Jacksonville, Florida – The Landstar Scholarship Fund, Inc., has awarded five college scholarships worth a total of $17, 500 to children of Landstar agents, business capacity owners (BCOs), employee and other affiliates worth $17,500 for the 2005 – 2006 academic year.
"The recipients are well-rounded individuals who succeed both in and out of the classroom and whose qualities exemplify Landstar's determined commitment to excellence,” said Landstar President and CEO Henry Gerkens. "The winners represent the future of America. We're proud they are a part of the Landstar family.”
The Landstar Scholarship Fund, Inc., recognizes and rewards eligible children of Landstar employees, BCOs, agents and the company's affiliates for outstanding undergraduate academic performance and civic involvement.
The winners were announced earlier this year. Kendria L. Cartledge, the daughter of a Landstar BCO, earned $5,000 toward her education at Clemson University, where she is majoring in Health Science. K. Matthew Kochan, the son of a Landstar employee, was awarded $5,000 toward his education at Virginia Tech University, where he is majoring in Finance and Business Information Technology. Dustin K. Brown, the son of a Landstar employee, received $2,500 toward his education in Economics at Westminster College. Desiree Hammons, the daughter of a Landstar BCO, was awarded $2,500 toward her education in Criminal Justice at Eastern Kentucky University. And Darvy L. Mann, the son of a Landstar BCO, earned $2,500 toward his studies as a Speech Communications/Pre-Med major at the University of Texas at Tyler.
Scholarships are available to eligible candidates who are children of independent contractors, full-time Landstar employees (other than company officers), BCOs, sales agents or employees of sales agents, fleet owners, employees of fleet owners, or qualification center owners or their employees who are affiliated with Landstar System, Inc. and any of its subsidiaries. Scholarships are also available to children of independent contractors, employees, sales agents, fleet owners and their respective employees who died during the course of their affiliation with Landstar.
To be eligible, candidates must have successfully completed a minimum of 30 credit hours prior to the application deadline. Candidates must have a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0 and be enrolled full time (12 or more credit hours) at the sophomore, junior or senior level at an accredited two- or four-year college or university. The deadline to apply for 2006 – 2007 scholarship is April 28, 2006.
Landstar System, Inc. delivers safe, specialized transportation services to a broad range of customers world-wide. The company identifies and fulfills shippers' needs through the coordination of individual businesses comprised of independent sales agents and third-party transportation capacity providers. Landstar's carrier group, which is comprised of Landstar Gemini, Inc., Landstar Inway, Inc., Landstar Ligon, Inc., Landstar Ranger, Inc. and Landstar Carrier Services, Inc., delivers excellence in complete over-the-road transportation services. Landstar Global Logistics, Inc., which is comprised of Landstar Express America, Inc. and Landstar Logistics, Inc., provides international and domestic expedited, warehousing, contract logistics and intermodal transportation services. All Landstar operating companies are certified to ISO 9001:2000 quality management system standards. Landstar System, Inc. is headquartered in Jacksonville, Florida. Its common stock trades on The NASDAQ Stock Market® under the symbol LSTR.