St. Christopher Fund announces scholarship for veterans seeking trucking careers

| 9/27/2013

The St. Christopher Truckers Development and Relief Fund announced this week that it will distribute a $10,000 trade school scholarship available to the men and women who have served our nation’s armed forces. This scholarship program is being funded by a $10,000 grant from TBS Factoring Service of Oklahoma City.

“With all that our military veterans have sacrificed for us, The St. Christopher Fund feels truly honored to be able to provide a scholarship to a veteran in need,” said SCF Executive Director Donna Kennedy. “We hope this opportunity will provide one of them with the tools to succeed in the trucking industry.”

Kennedy said that solid entry level driver training and job skill development is closely linked to a truck driver’s safety, well-being and good health, adding that it’s part of the mission of the St. Christopher Fund to support the truck driving community by helping put skilled, healthy drivers on the nation’s highways.

Kennedy said it is also part of SCF’s mission to support the development of truck driving as a solid, respectable career – like those critically needed by those military veterans who have come home needing more than just a job, but a rewarding career.

The St. Christopher Fund will begin accepting scholarship applications for the TBS Factoring Service Trade School Scholarship on Oct. 1, 2013. The $10,000 scholarship will be awarded to one veteran whose intention is to learn the driving trade or advance their driving career. The recipient of the scholarship must show financial need and must demonstrate a desire to further her/his career in a trucking industry related career. The scholarship will be awarded without regard to sex, race, color, national origin, or religion.    

This scholarship program was made possible by a $10,000 grant from TBS Factoring Service, LLC, of Oklahoma City., a family business providing cash flow solutions to independent truckers. The SCF Board of Directors will oversee the scholarship and allocate the monies to the trade school of the chosen applicant’s choice upon confirmation of enrollment.

Applications will be available online at or you can request one be mailed/faxed to you by calling 865-202-9428 or emailing Applications will be accepted through Nov. 15, 2013. The scholarship winner will be announced in early December.

The SCF was founded in late 2007 as a 501(c)(3), not-for-profit organization. The SCF’s mission is to provide assistance to professional truck drivers whose medical problems have led to financial hardship. By the end of August 2013, the Fund had been able to provide over $443,740 in financial assistance to more than 817 drivers. Assistance has been in the form of direct payment for household expenses, prescriptions, and medical bills.

For more information about the SCF or to make a donation, see its website or send a letter to P.O. Box 30763, Knoxville, TN 37930, call 865-202-9428, or send an email