November 2015 Scholarship Winner – Robert Williams
Congratulations to Robert Williams!
He will soon be completing the commercial driving program at Umpqua Community College - http://www.umpqua.edu/commercial-truck-driving. Umpqua provides an intensive 4 week training program that offers more behind the wheel time than many comparable programs.
Active job placement assistance and close connections with company recruiters makes it common for Umpqua graduates to have multiple job offers before they've even completed the program.
Rob recently retired from a 29 year career that started as a volunteer firefighter and included 17 years as a professional Firefighter Paramedic. Over the years he has saved lives, been a mentor and trainer for other firefighters and paramedics, and given back to his community.
We at TruckerToTrucker.com are very excited to be able to give a little back to Rob and his family, as he makes this transition to a new career.
It has been less than 2 months since the tragic school shooting at Umpqua Community College that led to 9 dead and 9 wounded on the campus.
A victim relief fund has been set up by the college to help provide both immediate and long term support to the families and victims. If anyone would like to donate, they can visit the school website here - http://www.umpqua.edu/scholarships-donations.
More Scholarship Opportunities
Don't forget that we offer several scholarships throughout the year.
Also, we've found over $60,000 in new trucking industry scholarships that will soon be added to our Scholarship Resource page. We'll let you know when it has been updated.