The Lanford Family Highway Worker Memorial Scholarship Program

American Road and Transportation Builders Association (ARTBA) - Transportation Development Foundation

The scholarship was established to provide educational support to the sons, daughters or legally adopted children of highway workers who die or have become permanently disabled in roadway work zone accidents who are planning to attend an accredited two or four-year, private or public college or university vocational technical college or training institution.

Key Information

Eligibility Requirements

  • Financial Need:
  • College:
    Accredited two or four-year, private or public college or university vocational technical college or training institution.
  • Major/Career:
    Students in civil engineering, construction management, and other construction-related programs will also be considered

Application Details

  • Transcript:
  • Resume/Activity List:
  • Essay:
    A typewritten statement, no longer than 200 words, prepared by the applicant that explains his/her reasons for wanting to continue his/her education. For previousscholarship recipients, please provide a reflection on how the scholarship has affected you and your family, and your future educational goals. The personal statement must be updated every application year.
  • Recommendation Letters:
    At least two letters of recommendation from teachers in support of the candidates application. Additional letters from a school administrator, counselor, clergy, work or military supervisor, who can address the qualifications and academic aptitude of the applicant, may also be submitted in support of the candidate, although they are not necessary for consideration. Do not send letters of recommendation from immediate family members, close family friends, blood relatives, or relatives by marriage.
  • Other Materials:
    A completed and signed online application form; Proof of parents death in line of duty; If parent is permanently incapacitated, submit appropriate documentation; Proof of guardianship if not living with surviving parent; A recent high resolution photo of the applicant; A completed and signed Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) forms for the current year; Applicant must provide a copy of his/her most current years federal tax return and a copy of parents most current year federal tax return; A copy of the acceptance letter from the college, university, technical school, etc. where the applicant plans to attend; A statement providing the approximate cost of annual tuition and room and board to attend school where scholarship will be applied.

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