Eden Prairie, MN (September 17, 2012) — To celebrate National Truck Driver Appreciation Week, the C.H. Robinson Worldwide Foundation has created the C.H. Robinson Worldwide Foundation Scholarship Program for Truckload Contract Carriers.
The Truckload Contract Carrier Scholarship Program was developed to support and expand the educational success of both C.H. Robinson truckload contract carrier employees and their children. This is the first scholarship program that has been supported through the C.H. Robinson Worldwide Foundation.
The program will award up to 10- $2,500 college scholarships to eligible students for the 2013-2014 academic year. Scholarship recipients must be employees at one of the 53,000 qualified truckload contract carriers of C.H. Robinson Worldwide, Inc. Recipients must be employees with a minimum of one year employment with their respective company or dependent children of these employees.
"We want to help make sure that the cost of education isn't a roadblock for those looking to take the next step in their education journey," said Angie Freeman, president of the C.H. Robinson Worldwide Foundation. "The C.H. Robinson Worldwide Foundation Scholarship Program helps make the dream of additional education more of a reality."
All recipients must plan to enroll in full-time undergraduate programs. Dependent children must major in transportation logistics, supply chain or business related programs at an accredited college or vocational school. The scholarships are non-renewable, but students may reapply to the program each year they meet eligibility requirements.
Applications will be made available on the C.H. Robinson Worldwide Foundation webpage beginning in January 2013.
About the C.H. Robinson Worldwide Foundation
The C.H. Robinson Worldwide Foundation is committed to ensuring that our communities continue to be great places to live and work, and through our employee match programs and grants provides support to hundreds of organizations each year including the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation, Community Health Charities, American Red Cross, Children's Hospital and Clinics of Minnesota, and Global Impact. For more information about the C.H. Robinson Worldwide Foundation, visit http://www.chrobinson.com/en/us/About-Us/Corporate-Responsibility/Foundation/