TCA Scholarship Fund

Since 1973, the TCA Scholarship Fund has been helping students with connections to the truckload industry reach their dreams. The Fund awards up to $6,250 per year, per full-time 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 2018-19 TCA Scholarship Fund recipients are now online. Congratulations, winners!

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 Wednesday, April 18, 2018 and close at 5 p.m. ET on Friday, June 15, 2018. Winners will be posted to the TCA website on August 6, 2018.

A potential candidate for a scholarship must:

  • Submit a complete online application to the Truckload Carriers Association;
  • Send the association an official complete transcript of all courses and grades;
  • Send the association a course schedule (if available) for the upcoming term;
  • 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.

Mail Official Transcripts to:

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

Transcripts must be postmarked on or before Friday, June 22, 2018.

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 will range from $2,725 to $6,250.

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

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.

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 will be awarded.