Children of Volvo drivers eligible for scholarship
November 1, 2008
GREENSBORO, N. C. - Volvo Trucks North America has launched a scholarship program that will award $35,000 to the children of truckers who drive a Volvo. The 'Great Minds' scholarship program will awar...
GREENSBORO, N. C. – Volvo Trucks North America has launched a scholarship program that will award $35,000 to the children of truckers who drive a Volvo. The ‘Great Minds’ scholarship program will award three scholarships – one for $20,000, one for $10,000 and another for $5,000 – to college or university students in the US or Canada, the company has announced.
Eligible recipients must have a parent or guardian who drives a Volvo truck for a living.
“Every parent knows the future lives through our children, especially in the trucking industry where so many businesses have strong family ties,” said Scott Kress, Volvo senior vice-president, sales and marketing. “The current economic situation has many families struggling to find a way to pay college expenses. Our customers help provide Volvo’s future, so we want to help them secure their children’s future.”
Eligible students must be already in, or entering, a college or university program in Fall, 2009. To compete for the scholarships, students must submit an essay on ‘What has trucking meant to my family?’ Applications will be accepted until March 27, 2009.Visit www.volvotrucksgreatminds.com.
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