Students

Students

Bison has student opportunities available for those who are interested in summer, part-time, weekend or full-time employment. Whether you have just completed high school, college or university, or you are still enrolled in a program, we want to hear from you! Bison actively participates in career fairs at local colleges and universities across Canada. Feel free to stop by and learn about what Bison has to offer you.

Scholarships

John Martin Memorial Scholarship

In memory of our leader, John Martin, Bison Transport is offering scholarships to dependents of our employees and/or current employees who are working in a temporary, short-term capacity either as a summer student or as part of a co-op program and pursuing post-secondary education. John started with Bison in 1990 when we only had 18 tractors, yet he quickly became a mentor and inspirational leader. John was the catalyst for our rapid growth and for fostering a culture based on the aggressive pursuit of success.

The Bison Transport - John Martin Memorial Scholarship(s) are awarded annually to deserving students pursuing post-secondary education. Preference will be given to those disciplines with specific focus and relevance to the transportation industry (e.g. business administration, supply-chain management, marketing, heavy-equipment technicians, etc.).

Applications will be received:

Application period May 1 to July 31
Selection date Aug 15
Award payout available to support first-term enrollments (fall)

Eligibility

To be eligible for the Bison Transport - John Martin Memorial Scholarship, the applicant must:

  • Be a dependent of a Bison Transport employee and/or be a current employee who is working in a temporary, short-term capacity either as a summer student or as a part of a co-op or internship program
  • Submit a completed Scholarship Application Form
  • Submit a hand written or typed one-page essay with their application
  • Be entering or returning to a full-time program of study at an accredited post-secondary college, university or vocational institute (including apprenticeship programs which result in certification) supported by the submission of a copy of the academic institution's notice of acceptance
  • Provide a copy of your post-secondary or high school transcript
  • Meet with a Bison Transport recruiter for a 30-minute interview

Application Process

  • Complete the John Martin Memorial Scholarship Application
  • Submit completed application, ensuring all areas are completed and necessary documents are provided by the deadline indicated at the top of the application form to HR/People Development at Bison Transport.
  • The one-page handwritten or typed essay should give the Bison Transport Selection Committee insight into why the applicant should be selected for an award. Items to consider include:
    • Why you deserve this award
    • Examples of overcoming obstacles in pursuit of excellence
    • Short-/long-term goals - describing the persistence applied in meeting goals - academic, personal or otherwise
    • Leading by example - personally, academically, community
  • An email confirming receipt of your application will be sent to the email provided in your application.
  • You will be notified in writing of the outcome of your application by Aug. 25.
  • A Scholarship Award Presentation will be held at the Bison Transport offices.

Donations

Donations to the John Martin Memorial Scholarship to be received and receipted by The Winnipeg Foundation. Individual donors will be provided with a tax receipt.

Donations can be made by cash, online or by cheque to The Winnipeg Foundation with a reference made to "Bison Transport - John Martin Memorial Scholarship."

The Winnipeg Foundation
1350 - One Lombard Place
Winnipeg, MB R3B 0X3

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