The late Pete Ketcham, one of West Fraser Timber’s three founding brothers and until his passing in July 1996, the Company’s Chairman, championed West Fraser’s support of post secondary educational institutions. He was especially supportive of and pleased with the opening of the University of the North as it allows students from Northern British Columbia to attend school closer to home. Pete felt this would lead to greater opportunities for students from communities in which West Fraser has operations.
The Pete Ketcham Memorial Scholarship Fund was initiated by West Fraser and many of its employees, suppliers and friends. Donations are tax deductible and can be made to:
The Pete Ketcham Memorial Scholarship Fund
c/o The Vancouver Foundation
Suite 200, 475 West Georgia Street
Vancouver, BC Canada V6B 4M9
Applications are available at all West Fraser offices for bursaries distributed in the Fall of each year.
While open to any student, preference may be given first to students graduating from a school located in a community in which the Company operates and secondly, to students who have a relative employed by the Company.
- Available to students in the United States and Canada
- Preference is given to communities in which the Company operates
Open to any post-secondary student, although preference is given to applicants graduating from a school located in a community where the Company operates and to relatives of employees.
Application forms are available at all West Fraser divisions or via the Company’s Intranet (“WFOnline”). Applications are also available on West Fraser’s web site at www.westfraser.com/Careers under Training & Scholarships.
Information & Questions
Canada – 604-895-2700 or U.S. – 901-620-4146