January 23, 2018
TransCanada Corporation is expanding its successful community scholarships program, increasing the scholarships it offers to more than 350 for 2018.
“Removing barriers to education helps clear the way for people to pursue their passions, support their families and better their communities,” said Kristine Delkus, TransCanada’s Executive Vice-President, Stakeholder and Technical Services and General Counsel. “TransCanada has the privilege of living, working and operating in hundreds of communities across the continent and we believe that helping students succeed is the most powerful way we can help our communities flourish.”
Buoyed by the success of last year’s launch of the program, which saw close to 300 scholarships awarded in Canada and the U.S., the program has expanded its reach to include students in Mexico, where a new TransCanada Women’s Scholarship is intended to help women continue their academic studies so they can improve their economic situation.
Overall, it is expected some $600,000 will be offered through the program this year with more than 350 scholarships available in the following categories:
• TransCanada Community Leaders Scholarship (Canada, U.S., Mexico)
• TransCanada Indigenous Legacy Scholarship (Canada, U.S., Mexico)
• TransCanada Trades Scholarship (Canada and U.S.)
• TransCanada Women’s Scholarship (Mexico)
TransCanada has made its Community Scholarships available to students across a wide range of academic performance levels and post-secondary programs. The program is administered entirely by TransCanada and is unique in that the qualification criteria focuses on demonstration of leadership skills and community involvement, not solely on academic performance.
Applications opened on January 18 and close April 15, at midnight, Eastern Standard Time. To learn more about the scholarships and the qualification criteria, and meet some of last year’s recipients, students are encouraged to visit TCScholarships.com.
The TransCanada Community Scholarships are part of the company’s North American-wide community investment program, which invested more than $16 million in more than 1,200 non-profit organizations and community enhancement projects across North America last year.
With more than 65 years’ experience, TransCanada is a leader in the responsible development and reliable operation of North American energy infrastructure including natural gas and liquids pipelines, power generation and gas storage facilities. TransCanada operates one of the largest natural gas transmission networks that extends more than 91,500 kilometres (56,900 miles), tapping into virtually all major gas supply basins in North America.