The Truckload Carriers Association announced that it has selected 25 college scholarship recipients for 2008-09. “Scholarships this year are going to students who will be studying everything from nursing to business to chemical engineering,” says Don Orr, chairman of the TCA’s Scholarship Fund and president of MEI of Central Refrigerated Service in Phoenix. “However, each has a strong connection to trucking and hopes to someday give back to the industry that has supported them and their families so well.”
To qualify for TCA Scholarship program, individuals must be a junior or senior attending an accredited four-year college or university. In addition, the individual must be one of the following: the child, grandchild or spouse of an employee; an employee of a trucking company; the child, grandchild or spouse of an independent contractor; or an independent contractor affiliated with a trucking company.
Scholarship recipients also must demonstrate financial need and have earned a minimum of 3.3 cumulative GPA in their freshman and sophomore years. In addition, they must have maintained full-time student status and proven that they are individuals of high character and integrity. Special consideration is given to those students pursuing transportation and business degrees.
Applications for the 2009-10 scholarships will be due in May 2009. For more details about TCA’s Scholarship Fund, go to www.truckload.org/scholarships.