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National Coal Transportation Association

Scholarship Programs

Purpose

The National Coal Transportation Association ("NCTA") is a tax exempt, non-profit corporation, organized under the laws of the State of Colorado, with the primary purpose of promoting the exchange of ideas, knowledge, and technology associated with the transportation and beneficial uses of coal.

The overarching National Coal Transportation Association Scholarship Program was established to further the NCTA's ongoing interest in the education and development of informed leaders of tomorrow. NCTA has budgeted four $1,500 scholarships to be awarded as NCTA Member’s Dependent Scholarships on an annual basis to individuals who intend to pursue a career in the coal or other supportive industries. The Member's Dependent Scholarship Program provides financial assistance toward the continuing education costs of qualified applicants who are legal dependents, in accordance with established IRS guidelines, of employees of NCTA member companies. NCTA also recognizes the importance of vocational training and associate degree programs to our Members and we desire to encourage all students with an interest in our industries. Recipients are selected by the NCTA Education Committee. The following are guidelines to be used in the selection process for reference by the NCTA Board and Education Committee members.

Education Committee

The Education Committee shall, at a minimum, consist of two NCTA members; a Chairman and a Vice-Chairman. These members do not have to be NCTA Board members, but may be any NCTA member with a stated interest in working with the Education Committee.

Member's Dependent Scholarship Awards

Two non-renewable, one year College or University Scholarships and two non-renewable, one year, Vocational, Trade, Certificate or Associate Degree Program scholarships of $1500 each will be awarded annually. The scholarships are to be applied to educational expenses at any accredited non-profit college, university, accredited non-profit vocational training school, or a junior or community college program in the United States or Canada. Recipients of these awards may re-apply each year, if they remain eligible. A new competition for the awards will be held each year. Recipients may transfer from one institution to another and retain the awards, provided, however, that such transfer was not due to disciplinary reasons.

The NCTA Education Committee has full discretion to award the annual Member’s Dependent Scholarships in any combination between the categories above, including the award of all four Scholarships to either category. The Committee may revise its decision to award the finalist a scholarship if a discrepancy is found or is considered materially different, but is not required to do so.

College or University Scholarship Eligibility

The legal dependents of full-time employees of companies that are Members in good standing under the bylaws of the NCTA, and are enrolled as full-time college sophomores or juniors are eligible to apply for a scholarship award to be used for their subsequent junior or senior year. The parent of the applicant must be employed by the Member Company at the time the winners are selected.

Vocational, Trade, Certificate or Associate Degree Program Scholarship Eligibility

The legal dependents of full-time employees of companies that are Members in good standing under the bylaws of NCTA, and are enrolled as full-time students in a qualified Vocational, Trade, Certificate or Associate Degree Program, and who can provide certification of current enrollment are eligible to apply for a scholarship award. The award may be used during the current or subsequent session of training. The parent of the applicant must be employed by the Member Company at the time the winners are selected.