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National Coal Transportation Association

Scholarship Details

Purpose

The National Coal Transportation Association ("NCTA") is a tax exempt, nonprofit corporation, organized under the laws of the State of Colorado, with the primary purpose to promote 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.  The Member's Children Scholarship Program provides financial assistance toward the continuing education costs of qualified applicants who are children of employees of NCTA member companies. NCTA recognizes the importance of vocational training and associate degree programs to our Members and we desire to encourage students with an interest in our industries.

College Scholarship Eligibility

The dependent sons and daughters 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.

Definition: "Dependent" means the son or daughter of the employee is declared as a dependent exemption for income tax purposes under the rules and regulations established by the Internal Revenue Service.

Vocational or Associate Degree Program Scholarship Eligibility

The dependent sons and daughters of full-time employees of companies which are Members in good standing under the bylaws of NCTA, have successfully completed at least 25 credit hours in their vocational or associate program, can provide certification of current enrollment are eligible to apply for a scholarship award.  The award is to be used during the subsequent session of training.  The  parent of the applicant must be employed by the Member Company at the time the winners are selected.

Definition: "Dependent" means the son or daughter of the employee is declared as a dependent exemption for income tax purposes under the rules and regulations established by the Internal Revenue Service.

Member's Children Scholarship Awards

Three non-renewable, one year college scholarships and one, one year, vocational or associate degree program scholarship 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.

Application Procedure

Application forms will be available from the NCTA website or by mail March 1st of each year. Applications will be mailed to those who request them. The application will contain general information about the program, eligibility and notification procedures. The deadline for submitting applications is July 31 each year.

Selection Process

An initial selection process to select semi-finalists will be conducted by the NCTA Education Committee. This committee will be composed of persons who have no connection with any of the applicants and will select the final winners during the months of August and September each year. The committee will evaluate the applicants' academic record, test scores, extracurricular activities, skills development, and a personal statement of career interest. The College Grade Point Average (GPA), assessments or transcripts from vocational or Associate Degree applicants will also be considered.

College transcripts are not required during the application process, but will be required before the disbursement of checks to the selected awardees.  Finalists will be selected largely on the basis of academic merit. Consideration will also be given to applicants with a stated interest in the various industries represented by the NCTA field of Membership. All applicants will be notified of results in September.

Responsibility of Recipients

Scholarship recipients must be enrolled as a full-time student for the college scholarship or have proof of enrollment for the vocational or associate degree scholarship in the fall of the year for which the scholarships are awarded. Scholarship recipients shall utilize their scholarship funds to pay for tuition, room and board, fees, books or other education-related expenses.

Payment of Scholarship Funds

On or about September 30th, scholarship recipients shall receive checks for the full scholarship award. Checks are made payable to the recipient. In the case of the four-year college scholarship, a check is disbursed only after receipt by NCTA of a certified college transcript.

Program Administration

The National Coal Transportation Association Scholarship Program will be administered by the Board of Directors of the NCTA, upon recommendation of the Education Committee and the Executive Director.

Mr. Thomas C. Canter, Executive Director
National Coal Transportation Association
4 Meadow Lark Lane, Suite 100
Littleton, CO 80127-5718

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Download the 2018 College Scholarship Application Download the 2018 Vocational Scholarship Application