Mission Transition event hopes to help BCIT’S incoming military students

Jennifer Scott served two tours in Afghanistan and is now a marketing student at BCIT. (Jennifer Scott)

Jennifer Scott served two tours in Afghanistan and is now a marketing student at BCIT. (Jennifer Scott)

Today former and current soldiers, as well as civilians will be running to raise scholarship money for those in the Mission Transition program at BCIT.

Jennifer Scott, the founder of Mission Transition, says people don’t realize how valuable programs like this are for those coming back from military service to civilian life.¬†Scott served two tours in Afghanistan and is now a marketing student at BCIT.

“When I came back, it was like, okay – I’ll have to take everything I’ve learned and just try to figure out where I go from here. And a lot of us feel that way. That’s why these scholarships are so important. They support those trying to fit back in to civilian life and some of the challenges that come with the transition.”

The event includes participation from soldiers and veterans from all over BC and the group hopes to raise at least seven thousand dollars to give out as scholarships to BCIT’S incoming veteran students.

The run takes place today at Burnaby’s Central Park.

Ria Renouf is an Associate Editor for BCIT's Link Magazine. A second-year Broadcasting student, she'll report on anything; her first loves, however, are movies, music, gaming and technology. Outside of BCIT she reads many books and cheers for the Vancouver Canucks and Seattle Seahawks. She also aspires to be a new generation's Tintin, and does so by reporting for radio station CKNW News Talk 980AM's news desk.

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