Posted on: January 11, 2016
TRU is pleased to announce three recipients of the RBC Learning for Success Bursary for the Fall 2015 Semester. Each student was nominated by their instructors for their work ethic and commitment to their studies. The bursary amount is $3000 and was awarded at the TRU Fall Awards Ceremony in November, 2015. Below is the list of students:
Scarlet Noel is an Electrical Foundation student. She really appreciates the generosity of RBC and the initiative behind the Women in Trades bursary. Scarlett plans on using the funds to help cover her tuition costs as well as to purchase the required tools that will assist in her work search. With the RBC bursary, Scarlett says she will be able to work fewer hours at her part time job and focus more on her studies. Noel is always encouraging other women to enter into the trades fields; she says “Don’t be afraid to try [trades]. It is super rewarding and you get to use your mind and strength so it is not just all labour or mental capabilities- I do both and love it!” A classmate of Scarlett says that “no one else deserves it more!”
Tiffany Seal, also known as Theo, is an Automotive Service Technician Foundation student. Theo says the bursary couldn’t have come at a better time: “Money was really tight while going to school. I was worried about not being able to continue on but now I have even been able to put some of this bursary money towards the cost of living for next year!” Theo knew she wanted to be an automotive service technician. She thinks that specific trade might be daunting for female prospects but her advice is “Everybody is here learning. If someone knows more than you, they will help you out!”
Wendy Blaskovic is a plumbing apprentice and she is ecstatic about receiving the Women in Trades Bursary: “With great enthusiasm and deep appreciation, I thank you for choosing me for the RBC’s Women in Trades Bursary. It was with your help I have been able to pursue my plumbing training by purchasing tools, safety equipment and travel. The Women in Trades Bursary is a gift that is also priceless!”
Seven bursaries of $3,000 (five in the Fall semester and two in the Winter semester) will provide support to female students enrolled in Trade Foundation programs. These funds are intended to assist with non-tuition related costs such as tools, daycare, rent, food and utilities, etc. The bursaries will be based on demonstrated financial need, academic performance, and commitment to the program. In collaboration with the Student Awards & Financial Support office at TRU, the School of Trades and Technology (STT) – Women in Trades Training Mentorship Coordinator (WITT) and STT Faculty will identify the strongest applicants to receive the bursaries in each term. A call out is sent to instructors semi-annually requesting nominations for these awards. TRU and the award recipients would like to thank the generosity of Royal Bank of Canada for their commitment to Women in Trades.