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New scholarship to be offered to Transportation & Logistics' co-op students

J.D Irving, Limited's Transportation & Logistics Division will offer a $1,000 scholarship to the top three Careers in Motion students. University students who join one of the division's businesses for a co-op work term will be eligible for the scholarship that will be applied to their upcoming semester of studies. 

“We understand today, more than ever, students are feeling the pressure of the financial burdens associated with post-secondary education," said Kristin Henderson, Human Resource Director with the Transportation and Logistics Division. "We’re excited to provide this new scholarship on top of their work term wages to help ease that burden during the school year.”

Rachel Farwell, a past Careers in Motion student applauded the new scholarship and noted that it will help improve students' focus on their studies. 

"I had financial aid throughout university, but still had a part-time job on top of full-time studies and being a student athlete. In my senior year, I had saved enough to not work during the school year and the change really showed in my studies. I was able to commit more time to school and didn’t have to wonder if I could cover my financial needs for the month. Financial aid is critical to enabling students to commit their time and energy to their studies, the new Careers in Motion scholarship will allow students to achieve their full potential while in school."

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Rachel is a Toronto Metropolitan University (formally known as Ryerson University) Industrial Engineering graduate who joined the Sunbury team in 2023, after her graduation. She worked with the JDI Transportation & Logistics Divisional Business Improvement team in the summer of 2021 and as a Business Analyst  at Sunbury Transport over the summer of 2022. She is now an Associate Engineer with Sunbury's Maintenance team

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Careers in Motion and the Transportation and Logistics Division

Careers in Motion is the student work-term program set in place by the Transportation and Logistics Division at J.D. Irving, Limited. It allows our summer students to develop as professionals, network and interact with each other. The students are given opportunities to meet with senior leaders, tour facilities and work together with peers to make the most of their work term.

J.D. Irving, Limited’s Transportation & Logistics Division encompasses one of the world’s most diverse array of transportation companies. These include Atlantic Towing; Harbour Development; Kent Line; NBM Railways; RST; Sunbury Transport; Midland; JDI Logistics; Universal Truck and Trailer; and Collège Trans-Canada College.

Are you interested in joining our team? Visit J.D. Irving, Limited Careers to view openings across our transportation division.