The Betty Spalton Trust Fund was established in 1999 to provide financial support to individuals obtaining an education in fields associated with the road building and heavy construction industry. Promoting diversity within the industries is a goal of the scholarship, applicants of all backgrounds are strongly encouraged to apply. The fund honours Betty Spalton, an industry and Association leader who made important contributions to our sector.
The Betty Spalton Scholarship is merit-based, and awards the successful candidate(s) $1,500 to be used for study and living expenses.
About Betty Spalton
The fund honours Betty Spalton, a respected and memorable leader in highway maintenance in BC. She began her career with the Ministry of Transportation and Highways, served as District Highways Manager in McBride and eventually became president of the Okanagan South (Penticton) Division of Argo Road Maintenance.
As a member of the BC Road Builders' Board of Directors, she headed the maintenance sector and was an acknowledged expert in construction, maintenance policy, standards, and business management. Ms. Spalton's outstanding contribution to the Association and the industry is an inspiration to many.
Ms. Spalton's outstanding contribution to the Association and the industry has been an inspiration to many.
Argo Maintenance and the BC Ministry of Transportation generously donated the funds to establish the scholarship. The BC Road Builders and Heavy Construction Association raises money for the scholarship and all administrative costs of the fund at its annual Ivan Hanchard Charity Golf Tournament.
Who May Apply
Any student entering or continuing studies leading to a career in road building, road maintenance, or heavy construction.
A) Program of study may be full-time or part-time at any BC college, university, technical or trades institute
B) Open to individuals returning to school to upgrade skills or further their education
C) Individuals returning back-to-school to upgrade their skills and knowledge are welcome to apply.
D) Preference will be given to underrepresented groups in the industry
E) All applicants must be Canadian citizens.
Applications must include:
A) A brief 250 – 500 word essay explaining interest in obtaining an education in the field and career goals.
B) Transcripts from all secondary and post-secondary institutions attended.
C) A current resume.
All application packages should be submitted to:
Betty Spalton Trust Fund
c/o BC Road Builders and Heavy Construction Association
Suite 307, 8678 Greenall Avenue