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     The Professional Loadmaster Association (PLA) offers five scholarships annually for college and/or Vocational/technical School after high school graduation. Current college or vocational/technical students may apply to complete their educational endeavor. We have two scholarships in the amount of $1,000 each named in honor of John L. Levitow and Bill Cannon. These are permanent scholarships. Three additional $500.00 scholarships, each named for a different deceased Loadmaster, will be awarded each year.


Candidates for the selection process must be from PLA members in good standing and their family members (sons, daughters or grandchildren, nieces and/or nephews), and are limited to one scholarship per applicant. If exceptional circumstances should arise, the Executive Committee will handle them accordingly



Scholarship Timeline:

    Submission of all scholarship applications are due by the close of business on April 1st Mountain Daylight Time of the year that scholarship announcement are made. Due April – selection May. All scholarship applications received after that date will be returned. The announcement of the scholarship award to the individual participant shall be no later than the middle of May of the year before scholarship announcement. Announcement of scholarships awarded shall be published each year in the July issue of “The Loader” newsletter.


Scholarship Manager:  

Jim Engelker


To Apply...

Download the application by clicking on the icon and submit the completed form prior to the deadline to

Questions regarding the Scholarship? Please contact Trevor Smith.

Donations can be made to our PLA Headquarters:
P.O. Box 4351 Tacoma, WA 98438


Write "Scholarship Fund" on checks.

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