Truck Renting and Leasing Association

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TRALA Industry Scholarship Program

The TRALA Industry Scholarship awards up to four annual scholarships to TRALA-member company employees or their children to pursue vocational training as maintenance technicians.  The program has no age limit and eligible veterans are also encouraged to apply.  Scholarship recipients can receive up to $5,000 in scholarships over two years if the minimum grade point average is maintained in their vocational training.


  1. Applicants must be employees of TRALA member companies in North America, or dependents/children of full-time employees of TRALA member companies in North America.
  2. Applicants must be pursuing a course of study related to the truck transportation industry at an accredited two-year vocational program.  Examples include, but are not limited to Heavy Duty Truck Technology, Diesel Technology, Industrial Mechanics and Medium/Heavy Vehicle Technology.

Instructions for Completing the Application Form

You will need ADOBE Reader 6.0 or greater to open, use and print this PDF fill-in-the-blank form. If you do not have this free software installed on your computer, visit http://get.adobe.com/reader/. Follow the directions to install ADOBE Reader which is a free download.

There are two options to complete the fill-in-the-blank application form:

1. Use the fill-in-the-blank feature to complete the form:

  • Save a copy of the form to your personal data storage device.
  • Type in your responses using the Tab key to move between fields.
  • You may save the file while in progress and return to complete or revise it later.
  • When finished, print the completed form.


2. Print the blank application and complete it using a pen or typewriter.

Whichever option you use, applicants must print the page(s) of the application containing the Applicant Appraisal and Transcript Information sections and submit to the appropriate individuals for completion (if applicable). These sections cannot be completed electronically.

Mail the completed application form (including the completed Appraisal and Transcript sections, if applicable, and any other required documents) to Scholarship America by the program's application postmark deadline. The mailing address is on the application form.

Scholarship Application

Postmark Date: November 1, 2018

The TRALA scholarship program is administered by Scholarship America. TRALA staff and TRALA members have no involvement with the applications or decision process. Scholarships are awarded without reference to race, creed, color, gender, disability, religion or national origin.

Please contact TRALA's Tonya Gibbs at (703) 299-9120 or by email at tgibbs@trala.org with any questions regarding the scholarship program.