Shell donates $10,000 to OOIDA’s Mary Johnston Scholarship fund

| 3/30/2010

The OOIDA Mary Johnston Scholarship Fund got a huge shot in the arm at the Mid-America Trucking Show this past week when Shell Rotella donated $10,000 to the fund.

Photo by Jami Jones

Shell Rotella Global Brand Manager Mark Reed, right, presents a check for $10,000 to the OOIDA Mary Johnston Scholarship Fund. Accepting the check, from left, are OOIDA Foundation Research Assistant Denise Volmer; OOIDA Executive Vice President Todd Spencer; and OOIDA Board Member and Scholarship Committee Chairman Bill Rode.

Shell Rotella presented a donation of $10,000 to Bill Rode, board member of the Owner-Operator Independent Drivers Association and Scholarship Committee Chairman. The check was presented by Mark Reed, global brand manager for Shell Rotella.

The scholarship benefits children, grandchildren and legal dependents of OOIDA members. The selection process challenges applicants to compose a 500-word essay about how a trucker has influenced their lives, the way that their educational goals reflect their personality, and suggestions for how OOIDA can improve the public image of professional truck drivers.

Also on hand for the presentation were OOIDA Executive Vice President Todd Spencer and Denise Volmer, research assistant for the Foundation and also the Scholarship Committee and Foundation liaison.