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Two silent auctions and the annual golf tournament held at last year's NTDA convention helped fund a record $22,500 in scholarship money awarded to eight deserving students.

NTDA awards $22,500 in scholarships to 8 students

The National Trailer Dealers Association (NTDA) recently awarded scholarships to eight deserving students out of a record 45 who applied this year.

“Providing scholarships to the children of NTDA member employees is one of the most rewarding tasks the NTDA board and staff undertakes each year,” said Gwendolyn Brown, NTDA president. “We review every applicant closely and award scholarships based on a combination of merit, service and need.

“I want to personally thank our underwriters and all NTDA members who contributed to our scholarship program.”

The scholarships were underwritten by Michelin North America, WABCO, HAVCO Wood Products, East Manufacturing, Pressure Systems International, Transglobal Door, and supported by the golf fundraiser held during last year’s convention and individual donations—all of which totaled a program-record $22,500.

Anthony DiGiorlamo was selected to receive a $5,000 scholarship. His father, Joseph DiGiorlamo, works for NTDA dealer member American Trailer and Storage.

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

  • Haley Risinger (mother Tammy Risinger works for NTDA allied member Innovative Access Solutions)
  • Olivia Campbell (mother Denise Campbell works for NTDA allied member Wabash National)
  • Kaitlyn Patterson (mother Cindy Patterson works for NTDA dealer member Transport Trailer Sales)
  • Kristen Chavis (mother Hope Chavis works for NTDA dealer member CRTS)
  • Kortney Chornomitz (father Darnell Chornomitz works for NTDA allied member Doepker Industries)
  • Jalynn Kidwell (mother Monica Kidwell works for NTDA allied member Aero Industries)
  • Courtney Van (mother Cuong Van works for NTDA allied member Maxon Lift Corp)

Since 1998, 52 students have received a total of $170,000 in scholarships from the NTDA.

Scholarship recipients must be a child (or legal ward) of an individual currently employed by an NTDA member. Details about applying for next year’s scholarships will be posted on in April 2020.

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