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IAM Scholarship a springboard to greater success

Rob Jussila has been a member of the IAM Local 692 for over 37 years and currently works as a journeyman partsperson for Finning (Canada) at the Ekati Diamond Mine in the Northwest Territories. In 2012, Rob applied for the IAM Scholarship to help with his daughter Allison’s expenses towards her bachelor’s degree. Allison was awarded one of the IAM Scholarships for 2013.

“I’m glad the IAM scholarship has helped Allison achieve her lifetime goal of getting into medical school. She has worked extremely hard and her efforts and the assistance provided by those who have supported her have paid off and we can all be extremely proud.”

Allison Jussila – in her own words:

I’m very thankful to the IAM for their assistance which provided me more financial freedom throughout my undergraduate degree through the IAM scholarship program. The scholarship awarded to me allowed me to focus on my studies as well as community and volunteering endeavours. The focused effort of the IAM’s support assisted my efforts and ultimate success in being accepted into medical school.”

“I attended Simon Fraser University from 2013-2018 during which time I completed my Bachelor of Science with Honours and Distinction with a Joint Major in Chemistry and Molecular Biology and Biochemistry. I am currently studying medicine (MD) at the University of British Columbia’s Island Medical Program. I will finish my studies and graduate with my MD in the spring of 2022.

“I wish Allison the very best in her ongoing studies and look forward to seeing her vault into even greater successes,” said Stan Pickthall. “This is the very reason the scholarship was instituted in 1960 – to help members and their families gain an extra advantage in their own future. The future is bright for our members and for their families.”


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