The Truckload Carriers Association Scholarship Fund continued its long tradition of providing financial aid to truck drivers, their spouses, children, or grandchildren by awarding 18 college scholarships, amounting to $38,500, for the 2006-2007 academic year. The scholarships were awarded on the basis of need, academic excellence, major field of study and quality of an assigned essay.
Special consideration is given to those students studying in the field of transportation. “The scholarships will enable these students to have an important impact upon the trucking industry,” says Don Orr, scholarship fund chairman. “Through a tireless fund-raising effort and the continued support of the trucking community, we were once again able to award over $38,000 dollars to eighteen scholarship recipients.”
Recipients receiving memorial scholarships in honor of Thomas Welby and Kai Norris in the amount of $3,000:
Recipient of our Truck Writers of North America Scholarship of $2,500: