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ATA Accepting Applications for Technician Scholarship

LITTLWill Warren checkE ROCK, ARK. – For the seventh year, the Arkansas Trucking Association plans to award scholarships of up to $7,500 to students interested in pursuing careers as medium- and heavy-duty truck technicians. Scholarship applications are being accepted now through April 5, 2024, and are available at

“The Carl Tapp Memorial Scholarship has already awarded $90,000 to students across Arkansas pursuing education and training for a career in trucking.  We are proud to launch a new search for the next recipients,” said ATA President Shannon Newton. “Investing in a well-trained workforce is one that enhances the future of safe vehicles on our roadways, one that improves the training and preparedness to support future families of Arkansas, and one that moves the economy of our state and nation forward.”

ATA established the Carl Tapp Memorial Scholarship Fund in 2017 to encourage growth in the state’s technician workforce and to help assure that the safest, most knowledgeable and skilled technicians are working on the trucks and trailers on our nation’s roads.

Applicants must be graduating seniors from accredited high schools. A scholarship of up to $7,500 will be awarded for students attending a minimum two-semester medium- and heavy-duty truck technician program at an Arkansas institution.

In 2017, ATA’s Maintenance & Technology Council founded the Carl Tapp Memorial Scholarship Fund to encourage young Arkansans to pursue career paths as technicians in the trucking industry. The scholarship is named for the late Carl Tapp, the Council’s first chairman, who was known for recognizing and empowering talent in the next generation of technicians.

Applications will be accepted through April 5, 2024, for students beginning coursework in August 2024 or January 2025, based on individual program requirements. ATA plans to name 2024 recipients in May. Contact Sarah Newman ( for more information about the Scholarship Fund and find the application at

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