60 Students to Receive Scholarships Totaling Over $168,000 from TCA Scholarship Fund


60 Students to Receive Scholarships Totaling Over $168,000 from TCA Scholarship Fund

June 25, 2024

The Truckload Carriers Association (TCA), the only trade association whose sole focus is the truckload segment of the motor carrier industry, today named its 2024-25 TCA Scholarship Fund recipients who collectively will be receiving a total of $168,000.

Since 1973, the Fund has been providing scholarships to students associated with the trucking industry. Each scholarship recipient must be a student in good standing attending a four-year or two-year college or university and must be associated with a TCA member company.

TCA Scholarship Fund Chairman Joey Hogan of Covenant had this to say about today’s announcement and the large scholarship dollar amount. “TCA Scholarship Fund program is one of the best initiatives included in a TCA membership that helps to pay forward the honor of being a part of the truckload industry. We were proud to be able to increase the dollar awards by 25% even in a time of economic difficulty which exemplifies the priority of this program by the association. The Fund is excited to award scholarships to students at two-year colleges for the first time this year and we are very excited to continue to grow the program.”

Congratulations to this year’s scholarship recipients.

Endowed named scholarships to four-year university recipients:

Jay Freeman
Werner Enterprises, Inc.
NAIT Scholarship – $6,250

Joe Smith III
Bar S Logistics, Inc.
John Kaburick Scholarship – $4,500

Isabella Yust
Kai Norris Scholarship – $3,250

Kaur Kamaljit
Bison Transport
Darrel Clark Wilson III Scholarship – $3,250

Joshua Short
Cargo Transporters, Inc.
Thomas Welby Scholarship – $3,250

Kalee O’Brien
Paschall Truck Lines, Inc.
Stoney Reese Stubbs Scholarship – $3,250

Kaden Buatte
Prime Inc.
Robert Low Scholarship – $3,250

Speranza Albensi
Bison Transportation
Robert D. Penner Scholarship – $3,250


Ceira Lynch
Bison Transport
Thomas R. Schilli Scholarship – $3,250

Gitali Jain
NFI Interactive Logistics
Thomas R. Schilli Scholarship – $3,250

Morgan Munyan
NFI Interactive Logistics
Keith Tuttle Scholarship – $3,250

Jack Rodgers
Don Hummer Trucking Corp
Tom Kretsinger, Jr. Scholarship – $3,250

Maxwell Marten
Marten Transport, Ltd.
Bill Giroux Scholarship – $3,250

Alexandra Wayne
Brown Trucking Co.
Bill Giroux Scholarship – $3,250

Michael Henretty Jr.
Werner Enterprises, Inc.
Bill Giroux Scholarship – $3,250

Four-year university scholarship recipients at $2,725 each:
Martina Tolhurst — Bison Transport
Trace Harrington — Prime Inc.
Samuel Amanual — Kriska Holdings
Madeline Falknor — Fremont Contract Carriers, Inc.
Ava Loch — Garner Trucking, Inc.
Asa Weil — Epes Transport System, LLC
Logan Dudley — Knight-Swift Transportation
Jake Gross — Northern Logistics
Tanner Mihm — Werner Enterprises, Inc.
Tyler Waszak — Werner Enterprises, Inc.
Hayden Twining — Garner Trucking, Inc.
Gurjaan Rai — Bison Transport
Jennifer Miranda — Tucker Freight Lines
Jessica Bell — Roadmaster Drivers School Inc.
Jordan Evans — TVC Pro-Driver
Amy Pitzel — Bison Transport
Katie Pulliam — Greater Omaha Express, LLC
Theresa Stephens — McLeod Software
Connor Gates — Prime Inc.
Zamariya Fullwood — NFI Interactive Logistics
Olivia Thompson — Cheema Freightlines, LLC
Jorkaeff Nogales — Bennett Motor Express, LLC
Kevin White — Prime Inc.
Grace Rittenour — Thomas E. Keller Trucking, Inc.
Caleb Moore — J.J. Keller & Associates, Inc.
Cameron Emmer — J.J. Keller & Associates, Inc.
Molly Nugent — PS Logistics
Kristi Kottke — Kottke Trucking Inc.
Nicholas Farrell — Load One, LLC
Gianna Terrarosa — GES
Danielle Sanchez — Prime Inc.
Annika Waltenberg — Bison Transport
Chase Norris — NFI Interactive Logistics
Anagha Menon — NFI Interactive Logistics
Dylan Regan — Werner Enterprises, Inc.
Nathaniel Linkous — W&B Service Company
Dylan Spivy — Wilson Logistics ($1,295 awarded)

Two-year college scholarship recipients at $2,000 each:

Kinley Porter — Maverick USA, Inc.
Carson Kunze — Grand Island Express, Inc.
Robert Tolhurst — Bison Transport
Ashlynn Lindsay — Load One, LLC
Katherine Berry — Hogan Transports, Inc.
Carson Holzwarth — Roehl Transport Inc.
Lucas Brooks — Givens Transportation Inc.
Alanna Severson — Marten Transport, Ltd.

The application process was managed by the Ohio Foundation of Independent Colleges (OFIC). A selection committee, established by OFIC, scored the applicants, taking into considering the applicant’s GPA, major, extracurricular activities, hours worked, and more.

TCA congratulates this year’s recipients. To learn more about the TCA Scholarship Fund, or for information on how you can donate visit www.truckload.org/scholarships.