MISSISSAUGA, Ont.-- DHL Express Canada has launched its UPstairs Scholarship Program which provides financial support to the children of DHL employees.
Effective immediately, the program will be assisting with the post-secondary education of six new students each year through scholarship grants, valued at $8,000 ($2,000/year for four years) per student.
Discussing the initiative, Andrew Williams, CEO of DHL Express Canada, said that for years, student food banks were rare to find across university campuses. But the increase of tuition costs -- projected to rise by 13 per cent by 2018 -- combined with the slow economy has greatly increased the number of food banks on campuses.
"Higher education is seen as key to financial security, but almost 27,000 post-secondary students need assistance through food →