National Trailer Dealers Association Awards $45,500 in Scholarships

29 Students Selected to Receive Scholarships

The National Trailer Dealers Association (NTDA) has selected 29 recipients of scholarships for deserving students.

“This year presented a challenge in providing scholarships to deserving student applicants. With no in-person convention or events to fund the scholarship program, the NTDA faced having very limited funds to award to deserving applicants. Thirty-Nine students applied the NTDA Scholarship this year. Our opening balance in the fund was approximately $8,900,” said NTDA Chairman of the Board Michael Shuemake.

“However, the generosity of our members was overwhelming this year. Starting with a matching donation challenge and the appeal for funds, NTDA members added $36,600 to the opening balance to fund $45,500 in scholarships.”

“We want to thank the members for making this one of the best scholarship years to-date. We have very generous and committed members to the Scholarship Program, which allows us to reward and honor these deserving applicants,” said NTDA President Gwen Brown.

The 2020 scholarships were underwritten by Michelin North America, HAVCO Wood Products LLC, East Manufacturing Corp., Pressure Systems International, Inc., Transglobal Door, as well as by generous individual member donors.

The following two students were selected to receive $3,000 scholarships:

  • Jorge Aguilera Lopez (father Jorge Aguilera Patricio works for NTDA Allied Member Pacific Cargo Control, Inc.).
  • Taylor Channell (father Gordon Channell works for NTDA Dealer Member Ocean Trailer).

The following eight students were selected to receive $2,500 scholarships:

  • Alex Neill (mother Tanya Keelan works for NTDA Dealer Member Walker’s Trailer Sales, LLC).
  • Charles (Camden) Mullis (mother Connie Hausner works for NTDA Dealer Member Southeast Trailer Mart).
  • Keagan Hinz (father Kevin Hinz works for NTDA Allied Member Vanguard National Trailer).
  • Tyler Nelson (father Ben Nelson works for NTDA Allied Member Wilson Trailer Company).
  • Trey Jenkins (father Joe Jenkins works for NTDA Dealer Member Pinnacle Trailer Sales, Inc.).
  • Alexis Bean (stepfather David McNary works for NTDA Allied Member Aero Industries).
  • Kylie Brattain (father Terry Brattain works for NTDA Allied Member Aero Industries).
  • Cole Aton (father Matthew Aton works for NTDA Allied Member Ridewell Suspensions).

The following 10 students were selected to receive $1,500 scholarships:

  • Joseph Perry (mother Michelle Perry works for Vanguard National Trailer).
  • Emma Cammack (father Chris Cammack works for NTDA Allied Member Grote Industries).
  • Marissa Chandler (stepfather Walter Fredricks works for NTDA Dealer Member Trudell Trailers).
  • Camden Keatley (father Justin Keatley works for NTDA Allied Member SAF-Holland, Inc.).
  • Makayla Howell (mother Tracie Howell works for NTDA Dealer Member Area Trailer Sales and Rentals).
  • Amy Brady (father Sean Brady works for NTDA Dealer Member Rush Truck Centers of Canada).
  • Sydney Elliott (father Daryl Elliott works for NTDA Allied Member SAF-Holland, Inc.).
  • Trinity Tovar (father Shelby Tovar works for NTDA Allied Member Kalyn Siebert/Entrans International).
  • Josephine Krajewski (father Mike Krajewski works for NTDA Allied Member Shur-Co, LLC).
  • Brandon Herr (father Daniel Herr works for NTDA Dealer Member Hale Trailer Brake & Wheel).

The following nine students were selected to receive $500 scholarships:

  • Avery Faria (father Ricci Faria works for NTDA Allied Member The Trailer Company).
  • Samantha Kartes (father Scott Kartes works for NTDA Allied Member Roll-Rite LLC).
  • Gabriella Sozio (father Justin Sozio works for NTDA Dealer Member Hale Trailer Brake & Wheel).
  • Sarah Topliff (mother Cindy Topliff works for NTDA Allied Member SAF-Holland, Inc.).
  • Elise Baker (mother Beth Baker works for NTDA Allied Member Karmak, Inc.).
  • Sophie Fritz (mother Suzanne Fritz works for NTDA Dealer Member Trudell Trailers).
  • John Caplan (father PJ Caplan works for NTDA Allied Member Webb Wheel Products, Inc.).
  • Abigail Eidness (father Ryan Eidsness was previously employed by Transwest Trucks & Trailers and now has a consulting firm in the industry).
  • Gavin LaHousse (father Shane LaHousse works for NTDA Allied Member AIRman Products).