2017 Scholarship Application TRANSPORTATION CLUB OF SEATTLE
P.O. Box 88427
Steilacoom, WA 98388
TRANSPORTATION CLUB OF SEATTLE Letter from the President
The Transportation Club of Seattle has been actively involved in the Pacific Northwest’s transportation industry since 1910, working to develop this vital and exciting industry that has been a key factor in the region’s growth and success.
Our Scholarship program has been developed to encourage interest in the transportation industry with the goal of developing the next generation of transportation professionals. Successful applicants will possess strong academic skills and an interest in developing knowledge and skills related to transportation industry.
We encourage you to look further into this ancient yet ever evolving industry by taking the opportunity to visit with us and apply for our Club’s Scholarship Program.
I look forward to congratulating each scholarship recipient in person at our annual scholarship awards luncheon.
The Transportation Club of Seattle was formed in 1910 to encourage study of transportation issues by its members; to sponsor educational programs and discussions pertaining to traffic and transportation matters; to use all proper means to inform the general public of the functions of the traffic profession, in order to create a better understanding and appreciation thereof; to act upon traffic and transportation matters of common interest to the membership; to promote acquaintance, good fellowship and closer business relationship between persons identified with the transportation of persons or property, and to progress the welfare of its membership.
Our members come from all types of industry segments including airlines, local cartage, common carriers, industrial firms, government, motor carriers, ocean lines and railroads.
We hold regular monthly luncheon meetings and events enabling members and guests to meet in an atmosphere of fellowship to share information and ideas regarding the transportation industry affecting our local area. While the Club offers its members a great networking opportunity, the membership also provides the community with significant contributions to local charities and a scholarship fund to support the future of our industry.
The Board of Directors
One or more scholarships of at least $500 each will be awarded. Our Scholarship program has been developed to encourage members of our club and their family members to better their lives through higher education. Successful applicants will possess strong academic skills and a commitment to complete a program of study that will lead to an associate's degree or higher, or a certificated program.
WHO MAKES THE DECISIONS?
The Transportation Club of Seattle Scholarship Program is administered by a three member panel, consisting of existing board members and active or retired club members, with oversight by the Club President. Board members on this committee cannot act as sponsors for any applicants. The board determines the number and amount of the scholarships given out.
Scholarships will be awarded on scholastic merit, ability and character, without regard to race, sex, color, creed or intended or actual field of study. The awards are to be used by students who, through their efforts, achievements, community service and character, have demonstrated their ability to benefit themselves and others, through continuing education.
WHO IS ELIGIBLE?
To be eligible for a scholarship you must meet ALL of the following general requirements:
Must be a TCS member or relative by blood or marriage of a current TCS member with at least 1 year of good standing membership. Qualifying membership must be for the year prior to the current award season.
Must be sponsored by a current member (member applicants can act as their own sponsor)
Must be enrolled or plan on enrolling in an accredited college or university by the following Fall term.
Minimum GPA of 2.5 or comparable evaluation (i.e. Pass/Fail college)
Current school transcript through Fall term. An official student copy is acceptable.
Must have 2 letters of recommendation.
Letters of recommendation must be from a current teacher/professor, school administrator, or operations manager; and they must be written within the twelve months leading up to the application deadline.
Completed application including the essay.
Must submit 3 copies of all forms, in the following order:
Each award is for one year; students must re-apply for consideration the following year. No applicant may receive more than four total scholarship awards.
Successful applicants will be asked to supply a picture of themselves for publication in our newsletter and website.
Successful candidates will also be asked to attend our June Scholarship Luncheon in Seattle where we will formally recognize the scholarship recipients.
Scholarship monies are paid directly to registrar of recipients’ actual college or university. In the event of non-enrollment in the Fall term, monies will be returned to the Club for use at the board’s discretion.
HOW TO APPLY
In order to be considered, you must follow these five steps and submit an application package
postmarked no later than April 30, 2017.
Step 1: Complete and sign Part 1 of the Application Form.
Step 2: Submit a current academic transcript through the Fall term. An official student copy is acceptable.
Step 3: Attach a total of two letters of recommendation from a current teacher/professor or school administrator.
Letters must be written and dated within twelve months of April 30, 2017.
Step 4: Submit an essay (Part 2) no longer than two pages, double spaced, answering the essay subject posed in
Part 2 of the application form.
Step 5: Submit three copies of all forms, in the following order:
(1) Completed application
(2) Letters of recommendation
THE TRANSPORTATION CLUB OF SEATTLE
ATTN: TCS Scholarship Committee
P.O. Box 88427
Steilacoom, WA 98388
HOW DO I FIND OUT MORE ABOUT THE TRANSPORTATION CLUB OF SEATTLE ?
All applicants are encouraged to take a few moments to explore our website at www.transportationclubofseattle.org.
Thank you for your interest in the Scholarship Program,