was much older that I realized that when my mother would stay home with me, it meant that my father would have to drive longer shifts, with no one to switch off with…. I have a lot of respect and gratitude for the Canadian transportation industry for the support it has given my family. And I am forever grateful for my parents’ hard work over the years, which only fuels me to work hard every day.”
TransCore Link Logistics launched the LinkScholar program in 2014 to assist those families with ties to the trucking industry with tuition assistance. In its fourth year, the LinkScholar program received a record number of applications, pointing toward the need for financial aid among young people in the community and industry.
Looking for a better way to match available freight loads with trucks, TransCore Link Logistics in 1990 developed Loadlink, a load board connecting brokers, carriers, owner operators and private fleets in Canada to a real-time database of 15 million loads, shipments and trucks – the largest in the industry. The monthly Canadian Freight Index now defines the freight movement spot market. The company also provides its customers with dispatch solutions, ACE/ACI eManifest, Posting Index, Rate Index, credit solutions, factoring, online transportation job boards, mileage software and more.