TCA announces changes
in scholarship program
May 19, 2009 8:40 AM
The Truckload Carriers Association (TCA) has opened up its annual scholarship application process, with applications due Friday, June 12, 2009. However, this year there are some changes to the program:
•Scholarship applications may now originate from college students in any class, not just juniors or seniors. With this decision, the fund’s trustees hope to help those who may not be able to start—let alone finish—a higher education given the current economic situation.
•The requirement of a 3.3 minimum gradepoint average has been removed. This change takes into account the impact of “life experiences” on past performance and future success.
•During the judging process, students studying for degrees in transportation and business will no longer receive extra points over students pursuing degrees in other fields. The trustees have come to believe that trucking benefits from students entering many fields, even those that may at first glance seem less relevant to the industry.
Visit www.truckload.org/scholarships for more scholarship information and to download the rules and an application.
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