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TXTA awards 37 scholarships for 2022-23

Aug. 31, 2022
Bulk carriers, private fleets among companies with employee family members securing assistance with their educational goals

Family members of United Petroleum Transports, Pulido Transport, and GenOx Transportation employees are among the 37 recipients of 2022-23 scholarships from the Texas Trucking Association (TXTA) Foundation, which this year awarded $200,000 to deserving students across the country.

All scholarship winners are affiliated with TXTA member companies, the association said.

“In 1991, TXTA Foundation began the scholarship program to give back to the families of trucking industry employees—the men and women who keep our country moving,” said Brandon Woods, TXTA Foundation chairman. “Since the establishment of the scholarship program, the foundation has awarded more than $2.1 million in scholarships to students to help them achieve their education and vocational goals.”

This year’s memorial scholarship recipients are:

Joyce & Herbert E. Skinner Memorial Scholarship

Established in 2008 and awarded to the top overall recipient

  • Chase Alford, Apache Oil Company, University of Texas at Dallas

Mike Craddock Memorial Scholarship

Established in 2018 and awarded to the top freshman recipient as a four-year scholarship

  • Ellington Hull, Trout Trucking Company, The University of Texas at Austin

Rex & Marillyn King Foundation Scholarship

Established in 2018 and awarded to a top recipient

  • Stacey Arriaga, Southwestern Motor Transportation, Texas A&M University, San Antonio

Ed Kyrish Memorial Scholarship

Established in 2021 and awarded to the top University of Texas at Austin recipient

  • Maranda Suescun, Pulido Transport, The University of Texas at Austin

Stoney Reese Stubbs Memorial Scholarship Recipient

Established in 2011 and awarded to the top Texas A&M University at College Station recipient

  • Tori McVey, Merfish United Distribution, Texas A&M University at College Station

Further scholarship recipients include:

  • Grace Ajamiseba, Acme Truck Line, University of Houston
  • Julia Alford, Apache Oil Company, Trinity University
  • Hunter Bailey, Kyrish Trucks of Houston, Blinn College
  • Hallie Crabtree, Hendrickson International, Abilene Christian University
  • Jonathan Cruz, Kyrish Truck Centers, Texas A&M University at College Station
  • Harlee DePoyster, Housley Group, West Texas A&M University
  • Alaina Domingue, United Vision Logistics, University of Louisiana at Lafayette
  • Elyse Domingue, United Vision Logistics, University of Louisiana at Lafayette
  • Hailey Drerup, Walmart, Texas A&M College of Veterinary Medicine and Biomedical Sciences
  • Clarisa Ferreyra, Pulido Transport, Lone Star College System-Kingwood
  • Maredith Ferreyra, Pulido Transport, University of Houston-Downtown
  • Nayeli Garcia, W&B Service Company, University of Houston-Clear Lake
  • Abby Garrett, Garrett Transfer Storage, The University of Texas at Austin
  • Wesley Green, Housley Group, The University of Texas Medical Branch
  • Alexander Harden, NFI Industries, West Texas A&M University
  • Madison Harper, Cummins Corporation, University of Arkansas
  • AnaClaire Henderson, Housley Group, Texas Tech University
  • Matthew Henderson, Housley Group, Texas A&M College of Veterinary Medicine and Biomedical Sciences
  • Amaya Johnson, Lone Star Truck Group/TAG Truck Center, Texas State University
  • Edwin Johnson Jr., Lone Star Truck Group/TAG Truck Center, The University of Texas at Arlington
  • Kade Keeling, Bunch Wholesale Incorporated, Texas Tech University
  • Grace Lam, Cheetah Transportation, The University of Texas at Austin
  • Kaili Manthei, Lone Star Truck Group/TAG Truck Center, Texas A&M University at College Station
  • Christal Moreno, United Petroleum Transports, Texas Tech University
  • Asia Nixon, Palletized Trucking, Sam Houston State University
  • Kassadee Rodriguez, Housley Group, Angelo State University
  • Carter Routh, Rush Truck Centers, Wichita Falls Freightliner, Midwestern State University
  • Pamela Serensits, GenOx Transportation, University of Missouri
  • Garrett Smith, Atmos Energy, The University of Texas at Austin
  • Lani Rae Stanton, TNT Crane & Rigging, Sam Houston State University
  • Ashlee Taber, Lone Star Truck Group/TAG Truck Center, Arkansas Tech University
  • Ricardo Vargas, GND Transport Services, Universidad Autonoma de Guadalajara

The 2023-2024 scholarship period will open in Spring 2023. Visit texastrucking.com for more information.

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