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ATSS Foundation announces Roadway Worker Memorial Scholarship recipients

11 scholarships awarded for 2021-22 academic year

FREDERICKSBURG, Va. (June 2, 2021) – The American Traffic Safety Services Foundation awarded 11 Roadway Worker Memorial Scholarships to college and university students for the 2021-22 academic year. The Foundation also awarded two Chuck Bailey Memorial Scholarships for the upcoming academic year.

This year’s scholarship list includes two pairs of siblings: Cameron and Katie Hutt of Cleveland, Tenn., and Marcie and Maycie Walker of Dry Ridge, Ky.

The Roadway Worker Memorial Scholarship Program was started in 2002 to provide financial assistance for post-high school education to dependents of roadway workers killed or permanently disabled in roadway work zones. The program is competitive and provides scholarships valued up to $10,000 per student each year. The program has awarded $348,000 since its inception.

Applicants who demonstrate a strong commitment to volunteerism may be eligible for an additional $1,000 in honor of Chuck Bailey, a member of the roadway safety industry who died in 2002.

"We are pleased The Foundation has been able to help so many promising young people pursue their dreams,” Foundation Board Chair David Krahulec said. “It is unfortunate, however, that each student suffered through such a sad situation to need our help.”

The Foundation Board interviews and thoroughly vets scholarship applicants to ensure it responsibly stewards the resources entrusted to it, Krahulec said. He noted that the scholarships are possible because of the many individuals, companies and organizations that support The Foundation’s work.

Foundation Director Lori Diaz echoed Krahulec’s sentiments.

“The Roadway Worker Memorial Scholarship program provides these students the opportunity to reach their academic dreams,” she said. “They would not have this opportunity without this program and the generosity of our supporters.

Following are the Roadway Worker Memorial Scholarship recipients, their hometowns and the colleges they will attend for the 2021-22 academic year.

  • Tessa Beard, Highland, Ill., Southern Illinois University Edwardsville
  • Daniel Hart, Ridge, N.Y., State University of New York at Cortland
  • Emily Hause, Eaton Rapids, Mich., Grand Valley State University
  • Cameron Hutt, Cleveland, Tenn., University of Tennessee in Knoxville
  • Katie Hutt, Cleveland, Tenn., University of Tennessee in Knoxville
  • Joann Jones, Bluffton, Ind., Case Western Reserve University
  • Courtney Parsons, Kelso, Wash., Bellevue College
  • Lee Timmons, La Porte, Ind., Trine University, also awarded the Chuck Bailey Memorial Scholarship
  • Marcie Walker, Dry Ridge, Ky., Morehead State University, also awarded the Chuck Bailey Memorial Scholarship
  • Maycie Walker, Dry Ridge, Ky., University of Pikeville
  • Andrea Winters, Poteau, Okla., Harding University College of Pharmacy

 

The Foundation is the charitable arm of ATSSA. It was formed in 1988 with the core purpose to promote roadway safety through charitable giving and public awareness programs. Donations can be made at Foundation.ATSSA.com/Donate.

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