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.

Congratulations to the 2021-22 TCA Scholarship Fund recipients! 

Application Process

The TCA scholarship application opened March 12, 2021 and closed May 1, 2021.

NEW! The process will look different this year as TCA Scholarship Fund has partnered with Scholarship Management Resources (SMR) to host and administer our application.

Note: All inquiries — such as how to apply, where to send course schedule and transcripts, etc. — will be answered by a SMR representative.

Timeline:

May 1 – Application Closes

May – Selection Committee Reviews Applications

Late June/Early July – TCA and OFIC SMR to Notify and Announce Recipients

July – Checks and Letters to be Distributed to Schools

Listen Now

On a recent segment of TCA’s “Load ’em Up, Move ’em Out” on the Dave Nemo Show (SiriusXM Channel 146),  TCA Scholarship Fund Chairman and Wilson Logistics’ Founder and CEO, Darrel Wilson, and TCA’s Senior Director of Outreach & Engagement Marli Hall, joined Jimmy Mac to talk all things TCA scholarship such as eligibility and rules, as well as the history of the Fund and how those in industry can get involved.

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 Friday, March, 12, 2021 and close May 1, 2021.

NEW! The process will look different this year as TCA Scholarship Fund has partnered with Scholarship Management Resources (SMR) to host and administer our application.

Note: All inquiries — such as how to apply, where to send course schedule and transcripts, etc. — will be answered by a SMR representative.

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.

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

Contribute

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 scholarship@truckload.org 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.

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 TCA@truckload.org 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.

 

Robert D. Penner Scholarship

$3,250