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Oskam receives $1,000 TRPI scholarship

Published: Wednesday, Aug. 1, 2012 12:11 p.m. CDT • Updated: Wednesday, Aug. 1, 2012 12:22 p.m. CDT

DES MOINES — Madison Oskam, a graduate of Newton Senior High School who is currently attending Des Moines Area Community College in Ankeny, was recently selected to receive a $1,000 scholarship from the Iowa Motor Carriers Foundation.

Oskam is the first-ever recipient of the TRPI Scholarship, which was established by an endowment in early 2012 from Towing and Recovery Professionals of Iowa to the Iowa Motor Carriers Foundation. Winners of this award must be a student who is either an employee or a family member of an employee working for a TRPI member.

Scholarships through the Iowa Motor Carriers Foundation are available to anyone who is pursuing advanced education in the state of Iowa. The foundation was created in an effort for the trucking industry to give back to the state of Iowa and to invest in the most important asset Iowa has: the next generation.

This year, the Iowa Motor Carriers Foundation awarded 11 $1,000 scholarships and all of the recipients possess the work ethic, grades and commitment to excellence that are the main focus of the selection process.

The Iowa Motor Carriers Foundation is a division of the Iowa Motor Truck Association and has been awarding scholarships since 1986 to Iowans pursuing an advanced degree at an Iowa college or university.

The Iowa Motor Truck Association is a non-profit trade association that represents the trucking, moving and warehousing, towing and recovery and tire dealer industries. The IMTA was formed in 1942 and has over 700 companies that belong to the association.

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