Last year the Women In Trucking Association formed a separate, charitable organization, the Women In Trucking Association Foundation. The goal of the 501(c)(6) nonprofit is to provide funds to members seeking training in areas important to the trucking industry.
The Foundation Board has been working on obtaining funds to provide these training grants to members and is now ready to award scholarships.
The $500 scholarships will be awarded in four categories: leadership, safety professional, technical skill and professional driver. Applicants can submit a request for funding online at www.WomenInTruckingFoundation.org and must be members in good standing of the association.
Scholarship applications are being accepted now and will continue until the end of July. Winners will be announced in August, and funds will be sent to the educational facility on behalf of the grant recipient.