Truckload Carriers Association Announces Annual Scholarship Winners

Truckload Carriers Association Announces Annual Scholarship Winners

Aug 12, 2013

Alexandria, Virginia (PRWEB), Twenty-five college students will receive scholarships from the Truckload Carriers Association’s (TCA) Scholarship Fund for the 2013-14 academic year. Out of a grand total of approximately $75,000, the scholarships have been broken down into amounts ranging from $2,725 to $6,250. They are awarded to students associated with the truckload industry without regard to sex, race, color, national origin, or religion.

“Since 1973, our scholarship program has been a source of tremendous pride for TCA and our member companies,” said Josh Kaburick, chairman of TCA’s Scholarship Fund and the COO of Earl L. Henderson Trucking Company in Salem, Illinois. “The people who work in the trucking industry already work hard – very hard. By underwriting some of the financial burden for these individuals, we are happy to be reducing stress for families who already sacrifice to move North America’s freight.”

As per TCA’s requirements, each scholarship recipient is entering or already a student in good standing at a four-year college or university. He or she is also associated with a TCA member company as an employee, independent contractor, or the child, grandchild or spouse of an employee or independent contractor. Additionally, each recipient has shown financial need and scholastic achievement, maintained full-time student status, and demonstrated that he or she is an individual of high character and integrity.

The following students will receive the scholarships:

Matthew Reed 
TravelCenters of America 
Wadsworth, Ohio 
National Association of Independent Truckers Scholarship Winner ($6,250)

Jennifer Hoekstra 
Hoekstra Transportation 
Peoria, Illinois 
Kai Norris Scholarship Winner ($3,250)

Hannah Holloway 
EPES Transport 
Greensboro, North Carolina 
Thomas Welby Scholarship Winner ($3,250)

Jordan Ames 
Knight Transportation 
Peoria, Arizona 
Reese Stubbs Memorial Scholarship ($2,725)

Samantha Block 
Comp Care Partners 
Morganville, New Jersey 
TCA Scholarship Winner ($2,725)

Timothy Chism 
FFE Transportation 
Midlothian, Texas 
TCA Scholarship Winner ($2,725)

Tanner Dennis-Brown 
Roehl Transport 
Marshfield, Wisconsin 
TCA Scholarship Winner ($2,725)

Evan Grant 
Baylor Trucking 
Mount Vernon, Ohio 
TCA Scholarship Winner ($2,725)

Ethan Grant 
Baylor Trucking 
Fairborn, Ohio 
TCA Scholarship Winner ($2,725)

Sarah Heerboth 
Knight Transportation 
St. Louis, Missouri 
TCA Scholarship Winner ($2,725)

Hughston Hodges 
Hodges Trucking Company 
Athens, Georgia 
TCA Scholarship Winner ($2,725)

Mackenzie Jeffries 
Great Dane Trailers 
Savannah, Georgia 
TCA Scholarship Winner ($2,725)

Allison Keene 
U.S. Xpress Enterprises 
Chattanooga, Tennessee 
TCA Scholarship Winner ($2,725)

Sarah Lucas 
Hirschbach Motorlines 
Inver Grove Heights, Minnesota 
TCA Scholarship Winner ($2,725)

Amanda Mankovich 
Wabash National Corporation 
West Lafayette, Indiana 
TCA Scholarship Winner ($2,725)

Nathaniel McCormick 
Fremont Contract Carriers 
Hooper, Nebraska 
TCA Scholarship Winner ($2,725)

Wendy McKamie 
Fikes Truck Line 
Hope, Arkansas 
TCA Scholarship Winner ($2,725)

Ellen Mundie 
CRST International/STI Division 
Euless, Texas 
TCA Scholarship Winner ($2,725)

Kenna Nelson 
Warren Transport 
Cedar Falls, Iowa 
TCA Scholarship Winner ($2,725)

Tyler Prebor 
Watkins Inc / LandSpan Inc 
Gainesville, Florida 
TCA Scholarship Winner ($2,725)

Rachel Ryan 
Earl L. Henderson Trucking Company 
Hazelwood, Missouri 
TCA Scholarship Winner ($2,725)

Ashley Smith 
Knight Transportation 
Danville, Illinois 
TCA Scholarship Winner ($2,725)

Kalie Snyder 
Wabash National 
Mars, Pennsylvania 
TCA Scholarship Winner ($2,725)

Meg Will 
Fishers, Indiana 
TCA Scholarship Winner ($2,725)

Courtney Young 
North Charleston, South Carolina 
TCA Scholarship Winner ($2,725)

This year, a new scholarship was bestowed in memory of Stoney “Reese” Stubbs, son of Russell and Dawn Stubbs of FFE Transportation Services, Inc., Dallas, Texas. He was only 20 years old when he passed away in June 2012. Stubbs was an all-around athlete and a natural born leader who had an ability to motivate, lead, and inspire others to greatness.

The idea for the Reese Stubbs Memorial Scholarship came from Mark Kessler, senior vice president of PeopleNet of Minnetonka, Minnesota. Kessler is the founder of the annual Transportation Executive Summit at Pebble Beach, a three-day event for CEOs to discuss and advance best practices in the transportation field. Part of the event includes fund-raising for various transportation-related charities, like the American Transportation Research Institute, TCA’s Scholarship Fund, Wreaths Across America, and Trucker Buddy. Kessler thought a memorial scholarship in Stubbs’ name would be appropriate.

“The Stubbs have been pioneers of the trucking industry for several decades,” said Kessler, “and the recent loss of this bright young man was felt deeply… not just by his family, but throughout the entire transportation community. I hope the awarding of the annual scholarship can provide a legacy for Reese that will help improve our industry for decades to come.”

Applications for the 2014-15 scholarships will be due in June 2014. For more details about TCA’s Scholarship Fund and this year’s winners, please visit

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TCA is the only national trade association whose collective sole focus is the truckload segment of the motor carrier industry. The association represents dry van, refrigerated, flatbed, and intermodal container carriers operating in the 48 contiguous states, as well as Alaska, Mexico, and Canada. Representing operators of more than 200,000 trucks, which collectively produce annual revenue of more than $20 billion, TCA is an organization tailored to specific truckload carrier needs.