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
  • 3.25 or better grade point average on a 4.0 scale (required)
  • Pursue an engineering or related science degree through an ABET-accredited program.
  • Applicant must provide two (2) Letters of Recommendation - one (1) that focuses on academics and one (1) that speaks to involvement in extra-curricular activities or employment
  • Applicant is required to demonstrate evidence of some type of hands-on automotive experience or activity in areas such as rebuilding engines, working on cars or trucks, tractor repair or working with drones (UAV Challenge, for example), robotics (FIRST, VEX) and coding
  • 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.

Applications now being accepted through March 15th for the 2021/22 Academic Year

 

Application Deadline: March 15

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