Budgets are pretty tight for truck drivers these days – any form of financial help can be a welcome event in a trucking family’s life. This year, the Truckload Carriers Association stepped up to the plate with some big ticket items for families with college-bound kids. They initially announced the scholarship program back in May of this year.
The TCA Scholarship Fund has been providing money for higher education to students associated with the truckload industry since 1973.
This year’s scholarships range in size from $2,725 to $6,250 and were awarded without regard to sex, race, color, national origin or religion. [pullquote_right]This week, TCA officials announced the 24 winners by name, hometown and scholarship amount. The link to read about them is below.[/pullquote_right]
“We are pleased to report a record number of qualified applicants for the scholarship program this year. Due to the ongoing generosity of TCA members, we have once again increased the amount of money going to scholarships,” said Tom McLeod, chairman of the TCA Scholarship Fund and the president of McLeod Software Corporation of Birmingham, Alabama.
As per TCA’s requirements, each scholarship recipient is a college student in good standing who attends 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 and scholastic achievement, maintained full-time student status, and has demonstrated that he or she is an individual of high character and integrity.