Cass Sheridan and Shaley Smalley have been awarded $2,500 scholarships by Kinedyne Corp. through the Kinedyne Cares College Scholarship Program.
Sheridan, from Prattville, AL, will attend Troy University while Smalley, from Albany, MN, will attend St. Cloud University. The scholarships, which are being presented for the first time, are presented through a competition held in conjunction with the state trucking associations in each state.
All entrants had to write a 500-word essay addressing the topic “how the trucking industry has positively impacted my life.” Members of the state trucking associations and their immediate families were eligible.
“Given the current economy, every little bit can help when it comes to funding a college education,” said David Callahan, corporate marketing manager for New Jersey-based Kinedyne, a manufacturer of cargo control products for the transportation industry. “We created our scholarship program to provide assistance to deserving individuals and families within our own industry. The initial outcome was outstanding, and all of us here at Kinedyne are really looking forward to developing this program in the future.”