Over thirty years ago, the Mississippi Trucking Association Foundation Scholarship Program was created. The primary objective of the Foundation a 501(c) (3) charitable corporation designed to receive contributions, memorial gifts and property, is to promote educational projects related to the trucking industry and provide scholarships to deserving students who have ties to the trucking industry and that are enrolled in scholastic endeavors. This class joins over 275 students who have received this scholarship.
Scholarships are offered through the Mississippi Trucking Association Foundation, Mike McLarty Endowment, the John Fayard Endowment, H. Dean Cotten Endowment, G. Larry Kerr Endowment, the R. Gene Holmes Endowment, and the Vernon G. Sawyer Endowment. John Stomps, CEO of Total Transportation added an endowment this year and was able to award its first scholarship.
The 2020-2021 MTAF Scholarship recipients include Abigail Allen of Brandon, Anna Catherine Barlow of Madison, Parker Brand of West Point, Zackary DeLaughter of Brookhaven, Ashlyn Eaves of Madison, Graham Evans of Wiggins, Victoria Fox of Tupelo, Sarah Rae Goolsby of Potts Camp, Katelyn Jenkins of Florence, Hayden Lassiter of Rienzi, Parker Lee of Clinton, Will Maroney of Brandon, Claudia Mattocks of Hattiesburg, Melanie Moore of Caledonia, Joshua Paez of Brandon, Elizabeth Parrotta of Diamondhead, Jake Reynolds of Madison, Bailey Riddley of Byram, Colby Stevens of Yazoo City, Kaelin Turner of Eupora, Jayla Watkins of Terry and Anna Wood of Florence.