TORONTO (September 21, 2015) - TransCore Link Logistics today announced the second annual scholarship recipients for its LinkScholar program. Shelby Tobin from Conception Bay South, Newfoundland and Paige Brown from Whitby, Ontario were each awarded $2,500 for demonstrating academic excellence, well-roundedness, leadership and benevolence.
Shelby, step-daughter of Darren Brophy at Jardine Transport, is pursuing a Bachelor’s of Science degree at Memorial University of Newfoundland and plans to major in biology. “This amazing award (will) help alleviate the financial burden of tuition as I enter Memorial,” shared Shelby.
Paige is enrolled in the Faculty of Arts and Science at Queen’s University and has planned an educational path that will lead her into a career as a Psychologist. “Ever since I was really little, I really wanted a career where I had the opportunity to help other people and make a difference in other people’s lives,” said Paige, daughter of Russ and Paula Brown at Stryder Logistics Inc.
The students were two of 25 who applied for this year’s program, a 56 percent increase over last year. “Being the second year for our program, I’m thrilled to see the positive increase in applicants this year,” says Claudia Milicevic, senior director and general manager of TransCore Link Logistics. “We had an impressive group of bright young leaders who applied; however, these two young ladies stood out coupled with particularly strong supportive reference letters from their teachers.”
About TransCore Link Logistics
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, credit solutions, factoring, online transportation job boards, mileage software and more.
TransCore Link Logistics is a unit of Roper Technologies, a constituent of the S&P 500, Fortune 1000, and the Russell 1000 indices. Roper designs and develops software (both software-as-a-service and licensed), and engineered products and solutions for healthcare, transportation, food, energy, water, education and academic research markets worldwide. Additional information about Roper is available on the company's website at www.ropertech.com.