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TLA scholarships

The TLA has been awarding scholarships for over 33 years. We currently have two types of scholarships:

  • Trades Scholarships: These awards are for people training in the trades who plan to work in BC's coastal forest industry and are administered by the TLA's Education Committ
  • Scaling Scholarships: These awards are for people who have taken a coastal scaling course, successfully written the coastal scaling exam and have been issue their scaling license. These awards are administered by the TLA's Education Committee.
    • ​The 2017 Scaling Scholarships have been awarded. Please check back here in June 2018.
  • Forestry Scholarships: These scholarships are at UBC, VIU, and BCIT and students must apply through their program. The scholarships are administrated by each school based on criteria set by the TLA.
    • Find out more about these scholarships at UBC and VIU's websites. 
  • Heavy Duty Machine Operator Scholarships: These scholarships are at VIU and students must apply through their program. The scholarships are administrated by each school based on criteria set by the TLA.
    • ​Find out ore about these scholarships at VIU's website.

We couldn’t support these scholarships without the support of our members who donate items to the TLA’s Donor Auction, which takes place annually at the TLA convention and trade show, or without the support of the TLA members who purchase the items at the auction.  At the 2016 convention, we raised $74,315 through the auction for the TLA Forestry Education Fund. This money goes to support ongoing forestry edcuation program and these important scholarships.

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January 20, 2017 – Minister Steve Thomson with TLA scholarship recipients. These students study at the University of British Columbia (UBC), British Columbia Institute of Technology (BCIT) and Vancouver Island University (VIU). Minister Thomson made the presentations after his keynote speech at the Truck Loggers Association’s 74th annual convention and trade show.
Award for BCIT 
  • Randy Reid - Truck Loggers Association Award
  • Megan Bose - Truck Loggers Association Award
Awards for University of British Columbia 
  • Michael Andres - Bert Welch TLA Scholarship in Forest Operations
  • Alex Tang - Dave Husby TLA Scholarship in Forest Operations
  • William Bradley - Truck Loggers Association Scholarship
  • Fraser Stewart-Barnett - Truck Loggers Association Scholarship
  • Ruby Yee-Brooks - Truck Loggers Association Scholarship
Awards for VIU Forestry
  • Michael Birks - Truck Loggers Association Award
  • Catherine Fleury - Truck Loggers Association Award
  • Eric MacLean - Truck Loggers Association Award
  • Rianna Martindale - Truck Loggers Association Award
  • Derrick Stewart - Truck Loggers Association Award
  • Jeremy Strom - Truck Loggers Association Award
  • Alexandra Vallée - Truck Loggers Association Award
  • Darren Vandergrift - Truck Loggers Association Award
  • Eric Wilson - Truck Loggers Association Award
  • Stephanie Wilson - Truck Loggers Association Award
Awards for VIU Heavy Equipment Operators
  • Mitchell Dixon - Truck Loggers Association & Chevron Award
  • Tye Mckie - Truck Loggers Association & Chevron Award

Left to right: Ben Boon, Business Consultant, Chevron;  Mitchell Dixon, VIU student; Steve Thomson, Minister of Forests, Land and Natural Resource Operations; Tye Mckie, VIU student; Adrien Byrne, Policy, Government & Public Affairs Representative, Chevron
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TLA and Chevron Award Scholarship for  Heavy Equipment Operator Students

January 20, 2017, Vancouver – Minister Thomson congratulated the winners of two scholarships from Vancouver Island University’s Heavy Equipment Operator Program at the Minister of Forests Breakfast during the TLA’s 74th Annual Convention & Trade Show