Post-Secondary Entrepreneurial Spirit Award
To recognize post-secondary students' entrepreneurial spirit in the district of Thunder Bay. Students must be enrolled full time in a program at a post-secondary institution in Thunder Bay and entering their graduating year. Two (2) Entrepreneurial Spirit awards will be awarded annually to students enrolled full time at a post-secondary institution in Thunder Bay. The deadline to apply is January 31st. The Award criteria and application forms are available in the Chamber office. For more information, call 624-2626 or click below to download the information.
2012 Award Winner - Willow Lem
Award Winner - Trevor Forbes
Trevor started off as an entrepreneurial at 13 years old when he leased the Longlac Mini-golf for the summer.
Following increasing leadership on fire crews with the MNR which took him across Canada and into the US, he worked in both the oil sands and in mining.
Graduating this year from Confederation Colleges School of Business focussing on International Business and Marketing, Trevor is currently consulting for two small businesses.
He is also working on acquiring a full patent and license for a prototype he is developing.
Whether future planned pursuits will include providing consulting to the mining industry or operating a fly-in fishing outpost, Trevor impressed the Committee with the combination of enthusiasm and business savvy to make it work.
$500 High School Scholarships
The Chamber of Commerce Scholarships are being offered again in 2012, and are in their 20th year. All candidates must be secondary school graduates from Thunder Bay planning to attend a Post-Secondary Institution in Thunder Bay the following school year in a business-related course. Applications will be available at all the high schools, and in the Chamber office. Please call 624-2626 for more information. The deadline for applications is April 16, 2012.
The 2012 High School Scholarship recipients were:
Nicholas Di Matteo (Sir Winston Churchill C & VI) Nicholas will be attending Lakehead University in the Business Program.
Kristen Schutte (Hammarskjold High School) Kristen will be pursuing an Honours Bachelor of Commerce at Lakehead University in
The 2011 High School Scholarship recipients were:
Kailey Trodd (Westgate) Kailey will be attending Lakehead University for Kinesiology. She hopes one day to run her own physiotherapy clinic.
(Churchill) Brooke will be attending Confederation College for Business Accounting. She hopes to run her own horse boarding business providing riding lessons as well as run an accounting business.
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Kaitlyn Hindman (St. Ignatius) Kaitlyn will be attending Lakehead University for Math and Science. She hopes to go on and complete her PhD in Mathematics where she hopes to develop algorithms to predict commodities values. She also wants to write math text books.