The Truckload Carriers Association announced that it will provide college scholarships to 15 deserving students for the 2009-10 school year.
“It’s tough out there right now, especially for students, who must come up with tuition payments even if their families have less money to support them,” says Bill Webb, chairman of TCA’s Scholarship Fund and operating partner with Fenway Partners of Irving, Texas. “TCA’s scholarships will go a long way toward helping some of trucking’s most talented stars continue their education. Hopefully, they can rise above the current economic conditions and obtain a degree in a field where their expertise can someday benefit the trucking industry.”
As per TCA’s requirements, each scholarship recipient is a college student attending an accredited four-year college or university, and is either the child, grandchild or spouse of an employee, or an employee of a TCA member, or the child, grandchild or spouse of an independent contractor or an independent contractor affiliated with a TCA member. In addition, each scholarship recipient has shown financial need, maintained full-time student status and has demonstrated that he or she is an individual of high character and integrity.
For a list of the scholarship recipients, click here.