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September 22, 2010 09:51 ET

Scholarship Winners Announced for Hamilton McDonald's 'Food for Thought!'

MISSISSAUGA, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - Sept. 22, 2010) - Starting in April 2010, Hamilton McDonald's restaurants, Y108 and triOS College, offered up some "Food for Thought" to potential students by giving the chance of winning $25,000 in scholarships to triOS College. Participants went to any Hamilton area McDonald's, collected a ballot and wrote a short essay on why they felt they should be one of the five students to get a $5,000 scholarship towards any triOS diploma program. Congratulations to Omwatti Singh, Charlldine Mejia, Lori Monroe, Brad Armstrong and Selina Osmond for being the winners of the scholarships!

These five winners come from very different places and have unique stories that made them ideal candidates for the scholarship. For example, Omwattie Singh has been accepted into our Pharmacy Assistant Program. As a girl in her early 20's, Singh was valedictorian of her high school, and was attending McMaster University. However, in her early years of attendance at McMaster, she was hindered by the unfortunate circumstance to which she became a stroke victim. This jeopardized her entire University career and almost any chance of achieving her goal to enter the Health Field. After finding out that she was chosen as the winner of the Food for Thought Scholarship, Singh had this to say: "I am absolutely honoured to be chosen as one of the recipients of the scholarship! My parents have sacrificed so much for myself and my siblings, this scholarship will pay for a great amount of the Pharmacy Assistant Program, but will also allow my parents to focus on themselves for a change. This scholarship will help to define me as a woman who strives for a great education that will guarantee a remarkable career after graduation."

Another scholarship winner is Charlldine Mejia who has been enrolled in the Accounting & Payroll Administrator Diploma Program at triOS. With her children approaching the final years of high school, Mejia started to evaluate her life and where she saw herself in the future. She knew that getting a higher education was the best choice and decided to apply for the scholarship. Then there is Brad Armstrong who is enrolled in our Video Game Design and Development Program. Armstrong was a stay-at-home dad with two children who had a passion for gaming. He was interested in the Video Game Design and Development Program because he would play games and think that there must be ways to improve them. "I just want to have fun at something I love and make a difference," Armstrong said. One of the other scholarship winners is Selina Osmond who will be attending the Web Design and Development Program at triOS. Osmond was really looking for a career change and wanted a program where after she graduated could offer her the opportunity to work from home as a freelance developer. She felt that the Food for Thought Scholarship was the best opportunity to make her dreams come true. 

Lori Monroe was chosen as the final winner for the Food For Thought Scholarship because of her outstanding story. Monroe lives by the life motto – "believe to achieve." She is a strong survivor of a serious illness called encephalitis. Her life-threatening situation required a hospital stay at Saint Michael's Hospital in Toronto for over a month to be carefully monitored, along with medical treatment close at hand if or when needed. With the phenomenal help that she received, Monroe has decided that she wants to be a contributing member of the healthcare field. "I am so excited to begin my journey in the Community Services Worker Program at triOS College! I am now prepared to help, along with hopes and intent to heal others in desperate need. My inner strength has given me empathy to understand and keep in touch with other people who are experiencing the same or similar difficulties, said Monroe." The Food for Thought Scholarship is an amazing stepping stone for these individuals, and triOS can't wait to see them succeed in their chosen career paths. 

About triOS

triOS College is registered as a Private Career College under the Private Career Colleges Act of Ontario. triOS has graduated thousands of students into rewarding careers since its inception in 1992. triOS offers a career focussed approach to education in several industries including: business, legal, technology and healthcare. Students receive real-world experience from internship placements included in many programs. triOS has campus locations across Southern Ontario including: Windsor, London, Kitchener, Hamilton, Mississauga, Brampton, Toronto and Oshawa. More information about triOS College may be found at www.trios.com.

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