The Canadian Paint and Coatings Association’s (CPCA) Board of Directors is pleased to announce that Alexandra Bennett is the 2014 recipient of its annual scholarship for the deserving children of staff at its member companies.

This is the second time CPCA has awarded this scholarship, which continues the tradition set out by the Toronto Society for Coatings Technology for many years. Last year’s recipient was Mary Yao, the daughter of one of the staff members of John E. Goudey Manufacturing Ltd. The $2,000 scholarship is awarded to a recipient who has been selected by CPCA’s Education Committee.

The granting of the scholarship to deserving high school and post-secondary students is based solely on academic achievement.

Bennett, who is the daughter of one of the staff members of PPG Canada Inc., graduated with honours in 2012 from Banting Memorial School in Alliston, Ontario. She is currently in her third year of studies at the University of Guelph, majoring in biotechnology and ethics. Bennett also has two part-time jobs, is an active volunteer at the university and within the Guelph community, and a crew member of the Guelph University’s dragon boat team. Following graduation, she plans to attend the University of Western Ontario to obtain a Master’s degree in public health sciences. CPCA would like to take this opportunity to congratulate Ms. Bennett and wish her well in all her future endeavours.