The C.H. Robinson Foundation is expanding its support of the truck driving community and the more than 450,000 contract carriers on its platform by doubling its annual individual scholarship award from $2,500 to $5,000.
The company now will award 25 scholarships worth $125,000 in 2024.
“Carriers are critical to the world’s economy, and each year we are excited to be able to show our support to our talented pool of contract carriers in a variety of ways,” Rachel Schwalbach, C.H. Robinson vice president of ESG and C.H. Robinson Foundation president, said in a news release. “Continuous growth and learning are a core part of our culture and values. Through the C.H. Robinson Foundation, we’re proud to empower ambitious minds and help make education more accessible to all. By doubling the scholarship, we know we can make an even greater impact for our C.H. Robinson carriers and their families.”
Scholarship applications will be accepted Jan. 18 through Feb. 28, the company said.
Now in its 12th year, C.H. Robinson’s global Contract Carrier Scholarship is open to employees or dependents of contract carriers that have been a C.H. Robinson carrier for a minimum of one year as of Feb. 28, 2024. Scholarships can be used at accredited college institutions across the globe to support tuition for undergraduate and vocational-technical education for the 2024-2025 academic year.
Applicants must also:
- Be 16 to 26 years old or regular, full-time employees of the qualified carrier.
- Be high school seniors, high school graduates, or current post-secondary undergraduates. Students outside the United States must be in their final year of upper or higher secondary school or be current technical or university-level students.
- Enroll in full-time study if they’re a dependent but can enroll in part-time study if employees of qualified carriers.
Since 2013, the C.H. Robinson Foundation has awarded 340 scholarships totaling $850,000. Scholarship recipients are selected based on academic record, demonstrated leadership and participation in school and community activities, work experience, and educational and career goals and objectives. Scholarship America, a neutral third party, manages the award selection process.