Women In Trucking Foundation Awards Seven Scholarships

Plover, WI (September 30, 2016) – Women In Trucking (WIT) Foundation awarded seven scholarships this month. This marks 16 scholarships the Foundation has awarded this year. The scholarships varied in amount with the highest award of $2,000.

  • Jenna Wolfinger – enrolled at the University of Southern Maine, Portland, ME. Awarded the WIT Foundation Scholarship. She is beginning her work experience at Portland Air Freight in the Safety Department.
  • LaShonntae Hewitt— enrolled at New Mexico Junior College in Hobb, NM. Awarded the WIT Foundation/Ryder Scholarship as well as the WIT Foundation/Jan Hamblin Scholarship from the J. J. Keller Foundation. She is earning her Class A CDL.
  • Marabeth Madsen– enrolled at Trans Tech, Inc. in Flether, NC. Awarded the WIT Foundation/Ryder Scholarship for her Class A CDL training.
  • Meghan Dober – enrolled at the University of Georgia in Athens, GA. Awarded the WIT Foundation Scholarship. She is earning a Bachelor’s degree in Mathematics to use in her trucking industry career. Meghan was an intern at Great Dane this past summer.
  • Sherrie Wilcox— enrolled at Tennessee College of Applied Technology in Knoxville, TN. Awarded the WIT Foundation/Ryder Scholarship for her training in diesel powered equipment technology.
  • Tammy Tortola— enrolled at Breton Commercial Truck Training in Sydney, Nova Scotia, Canada. Awarded the WIT Foundation/Ryder Scholarship for her class 1 license.
  • Zenaida Reyes-Yu— enrolled at Universal Technical Institute in Orlando, FL. Awarded the WIT Foundation/Ryder Scholarship. She is earning a degree to become an automotive technician.

The WIT Foundation congratulates these women on focusing their futures on careers in the trucking industry. Scholarship applications will be accepted again during January 2017. Scholarships are awarded in four areas:  technical, safety, leadership and commercial driving.

“As a nonprofit 501c3, the WIT Foundation relies on the generosity of our individual and corporate donors who make our mission possible.  Our board of directors is thrilled with this recent momentum achieved, in large part to the generous donations made by the Ryder and J. J. Keller Foundations last year.  We continue to work diligently on our scholarship and donor awareness campaigns to help serve the transportation industry,” said WIT Foundation Chair Debora Babin Katz, Vice President of TrucBrush Corporation.

To make a donation or for more information about the WIT Foundation scholarship program, visit: http://www.womenintruckingfoundation.org.

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The Women In Trucking Foundation is affiliated with the nonprofit organization Women In Trucking Association, Inc., and is responsible for raising funds for scholarships and encouraging the employment of women in the trucking industry. Women In Trucking Association, Inc. is a nonprofit association established to encourage the employment of women in the trucking industry, promote their accomplishments and minimize obstacles faced by women working in the trucking industry. Membership is not limited to women, as 17 percent of its members are men who support the mission. Women In Trucking is supported by its members and the generosity of Gold Level Partners: Bendix Commercial Vehicle Systems, Daimler Trucks North America, BMO Transportation Finance, Great Dane, J.B. Hunt Transport, Ryder System, Inc., U.S. Xpress, and Walmart.

For more information or to donate, visit www.womenintruckingfoundation.org or call 888.464.9482.  Women In Trucking Foundation is also registered with Amazon.com® Smile.

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