Scholarships for kids matter to employees


When Alexandria (Alex) McKellar entered Grade 9, she began booking guidance counsellor appointments to discuss what university to attend. Even at that young age, she wanted to become an archeologist.

Her mother, Wanda McKellar, a financing representative with Canadian Tire’s Roadside Assistance team in Welland, Ont., also knew that when the time came, her daughter could apply for a company scholarship to help with the costs.

… This past April, his 17-year-old son Suday was awarded a Skeeter Johnston four-year $20,000 (U.S.) scholars award. Suday Jain, currently doing a bachelor of commerce at McGill University’s Desautels Faculty of Management, was the only Canadian to win one of the bigger scholarships.

Read full article: The Globe and Mail, November 20, 2012