CVSA is accepting applications for college scholarship awards for students who will be graduating from high school this year and attending college in the fall. The Alliance will award $1,000 college scholarships to select outstanding graduating high school seniors whose parent or legal guardian is a member of the Alliance in good standing.
The CVSA College Scholarship Award Program is competitive in its selection criteria, uniquely tailored to recognize outstanding high school seniors by weighing academic performance, volunteer work/community service and extracurricular activities.
Students who meet the following criteria are eligible for the scholarship. The candidate must:
- Be a legal dependent of a Class I Member, Class II Local Member, Class III Associate Member or Class IV Federal Member (cannot be a legal dependent of a member of the CVSA Board of Directors)
- Be a graduating high school senior
- Have a minimum high school grade point average (GPA) or equivalent of 3.0
- Be a citizen and/or permanent legal resident of Canada, Mexico or the U.S.
Recipients are selected by the CVSA Scholarship Committee and will be notified of the committee’s decision. Payment will be made to the recipient’s school of choice upon notification and in accordance with the school’s scholarship guidelines.
All applications must be completed with all of required documentation submitted together at the same time. Incomplete applications will not be considered.
All applications and corresponding documentation must be received by Friday, April 30.
The CVSA College Scholarship Award Program is dedicated to Gary E. Curtis. While working for the Virginia State Police, Gary was an active member of CVSA and a cornerstone in the development of the roadside North American Standard Inspection Program. Gary was recruited by the Interstate Commerce Commission and later focused on commercial motor vehicle safety programs as the federal government restructured and developed the Office of Motor Carrier Safety (OMCS) under the Federal Highway Administration. Gary retired from the OMCS and came to CVSA in 1992, faithfully serving as the Alliance’s director of technical services. His efforts and contributions helped form the solid base upon which CVSA now proudly stands. Gary lost his life to cancer in 1998.