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TCA opens application process for Scholarship Fund

The Truckload Carriers Association (TCA) has opened up applications for its Scholarship Fund. The fund awards up to $6,250 per year, per full-time college student.

More than 50 students received assistance from the TCA Scholarship Fund for the 2019-2020 school year, with the fund’s Board of Trustees approving over $150,000 in support.

To qualify for the program, a student must be in good academic standing with a minimum 3.0 grade point average, and be attending an accredited, four-year college or university as a freshman, sophomore, junior, or senior.

The scholarship is open to children, grandchildren or spouses of an employee or an employee of a TCA member company or an independent contractor affiliated with a TCA member company, or that individual’s child, grandchild, or spouse.

For more information on the scholarship program, go to

Applications will close on July 10, 2020, and winners of the scholarships will be announced in August.

To apply, the candidate must:

  • Submit a complete online application to the Truckload Carriers Association;

  • Send the association an official transcript of all courses and grades from Spring 2020;

  • Send the association a course schedule (if available) for Fall 2019;

  • Provide the name, department, address, and telephone number of the person at the college or university to which the scholarship check should be sent for disbursement; and

  • Send the association a headshot of a 300 dpi resolution or over 1 MB in size.

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Brian Straight leads FreightWaves' Modern Shipper brand as Managing Editor. A journalism graduate of the University of Rhode Island, he has covered everything from a presidential election, to professional sports and Little League baseball, and for more than 10 years has covered trucking and logistics. Before joining FreightWaves, he was previously responsible for the editorial quality and production of Fleet Owner magazine and Brian lives in Connecticut with his wife and two kids and spends his time coaching his son’s baseball team, golfing with his daughter, and pursuing his never-ending quest to become a professional bowler. You can reach him at [email protected]