November 12, 2021 3:45 PM, EST

National Trailer Dealers Association Gives $20,500 in Scholarships

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The National Trailer Dealers Association selected seven recipients to receive scholarships worth a total of $20,500.

The recipients were selected based on financial need, leadership skills, participation in service organizations and academic record.

NTDA has now given $235,500 in scholarship funds since starting the program about two decades ago.

All the recipients have a parent or guardian who works for an association member company.


Dzogbenuku (left) and Chornomitz were two of the recipients. (National Trailer Dealers Association)

“The generosity of the NTDA membership is incredible,” NTDA President Gwendolyn Brown said. “Supporting children of NTDA members in their pursuit of further education gives students a chance at a brighter future and provides an immediate impact.”

NTDA selected students Devon Schroeder, Kaemon Wilkison and Bernard Dzogbenuku to receive $3,500 scholarships. Raine Chornomitz, Riley Pope, Michelle Panameno and McKenna Warawa will receive $2,500 scholarships.

“This is, in my opinion, one of the most important programs offered by the association,” said Richard Bloomquist, chairman of the NTDA board. “The scholarship has become a core part of our mission since 1998.”

The 2021 Annual NTDA Convention Annual Golf Tournament & Scholarship Fundraiser was able to bring in $3,500. Longball champion Lisa Vlooswyk was featured at the event.

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Participants had the oppor­tunity to outdrive her for a $20 donation to the scholarship fund.

Celebrity chainsaw wood carver and television personality Ryan Cook also helped in the fundraising efforts. One of his creations was auctioned off for the scholarship program.

The NTDA scholarship fund also has underwriting support from Michelin; Havco Wood Prod- ucts; East Manufacturing Corp.; Transglobal Door; Pressure Sys- tems International; ILoca Services; Roll-Rite, A Safe Fleet Brand; ZF and Truck Country as well as individual contributors.

“Once again, the incredibly generous members of the NTDA have stepped up in a big way to help make a difference in children’s lives,” Geoff Reid, the immediate past chairman of the NTDA board, said.

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