NDTA Scholarship Program

Scholarship Value: $1,000
Awards Available: 10
Award Deadline: Apr 15, 2024

Since its founding, one of the missions of NDTA has been "to support, conduct and assist programs of transportation education, science, research, and development, among private, industrial, educational and governmental agencies…" These programs required funding and, in 1961, the Association established the NDTA Foundation as a separate corporate entity to raise and provide the funds needed to accomplish this mission. A volunteer Board of Trustees supervises the Foundation's activities.

The Foundation is funded by voluntary donations, which are tax-deductible under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code. Funds held by the Foundation cannot be used to meet operating expenses unrelated to the Foundation.

As the cost of attending college has risen astronomically in the past 10-15 years, so has the amount of debt students have had to take on to earn a degree. Student-loan debt has surpassed $1.7 trillion and is now greater than credit card and auto loan debt in the US.1 The Class of 2021 graduated with an average debt of $36,900 – which has been increasing at an annual rate of 7.8%. Student loan debt at graduation has grown 76% since the Class of 2000, a rate of increase that outpaces the rate of inflation by 41%.2 Furthermore, a 2020 survey by the educational company OneClass of 10,839 college students attending 255 schools across the US, found that a staggering 56% of the students are no longer able to afford tuition.3 This is an unsustainable trend. Easing the burden of a college education for the future leaders of our profession is now a major priority for the Foundation.

Scholarship Program

The Foundation annually awards scholarship money to high school or college students pursuing an education in logistics, transportation, or passenger travel. Three scholarship programs are available to NDTA members and their financial dependents pursuing the study of logistics, transportation, supply chain, physical distribution, or passenger travel services:

  • Academic Scholarship Program A is for currently enrolled college students
  • Academic Scholarship Program B is for soon-to-be high school graduates, accepted at an accredited institution
  • Academic Scholarship Program C is for currently enrolled, distance learning college students
  • Academic Scholarship Program D, “The Denny Edwards Graduate Scholarship” for Graduate Degree Students
How to Apply:

Sallie Mae "No Essay" Scholarship

Deadline: Mar 31, 2024
$2,000
The $2,000 Sallie Mae Scholarship is only open to legal residents of the 50 United States, the District of Columbia and any US Territory age 17 or older at the time of entry, and who meet one (1) of the four (4) following eligibility requirements at the time of entry:A parent who currently has a child enrolled in an accredited...

Be Bold Scholarship

Deadline: Apr 01, 2024
$25,000
The "Be Bold" Scholarship is a no-essay scholarship that will be awarded to the applicant with the boldest profile. It takes less than 2 minutes to apply.To us, boldest does not mean "best", or "most accomplished". Being bold means being:A) EarnestB) DeterminedC) MovingThe scholarship will be awarded to the student whose profile is most bold, according to these characteristics.Furthermore, the...

Niche Scholarship

Deadline: Mar 31, 2024
$10,000
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ScholarshipOwl No Essay Scholarship

Deadline: Mar 29, 2024
$1,000
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SP Scholarship

Deadline: Mar 31, 2024
$2,500
The SP College Scholarship program was created to help students win scholarships without the hassle of filling out paper applications and writing dozens of essays.To be eligible for the Scholarship you must be:A) At least 13 years old and enrolled or will enroll in a college or university in the US.B) A legal resident of the U.S. or Puerto Rico.Thus...

10 Words or Less Scholarship

Deadline: Apr 15, 2024
$1,000
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Army ROTC Scholarships

Deadline: Mar 11, 2024
$200,000
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National Dairy Shrine Scholarships

Deadline: Apr 15, 2024
$3,000
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$15,000
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Shawn Carter Scholarship

Deadline: Apr 30, 2024
$2,500
The Shawn Carter Scholarship Fund (SCSF) was founded on the belief that any motivated individual in need should have the opportunity to further his or her education. By removing some of the financial burdens associated with going to, surviving in, and graduating from college, the SCSF plays a vital role in increasing college access and success for many motivated yet...