Women In Trucking awards seven exceptional women with scholarships
The Women In Trucking (WIT) Foundation awarded seven scholarships so far this year. The scholarship recipients were all exceptional women, each receiving $1,000 for their further educational training. Five scholarships were delivered by the foundation in partnership with Ryder.
The recipients of the scholarships are:
- Sarah Hany – enrolled at 160 Driving Academy, Peoria, IL. Awarded the WIT Foundation/Ryder Scholarship for her Class A CDL training.
- Tabitha Edwards – enrolled at Universal Technical Institute in Exton, PA. Awarded the WIT Foundation/Ryder Scholarship for her diesel engineering training.
- Ana Silve Biscaia – enrolled at the University of Wisconsin, Superior, WI. Awarded the WIT Foundation/Ryder Scholarship for transportation and logistics management training.
- Connie Bugni – enrolled at Veriha Driving Academy in Marinette, WI. Awarded the WIT Foundation/ Ryder Scholarship for her Class A CDL training.
- Undral Naran – enrolled at the University of Wisconsin, Superior, WI. Awarded the WIT Foundation/Ryder Scholarship for transportation and logistics management training.
- Faye Slye – enrolled at Alexandria Technical & Community College in Alexandria, MN. Awarded the WIT Foundation Scholarship for her Class A CDL training.
- Robyn Waggoner – enrolled at Florence-Darling Technical in Florence, SC. Awarded the WIT Foundation/Jan Hamblin Scholarship for her Class A CDL training.
Scholarships are awarded in four areas: technical, safety, leadership and commercial driving. The new scholarship applications will be accepted again starting from July 31, 2017.
The scholarships are provided by donations and fund-raising events in the trucking industry, as the WIT is a non-profit organization. The next fundraising for the WIT Foundation will be the first pitch auction, which will be online June 20-30, 2017. The winning bidder will have the honor to throw the first pitch to the August 6, Cleveland Indians vs. New York Yankees game at Progressive Field in Cleveland.
“As a nonprofit organisation, the WIT Foundation relies on the generosity of our donors who make our mission possible. We continue to work diligently to strengthen the legacy of education in 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, please visit here.