Saia Inc. has announced the recipients of 12 higher education scholarships totaling $18,000 in the fourth annual Saia Scholarship Award program. Scholarships were awarded to employees of Saia or their dependents.
“This scholarship program is a Saia initiative that was designed to reinforce the importance of education, and to benefit our employees and their dependents,” says Rick O’Dell, president of Duluth, Ga.-based Saia. “The response we received for this program for the fourth straight year highlights the desire of students to build a solid future based on a strong educational foundation. Each year, we have seen an increase in the response from applicants and the interest level from employees and their families.”
Applicants were evaluated based on academic achievement, quality of essays, community service, leadership ability, communication skills and recommendation letters. Scholarships were awarded based on achievement in one or more of three areas: academic merit, community service and/or innovation.
The six $2,000 scholarship recipients are:
The six $1,000 scholarship recipients are:
“The applicants the committee evaluated were excellent,” says O’Dell, “showing that these very deserving students are high academic achievers, very well respected in their communities, and are highly recommended by their associates, teachers and community leaders. We are proud to be directly involved in laying the groundwork for our next generation of leaders.”