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The MTA Drive to Thrive Scholarship Program!


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Applications are closed for 2019. Check in again in January 2020!


Who can apply? To qualify for the MTA Driver to Thrive Scholarship, students should work at, or have an immediate family member who works at an MTA company and is:

• Pursuing a degree that will lead to a career in the trucking industry,

• Currently employed in the trucking industry and looking to enhance their skill-set or complete their degree, or

• A student with an immediate family member working for an MTA member company.

 QUESTIONS? Check out our scholarship FAQs!

In the last five years, MTA members have provided over $100,000 in scholarships to MTA members and their children.

In 2018, the MTA was able to provide $39,500 in scholarships. 

Awards were distributed to students who applied through the scholarship portal, and funds were also disbursed to six MTA member community and technical colleges to disburse to students in their diesel tech and truck driving programs.



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Contributors can give to one of three designated funds or simply make a general donation. Any single donation exceeding $2,500 can be a named legacy scholarship to honor an industry leader.

• Truck Driving School Fund: Scholarships will be awarded to applicants who are seeking vocational training to become a licensed, professional truck driver.

• Diesel Technician Fund: Scholarships will be awarded to applicants who are seeking vocational training to become a certified diesel engine technician.

• General Studies Fund: Scholarships will be awarded to an applicant seeking a degree from a public or private institution with the specific goal of beginning or continuing work in the trucking industry or to children of MTA members.

CLICK HERE for the 2018-2019 Scholarship Pledge Form.

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Thank you to 2019 Scholarship donors!  Please join them.

Americana Community Bank

Brenny Specialized, Inc & Brenny Transportation

BThree LLC

Consultran, Inc.

Crow Wing Transport, Inc.

Dart Transit Company

D&A Truck Line

D&D Schwerin

Dart Transit Company

Diesel Fuel Solutions

Eagle Transport Services, Inc.

Foltz Trucking, Inc.

Freightliner of St. Cloud

Hatch Agency

Long Haul Trucking

Morrell Companies, Inc.

Northridge Express, Inc.

Bob Nuss – The Charles Nuss Diesel Technician Scholarship

Nuss Truck & Equipment

Otto Transfer, Inc.

Raveill Trucking

Rihm Family Companies


Spee-Dee Delivery

Steve Yaggy Specialized

Styer Transportation Company


Truck Transport, Inc.

Valley Cartage

Wayne Transports, Inc.


A big thank you to 2018 donors:

Anne & Chris Koenig

Bob Nuss - The Charles Nuss Diesel Technician Scholarship

Kari Rihm / Rihm Family Companies - The John W. Rihm Memorial Scholarship

Dart Transit Company

LeFebvre Companies

Nuss Truck & Equipment


BThree, LLC Minnesota Trucking Association
D&A Truck Line MTA Maintenance Council
Eagle Transport Services MTA Safety Council
Freightliner of St. Cloud Northridge Express
Klingberg Trucking Styer Transportation
Kuehl Transit SUPERVALU, Inc.
The Machinery Haulers Assoc     Wayne Transports