The combination of hard work and determination has paid off for one of Trimac Family’s own. John Campbell, the son of Alan Campbell, Area Manager in the Northeast, was recently awarded two scholarships through the Ontario Trucking Association (OTA) Education Foundation.
Established in 1958, the Foundation was founded with the goal of providing assistance to Ontario students, regardless of their field of study, who have demonstrated their commitment to academic success, community service, and who have or plan to have an affiliation with the trucking industry.
“With tuition and related fees on a steady upward climb, financial assistance from scholarships is increasingly important for students,” said Scott Smith, Chairman of the OTA Education Foundation.
“Our scholarship program is largely supported by donations from the OTA members, and provides financial assistance to well-deserving post-secondary students with links to the industry.”
John was awarded both a general scholarship, as well as the C.V. Hoar Scholarship – named for one of the founding members of the OTA Education Foundation.
The application included a 400-word essay which touched on some of John’s life both at school, and in the community. John had been given the “Warrior Award” from his high school for athletes that contribute in many different ways and are relentless in their quest for excellence. It was noted that John was always the first one there to help, and the last one there to clean up. And although he didn’t always win the events, he was steadily improving his showing through his grit and hunger for success.
“I couldn’t be prouder of him,” said Al. “Nothing has ever come easy for him, whether it was sports or academics. The fact that he made the honour roll throughout high school was telling of the work and time that he put in.”
“With me working at Trimac since ’99, John was always exposed to the hard work it takes to support what we do in the Trucking Industry. I’d like to think that a little of that spirit has rubbed off on him, and I am very thankful that the OTA is now assisting him with his future career endeavours.”
John is now attending the Broadcast – Television and Film Production Program through Fanshawe College located in London, Ontario. The program will put John behind the scenes of television and film production and provide him with hands-on training producing a variety of films and shows.
Congratulations to John – and Al for raising such a good ambassador for the Transportation Industry!