Owner-Operator Independent Drivers Association
Contact: Norita Taylor, [email protected]
Headquarters: (816) 229-5791
For Immediate Release
OOIDA Announces 2021 Scholarship Recipients
The Owner-Operator Independent Drivers Association announced the recipients of this year’s Mary Johnston Scholarship. Since 1998, the fund has awarded more than $350 thousand to students who are the children, grandchildren or legal dependents of OOIDA members.
Five top scholars were chosen for this honor. To apply, the students were asked to submit a 500-word reflection essay on how a trucker has influenced their life, the way their educational goals resonate with their personalities and to entertain what changes they see occurring down the road that might improve the trucking industry.
Each year, one $2,000 scholarship and four $1,000 scholarships are awarded. An alternate is also named each year. The funds are transferred directly to the student’s selected institution and can be renewed for a total of four years. Jewell Cox, daughter of senior member Tony Cox of Elk Horn, Ky., is the recipient of a $2,000 scholarship. The four $1,000 scholarship winners are: Colten Ballard, Jayden Hensley, Garrett Bennett and Kaden de Jong. Meghan McClain was selected as an alternate.
Here are the winners for this year:
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