Announcing: The Drive It Forward Scholarship

September 19, 2022 Casey Nighbor

Centerline Drivers has a new scholarship program to help women become truck drivers. 

The Drive It Forward scholarship is in honor of Sheila Castaneda, a key member of the Centerline Drivers’ leadership team and a proponent of promoting opportunities for women in trucking.

The scholarship will provide financial assistance to one woman every year who is entering a CDL program to pursue a career as a commercial driver. 

The scholarship will be for the full tuition amount up to $7,500.

Who can apply? 

All women interested in a CDL program are encouraged to apply. Special consideration will be given to those demonstrating a financial need or adverse life circumstances that delayed or interfered with their career plans.

General Requirements: 

  • Female
  • Be at least 21 years of age at the date of commencement.
  • Have applied for admission to a qualified CDL program and have the required basic criteria to be accepted.
  • New to the trucking industry and not held a CDL license before.

How Can I Apply?  

All eligible drivers will submit an online application demonstrating they meet all criteria outlined as conditions of the scholarship. Applicants must provide an essay explaining their circumstances, a professional reference and work history. 

Click here to apply

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