TMC/SAE Donald D. Dawson Technical Scholarship

SAE and The Maintenance Council of American Trucking Associations have established this technical education scholarship to honor the leadership of Donald D. Dawson. From his position as Vice President of Maintenance with Roadway Express, Dawson worked through SAE and TMC to merge the goals of truck equipment users and manufacturers.

As a transport equipment manager, Dawson combined extraordinary technical understanding and knowledge with vision and foresight to develop practical solutions to equipment problems and vehicle design. A dedicated, lifelong student of his profession and technology, he encouraged professional development in those with whom he worked.

This scholarship is intended to encourage the ideal of Dawson's respected technical competence in transport management.

  • U.S. Resident
  • 3.75 or better grade point average on a 4.0 scale (required)
  • Rank in the 90th percentile in both math and critical reading on SAT I or composite ACT scores.
  • Pursue an engineering or related science degree through an ABET-accredited program.
  • Applicant must demonstrate evidence of some type of hands-on automotive experience or activity. (For example: rebuilding engines, work on cars or trucks, tractor repair, etc.)
  • One scholarship will be awarded each year for $1,500 per year.
  • All SAE Scholarship winners will be posted in July/August.
  • This scholarship will be paid into your account at your selected university in July/August.
  • It can be used for tuition or any other incidental school expenses.

Application Deadline: March 15

Application Form

Renewal Deadline: April 15

Renewal Form