KMCA Foundation Scholarship

For more information and to apply, please go to: http://www.kmcafoundation.org/scholarships.html

Drivers, dock workers, mechanics, office personnel – they are among the thousands of people each day who contribute to a strong, efficient transportation industry in Kansas.

Many of these individuals are pursuing studies toward a higher education. The Kansas Motor Carriers Association Foundation would like to help some of these students in their efforts by providing scholarships to those seeking higher education (college, community college, vocational/technical training) in a transportation related field.

Scholarship recipients will be selected on the basis of their academic achievement, community involvement and financial need. The Foundation will provide financial assistance for college and trade school students. Scholarships may be used to meet such expenses as tuition, books, and housing.

The KMCA Foundation is a non-profit educational, public relations, research and community service organization created by the Kansas Motor Carriers Association to promote the transportation industry to the people of Kansas. KMCA represents more than 1,100 truck lines and allied industries operating in Kansas.

Eligibility: 
Applicants must be high school graduates or seniors. They must also be attending school full-time, 12-hours per semester.  Applicants, including previous KMCA Foundation Scholarship recipients may apply each qualifying year.

Application: A student seeking a scholarship should complete the application form (that is available on this website once the next application deadline is announced) and send it to the KMCA Foundation along with a recent professional photograph (photocopies will not be accepted) with your name and current year on the reverse side, a certified copy of your year-end transcript, one to three letters of recommendation and an accompanying letter of intent. This letter should include information on current and planned studies, career goals, interests, and the reason for applying for the scholarship.  A checklist is provided at the bottom of the application.

Deadline
: Applications must be received by close of business April 1, 2014 for consideration in scholarships for the 2014-2015 academic year.  There will be NO EXCEPTIONS.  It is the applicant’s responsibility to complete all requirements.  Incomplete applications will not be processed.  Applications will not be permitted by fax or e-mail.

Selection: The Board of Trustees is comprised of five members of KMCA. Scholarship recipients will be chosen by the Board of Trustees of the Kansas Motor Carriers Association Foundation and the scholarship funds will be sent directly to the recipient’s school.  Scholarship funds are mailed directly to the school listed on the application in early August after verification of full-time enrollment.  Funds will be equally divided between the Fall and Spring semester of the awarded school year.

Notification:  Each applicant will receive a notification letter by mid-August.  Please refrain from calling the Foundation for status unless you have not received a notification by mid-August.

Please contact the KMCA office at 785-267-1641 or foundation@kmca.org with any questions.
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