2022-23 TCA Scholarship Fund Online Application Now Open through March 14, 2022



New this year, the Truckload Carriers Association (TCA) Scholarship Fund has launched its online application significantly earlier than in years past. This change gives the Fund the opportunity to be featured at high school award presentations, which are typically held in late Spring.

For nearly 50 years, the Truckload Carriers Association (TCA) Scholarship Fund has been helping students with connections to the truckload industry.

Access application here.

The Fund awards up to $6,250 per year, per full-time college student. In the 2021-22 school year, the TCA Scholarship Fund’s Board of Trustees awarded more than 55 students scholarships totaling more than $163,000.

Much of the program’s support comes from within the truckload family—companies and individuals who are committed to our community’s future.

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 is an employee of a TCA member company or is the child, grandchild, or spouse of an independent contractor or an independent contractor affiliated with a TCA member company is encouraged to apply.

“I could not be more grateful for the opportunities the TCA has provided me through their scholarships,” says Blake Quinn, the 2018-19 recipient of the National Association of Independent Truckers (NAIT) Scholarship. “Because of the TCA, I’ve been able to put a lot more focus into my degree; I can’t begin to explain how much that has paid off.” Quinn, whose father works for Prime Inc. based in Springfield, Missouri received $6,250.

“College can be stressful enough, disregarding student loan debt,” shared Austin Wagner, TCA’s 2021-22 John Kaburick Scholarship recipient. “When you add that into the equation, students bear a heavy burden. Receiving a TCA scholarship this year has helped me to be at ease and allowed me to focus more intently on my schoolwork.” Wagner, who received $4,500, has ties to McLeod Software Corporation, Inc. based in Birmingham, Alabama, is studying marketing/entrepreneurial studies.

All questions regarding the scholarship process should be sent to scholarships@ofic.org.