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RICK PERKINS MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP AWARD

The GMTA Memorial Scholarship Award is dedicated to the memory of Rick Perkins, a former leader in the GMTA Safety Management Council and director of the Georgia Truck Driving Championships. This tribute is in recognition of his years of dedication and leadership as a driving instructor at Carroll Technical Institute, his active participation in the Safety Council, and his contributions to highway safety and the trucking industry.

The annual scholarship will provide $1,000 towards the furtherance of education to an eligible child or grandchild of a participant in the Georgia Truck Driving Championships. The award will be paid to any technical school, college or university of the recipient's choice.

TO BE ELIGIBLE THE APPLICANT'S MUST:
  • Be the son, daughter, grandson or granddaughter of a driver registered to compete in the 2015 Georgia Truck Driving Championships

  • Be a high school junior or senior and planning to attend either a technical school, public or private college or within two (2) years of the submission of this application

  • Have a high school grade point average of 3.0 (B) or higher

  • Applications must be received by April 24, 2015 

    THESE ITEMS MUST ACCOMPANY THE SCHOLARSHIP APPLICATION:
    • A high school transcript or GED equivalent

    • 1,000 word essay from the applicant on: “What safe driving means to my family, my community and me.”

    • Two (2) letters of reference from non-family members

    • A current copy of your motor vehicle driving record (MVR)

    The winner will be announced during the GMTA Truck Driving Championship Awards Banquet. In the event of a tie, the winner will be determined by the parent/grandparent of the applicant who had the higher score in the driving championship

      
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