Con-way Inc. kicks off 2008 Scholarship Program

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Con-way Inc. has announced the kickoff of its annual scholarship program for children of company employees. Now entering its 17th year, the Con-way Scholarship Program is open to U.S. high school graduates and continuing college students with a parent employed for at least three years by Con-way or its major operating companies – Con-way Freight, Menlo Worldwide Logistics and CFI.

Entries must be postmarked by Feb. 15, and students selected are traditionally notified in April. Employees may obtain applications from their local human resources office or online at www.con-way.com/scholarships.

“Providing assistance to our employees’ outstanding college-bound children is one of the most rewarding initiatives we support,” says Douglas W. Stotlar, chief executive officer of San Mateo, Calif.-based Con-way. “Helping the best and brightest young people in the larger Con-way family fulfill their educational aspirations fits perfectly with our core values of excellence and commitment.”

Last year, the company awarded 45 new scholarships and renewed 99 more, ultimately funding grants of more than $60,000 in total toward college costs. Since the inception of the program, Con-way has awarded more than $2.7 million in grants to nearly 900 students.

Scholarships may be renewed for up to three years or until the completion of a bachelor’s degree. The program is administered and winners are selected by Scholarship America, a national nonprofit student aid service organization.