Women In Trucking Foundation Awards Seven Scholarships in 2017

Plover, WI (June 14, 2017) – Women In Trucking (WIT) Foundation awarded seven scholarships so far this year. The scholarship recipients each received $1,000 for their educational training.  

  • Sarah Hany – enrolled at 160 Driving Academy, Peoria, IL. Awarded the WIT Foundation/Ryder Scholarship for her Class A CDL training.
  • Ana Silva Biscaia— enrolled at the University of Wisconsin, Superior, WI. Awarded the WIT Foundation/Ryder Scholarship for transportation and logistics management training.
  • Tabitha Edwards– enrolled at Universal Technical Institute in Exton, PA. Awarded the WIT Foundation/Ryder Scholarship for her diesel engineering 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.

Scholarship Winners 2017

(Sarah Hany, Ana Silva Biscaia, Tabitha Edwards, Connie Bugni, Undral Naran, Faye Slye, Robyn Waggoner)

The WIT Foundation congratulates these women on focusing their futures on careers in the trucking industry. Scholarship applications will be accepted again through July 31, 2017. Scholarships are awarded in four areas:  technical, safety, leadership and commercial driving.

Donations and fund raising events within the trucking industry make it possible to provide scholarships to deserving individuals. The next fundraising opportunity for the WIT Foundation is its annual first pitch auction taking place online June 20-30, 2017. The winning bidder will receive the ceremonial first pitch to the August 6, 2017 Cleveland Indians vs. New York Yankees game at Progressive Field in Cleveland. For more information visit: https://www.32auctions.com/FirstPitch2017.

“As a nonprofit 501c3, 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, 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: Arrow Truck Sales, Bendix Commercial Vehicle Systems, Daimler Trucks North America, BMO Transportation Finance, Expediter Services, 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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