The Women In Trucking Foundation accepts applications for scholarship awards twice in the calendar year, January/February and August/September. Read below for more information. A link to apply will be posted here when the application period is open.
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Any individual identifying as female who will be attending a training facility for the purpose of advancing her/his career in the areas of safety, driving, technical, or leadership in the trucking industry is eligible to apply for a scholarship. Applicants must complete the scholarship application, including a short essay outlining career objectives and how this training will help meet those goals. Applications without an essay will not be considered and all applications must be submitted online.
Duration and Amount:
An approved scholarship from the Women In Trucking Foundation will be awarded as a one time payment at the conclusion of the training for $1,000 per recipient.
We are also happy to share that all recipients receive a free one-year membership to the Women In Trucking Association!
Method of Awarding:
The Foundation will mail the scholarship check directly to the school or training facility to be held until the applicant has completed the training. Scholarship funds are to be used for tuition or expenses related to educational purpose only. Checks will not be sent directly to recipients.
Qualifications to be Considered:
The recipients of scholarships must have financial need and demonstrate a desire to further their careers in the trucking industry. The scholarship will be awarded without regard to race, ethnicity, sexual orientation or religion. Recipients must provide their student ID number and a contact at their school's Financial Aid office to receive the award.
What Voids the Scholarship:
The scholarship will be voided on the basis of expulsion or dismissal from school or discontinuance of the education process. Also, the Foundation reserves the right to withdraw the scholarship for unusual or uncustomary circumstances at their discretion.
Types of Scholarships
Women in trucking foundation scholarship
The WIT Foundation generally awards 8-10 scholarships twice a year, with a value of $1,000 each. These are based on the criteria as described above. A selection committee of industry experts evaluates these applications and makes a determination. The number of scholarships awarded may vary each cycle due to number of applicants and funds available. All previous applicants are welcome to apply again, whether they received funding or not.
Each cycle, additional scholarships are also selected by the Ryder Charitable Foundation, whose partnership we deeply appreciate.
Jan Hamblin scholarships
A donation of $10,000 was made by J.J. Keller & Associates in honor of Jan Hamblin, for her significant years of service. Jan was a strong supporter of the WIT Foundation and a Board Chair.
roger voie Memorial scholarships
“My dad was a big supporter of Women In Trucking and he would have been so honored to know that more women can receive training due to the generosity of the folks who donated to the Roger Voie memorial scholarship." - Ellen Voie, CEO and Founder of the Women In Trucking Association