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Congrats to Our 2023 Scholarship Recipients!

Texas Trucking Association (TXTA) Foundation is pleased to announce $220,000 in scholarships to academic and trade and technical recipients. The Foundation awarded 37 academic scholarships for the 2023-2024 school year totaling $200,000 to deserving students across the country—all affiliated with TXTA member companies. In addition, the Foundation is providing a total of $20,000 to four trade and technical applicants—all who are pursuing careers in the trucking industry. Since 1991, TXTA Foundation has given more than $2.3 million in scholarship funds, helping students achieve their education and vocational dreams.

Top Scholarship Recipients

Joyce & Herbert E. Skinner Memorial Scholarship
Top Overall Recipient

Hailey Drerup
Mr. Peg Leg Dumpster Rentals
Texas A&M College of Veterinary Medicine and Biomedical Sciences


Mike Craddock Memorial Scholarship
Top Freshman Recipient

Larryn Rooks
Heritage Dedicated Services
Garden City Community College

Stoney Reese Stubbs Memorial Scholarship
Top Texas A&M Recipient

Kaili Manthei
Lonestar Truck Group/TAG Truck Center
Texas A&M University at College Station


Ed Kyrish Memorial Scholarship
Top The University of Texas Recipient

Allison Andrade
PortServe Transportation
The University of Texas at Austin

Rex & Marillyn King Foundation Scholarship
Top Scholarship Recipient

Tori McVey
United Pipe and Steel Corp.
Texas A&M University
Bush School of Government and Public Service



Trade & Technical Scholarship Recipients

Collin Broussard
Acme Truck Line Inc.
South Louisiana Community College
and Coastal Truck Driving School


Kaeden Coltharp
Red Bird Trucking

Henry Navarette
McRay Crane & Rigging
Houston Community College

Amanda Soto Barco
CDL Candidate
AAA CDL School


Foundation Scholarship Recipients

Chase Alford
Apache Oil Company
The University of Texas at Dallas

Julia Alford
Apache Oil Company
Trinity University

Stacey Arriaga
Southwestern Motor Transportation
Texas A&M University at San Antonio

Hunter Bailey
Kyrish Trucks of Houston
Texas A&M University at College Station

Sara Barboza
Refrigerated Transport Inc.
Texas A&M University at College Station

Brooke Bilby
Financial Equipment Finance
Texas A&M University at Commerce

Madison Bowers
BWI Companies
Texas A&M University at College Station

Brandon Campos
Mission Petroleum Carriers
The University of Texas at San Antonio

Hallie Crabtree
Abilene Christian University

Harlee DePoyster
Housley Group
West Texas A&M University

Elyse Domingue
United Vision Logistics
University of Louisiana at Lafayette


Kate Elam
Gulf Winds International
Texas Tech University

Clarisa Ferreyra
Pulido Transport
University of Houston Downtown

Claire Fisher
Threlkeld and Company Insurance
Abilene Christian University

Gage Franklin
Lonestar Truck Group/TAG Truck Center
Louisiana Tech University

Utsav Gundaraniya
SelecTransportation Resources
Campbellsville University

Gabriel Goudeau
Cadence Insurance and
The Warriner Companies
San Jacinto Community College

Alex Harden
NFI Industries
West Texas A&M University

Madison Harper
Cummins Sales & Service
University of Arkansas

Bazleah Higgins
Housley Group
Angelo State University

Jonathan Klepetko
Kyrish Truck Centers
Texas A&M-Blinn Team


Rachel Klepetko
Kyrish Truck Centers
Texas A&M University at College Station

Christal Moreno
United Petroleum Transports
Texas Tech University

Makayla Mueller
Groendyke Transport
Oklahoma State University

Analysa Munoz
Love’s Travel Stops & Country Stores
Texas A&M University at Kingsville

Sarai Rocha
Southwestern Motor Transport
Texas Tech University

Kassadee Rodriguez
Housley Group
Angelo State University

Pamela Serensits
GenOx Transportation
University of Missouri

Garrett Smith
Atmos Energy
The University of Texas at Austin

Maranda Suescun
Pulido Transport
The University of Texas at Austin

Seth Tripp
Bruckner Truck & Equipment
Roosevelt University

Simone Welch
Kenneth Copeland Ministries
Texas Tech University



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