TCA Scholarship Fund

Since 1973, the TCA Scholarship Fund has been helping students with connections to the truckload industry. The Fund awards up to $6,250 per year, per full-time undergraduate college student. Much of our program’s support comes from within the truckload family—companies and individuals who are committed to our community’s future.

The 2020-21 TCA Scholarship application is now closed.

Congratulations to this year’s recipients!

Awarding of Scholarships

2020-21 TCA Scholarship Fund winners were announced September 10.

If a student is deemed a recipient, a scholarship from the TCA Scholarship FundSM will be awarded on a per-semester basis. It will be renewed for the second semester upon the showing of good academic standing by the recipient. The total amount of the scholarship typically ranges from $2,725 to $6,250.

A scholarship check will be mailed directly to the college or university for distribution. Scholarship monies are to be used for tuition purposes only.

NOTE:  To receive monies, recipients must provide transcripts and Fall course schedule when applying. To receive second disbursement, TCA must receive Fall transcripts and Spring course schedule after January 1.

The scholarship will be voided on the basis of expulsion or dismissal from school or discontinuance of the education process for more than 12 consecutive months. The scholarship may also be voided if the student does not maintain full-time student status or his/her GPA drops by more than 1 point. The trustees reserve the right to withdraw the scholarship at their discretion.

For questions, contact or call (703) 838-1950.

Any student in good standing (minimum grade point average of 3.0) who will be attending an accredited four-year college or university as a freshman, sophomore, junior, or senior and who 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.

The recipient of a TCA scholarship must show financial need, show scholastic achievement, maintain full-time student status, and be an individual of high character and integrity. Scholarships will be awarded without regard to race, color, sex, national origin, religion, age, equal pay, disability or genetic information.

The TCA scholarship application will open May 1, 2020 and close July 10, 2020.

Winners will be posted to the TCA website in August 2020.

A potential candidate for a scholarship 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 2020;
  • 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.

Official transcripts must be postmarked by July 10, 2020.

Please mail to:

Truckload Carriers Association
c/o TCA Scholarship Fund
555 E. Braddock Road
Alexandria, VA 22314

Calling all TCA members!

Interested in helping to advance TCA’s successful scholarship program? Consider becoming a TCA Scholarship Fund Trustee!

Among other roles, the Trustees help to fundraise and judge the application submissions each Spring. Email to express interest and to learn more.

In addition to the standard TCA Scholarship of $2,725, the Fund awards seven larger scholarships named after significant contributors to the Fund, as well as Past Chairmen whose scholarship funds have achieved at least $50,000 in donations.

The 2018-19 school year marks the first time that the Robert Low Scholarship was awarded.

Interested in helping students with ties to the truckload industry reach their dreams? Donate to the TCA Scholarship Fund, today!


Mail a check payable to the “TCA Scholarship Fund” and send to:

Truckload Carriers Association
P.O. Box 76026
Baltimore, MD 21275-6026

Please email so that we can send you a personal Thank You note and acknowledgement letter.

Or, make a donation via the TCA website:

Thank you in advance for your contribution.