The National Transportation Week Banquet held this year on May 2, 2017 in Charleston, SC is an annual evening of giving something back from the local transportation & logistics industry to deserving young men & women who will soon embark on their careers. From a small start some 45 years ago when a $50.00 scholarship was given to today when 11 separate scholarships totaling $25,200.00 provided by various different clubs and organizations in the Charleston area. Over the years NTW Committee have grown and then retracted as organizations either closed up, folded into other similar organizations or as this year new organization joined the effort. Since 1983 the NTW Committee has been the venue for the awarding of over $340,000+ in scholarships.
This year our keynote speaker, David Aker a 15 year NFL kicker who played in two super bowls gave a well-received talk to the attendees emphasizing just because you may not succeed in achieving a goal use the failure as a reason to train and work harder so you will succeed at your next goal.
The NTW Banquet Committee congratulates the below students upon receiving their scholarships.
Conner Keating - $5,000 Samuel Dunham & Eleanor Harris Scholarship given by the NTW Committee
Benjamin Forbes - $3,500 Elizabeth Brabham Scholarship Given by the Charleston Motor Carriers Association
Brandon Alexander - $1,200 College of Charleston Rotterdam Trip Assistance Scholarship Given by the NTW Committee
Rachel Banton - $1,000 Yancy Ned Blackman Scholarship Given by the Charleston Motor Carriers
Ragan Doyle - $500.00 Brigadier General Mikolajcik Scholarship Given by the Charleston Chapter of the National Defense Transportation Association
Helen McDowell - $3,500 Carlton Simons Scholarship Given by the Propeller Club of the Port of Charleston
Eileen Stribling - $1,000 Customs House Brokers & Freight Forwarders Scholarship
Maddison Rogers - $2,500 - R. D. Moseley Scholarship Given & Funded by Bulldog Hiway Express & the Charleston Motor Carriers Association
Aslihan Ozsoylu - $2,000 Scholarship In Memory of Steven Brinson Funded by Superior Transportation and given by the Charleston Motor Carriers
Tiffany Mobley - $1,000 Tony Sacco Memorial Scholarship **
Given by the Charleston Port & Seafarers Society
Timothy Kelly $4,000 - John Stoioff Driver Training Scholarship ** Funded by the Charleston Motor Carriers Association, South Carolina Ports Authority, South Carolina International Trade Conference and others.
** First year given