For the 2011-12 school year, 25 students will receive assistance funding their college educations because of the Truckload Carriers Association’s Scholarship Fund. Since 1973, the fund has been providing scholarships to students associated with the truckload industry. Scholarship amounts this year range from $1,500 to $6,000 and will be awarded in two segments. The total dollar amount of the scholarships awarded is $65,000, an all-time high.
“We’re pleased that the tremendous support we received from TCA’s officers and member companies has allowed us to increase both the number of scholarships and the amount of those scholarships over last year,” says Tom McLeod, chairman of TCA’s Scholarship Fund and the president of McLeod Software Corp. of Birmingham, Ala. “TCA is a close-knit family, and we’re proud to be able to help individuals who are affiliated with our member companies. Whatever career paths these students choose, we know in the future they will continue to support the industry that has provided financial stability for them and their families.”
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 company, 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 full list of scholarship recipients, go to www.truckload.org/index.asp?bid=10&nid=244&archiveyear=2011.