Toledo Trucking Association Scholarship

Past Recipients

  • 2018 Scott Pribe & Marc Tackett
  • 2017 Cody Keister
  • 2016 Margaret Hill
  • 2015 Douglas VanWormer
  • 2014 Christina Koepke
  • 2013 Timothy Schloz
  • 2012 Steven James
  • 2011 Jennifer Jones
  • 2010 Jennifer Jones
  • 2009 Curtis Mohler
  • 2008 Christopher Falter

2018 Scholarship Recipient William "Marc" Tackett

TTA Scholarship

Neil Chryst, Toledo Trucking Association awarded Marc Tackett with a scholarship to attend Owens Community College.

2018 Scholarship Recipient Scott Pribe


L-R: Neil Chryst, Dean Kaplan, Scott Pribe, Michael Harders, Jodi Farschman and Denny Schwartz


L-R: Rebecca Brewster, Michael Harders, Jodi Farschman and Denny Schwartz


L-R: Dean Kaplan, Neil Chryst, Scott Pribe and Denny Schwartz


L-R: Dean Kaplan, Neil Chryst, Denny Schwartz and Tom Balzer

Thursday, May 3rd, 2018, marked the 11th annual Toledo Trucking Association/University of Toledo scholarship luncheon. The event was held at The Inverness Club in Toledo. This year we were honored to welcome Rebecca Brewster, President and COO of the American Transportation Research Institute (ATRI). Being an independent research arm of the trucking industry, Rebecca shared industry information and concerns which affect our daily business lives. The TTA has committed to a 5-year partnership with ATRI and we presented the first installment of our financial support at the luncheon.

The pinnacle of the luncheon was the annual presentation of the TTA/UT scholarship ($5000) to Scott Pribe, a senior in the College of Business and Innovation, who is majoring in Supply Chain Management. Scott is from the area and would like to pursue a career in his major, settling in this area. Scott was joined by his family members. Congratulations again to a very deserving Scott Pribe. Jodi Farschman and Michael Harders were both on hand to represent the University of Toledo. Michael spoke briefly to stress the appreciation on behalf of UT for the 11-year commitment from the TTA.

The TTA also presented Thomas Balzer, President and CEO of the Ohio Trucking Association (OTA), with its annual donation to the Driver of the Year (DOY) program. We at the TTA, are very passionate about supporting this very worthwhile program thru our partnership with the OTA.

On behalf of the TTA, thank you to all our members and associates who make the TTA, the incredible organization that it is.

2017 Scholarship Recipient Cody Keister


The Toledo Trucking Association held their 10th Annual Scholarship Luncheon at the Inverness Club on Thursday May 4th, 2017.

Cody Keister, of Toledo, was the recipient of a $5000 check applied to his studies at the University of Toledo, College of Business and Innovation. Cody just finished his Junior year at UT.

Kevin Burch, Chairman of the American Trucking Association out of Washington D.C. was the key note speaker and he spoke about the future of the trucking association and shared photos and stories about meeting with President Trump with the ATA and a cadre of trucks on the Whitehouse Lawn.

2016 Scholarship Recipient Margaret Hill


2015 Scholarship Recipient Douglas VanWormer


2014 Scholarship Recipient Christina Koepke


The Toledo Trucking Association directly impacted my life last April in a way I never could have imagined. In fact, every time I think about being selected as a TTA Scholarship recipient, I feel so honored and blessed. It is still hard for me to believe at times because this award truly made a difference in my life. It has opened opportunities for me, such as the internship I am doing. Additionally, it allowed me to triple major in Supply Chain Management, Human Resource Management, and Marketing. The TTA Scholarship was a true Godsend as my decision to triple major extended my graduation date to December 2015, and my scholarship from The University of Toledo would not cover additional semesters.

Currently, I am a senior at UT. I am a student in the Honors College and have worked really hard to maintain a 4.0 GPA throughout my college career. After I graduate, I am determined to use my triple major to help lead a company to success by helping it form the necessary synergistic relationships. My goal is to help increase cross-functional collaboration to eliminate departmental as well as cross-channel conflicts. I also hope to become a leader for society by always exemplifying ethics in both personal and professional settings.

With all this being said, I would like to truly thank the Toledo Trucking Association and the scholarship committee again for investing in my future. This award is a true honor and a true blessing that I will always be genuinely grateful for. The TTA is such a positive association, and I believe all of their efforts to create a positive image for the trucking industry are great. Also, their commitment to the scholarship fund to help students finance their education while acknowledging and rewarding their hard work is phenomenal. Thanks again TTA for all that you do!

-Christina Koepke

2013 Scholarship Recipient Timothy Schloz

Denny and Dean:

I hope your both doing well. I just wanted to thank you both again and update you on my academic progress. Yesterday (12/20), I graduated with my undergraduate degree from the University of Toledo in accounting and information systems. I graduated with the academic honor of valedictorian of the College of Business and Innovation. Starting in January 2015, I will begin to study for the Certified Public Accountant exam (CPA), and then start full-time with the accounting firm, PricewaterhouseCoopers(PwC) in July 2015 in their Toledo, Ohio office. None of this would have been possible without generous support from the Toledo Trucking Association. Thank you again for supporting the University of Toledo College of Business and Innovation. The support has gone a long way in helping me start my career. Please feel free to pass this update along to the other Toledo Trucking Association members.

-Tim S.


Scholarship Qualifications

  • Must be a full time student at the University of Toledo
  • Must be enrolled in one of the majors listed in the College of Business and Innovation and be of Junior or Senior status.
  • Must have a grade point average of 3.0%
  • Must submit a biography in the format of a resume listing all past and present jobs and extracurricular activities
  • Must also include a brief paragraph describing the applicants future plans post graduation, (to include targeted industries and goals)
  • Must provide us with no less than 2 references, (one has to be a past professor and the other must be a past employer. (no family members))

Terribeth Gordon- Moore is the contact at the U T school of business and her email address should be listed for further contact and inquiry on the scholarship (Gordon, Terribeth Rae


Upcoming Events

  • Toledo Truck Driver Challenge
  • October 27, 2018
  • Monthly Meeting
  • November 8, 2018