In 2013, the Board of Directors of the Lehigh Valley Chapter of the Pennsylvania Motor Truck Association voted to start a scholarship program for family members of employees of companies who are members, in good standing, of the chapter. For the calendar year 2015, the board has authorized awarding up to 4 scholarships to individuals meeting the eligibility criteria and guidelines described below. The award per individual is (2) $500, (1) $1,000 and (1) $2,000. Existing participants and new applicants must apply each year. High school students in their senior year, those individuals presently employed by member companies are invited to apply and individuals currently enrolled in related programs.
The Lehigh Valley Chapter of the Pennsylvania Motor Truck Association wishes to advance the educational opportunities of family members of those individuals who are employed by companies which are members in good standing of the Chapter..
Scholarships are available to the following students and individuals:
Those who are members and family members of existing employees of companies, who are members of the Lehigh Valley Chapter of the Pennsylvania Motor Truck Association in good standing. Family members are defined as spouses, children, step children, grandchildren and of those employees.
Preference will be shown to those applicants who intend to pursue trucking industry related studies by taking college courses, trade school courses, or vocational training focused on the following:
o Driver Training
o Repair and Maintenance of Commercial Vehicles
o Other industry related activities
o Applications for non-industry related studies are welcome and will receive careful review.
Applicants should be able to demonstrate that within the current restrictions of his/her present course of study, they are making a personal effort to earn part of the cost of their education.
Below is a list of guidelines that the Lehigh Valley Chapter applicants need to follow:
- Applications will be accepted between December 15, 2015 and February 28, 2016. Successful recipients will be notified at the annual Lehigh Valley Truck Driving Championships “TuneUp” Drive (LVTDCTD) event.
- Applicants will be asked to furnish transcripts and employment history.
- Applicants are required to write and submit an essay of between 300 and 500 words detailing their career goals, extracurricular activities, and why that applicant should receive the scholarship. Applicants should demonstrate how their proposed course of studies relates to the trucking industry.
- Checks will be made payable to the individual applicant.