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TCA reveals winners; new scholarship in memory of Stoney “Reese” Stubbs awarded

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.

The Trucker News Services

8/12/2013

ALEXANDRIA, Va. — 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 Partner, 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: Celadon, Fishers, Indiana

TCA Scholarship Winner ($2,725)

 

Courtney Young: TLD, 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 www.truckload.org/Scholarships.

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