Scholarship Fund

Our Chapter raises funds for scholarships through the Annual Scholarship Golf Tournament and Queen of Hearts Raffle drawings at the monthly luncheons. In 2018, the Chapter awarded two - $4,000 and four- $2,500 scholarships ($18,000 total) to students in the mid-west region. This year in 2019 we have added a new scholarship to encourage post-collegiate careers in the fields of US Defense Department logistics, transportation, supply chain, physical distribution, and passenger travel services.

The McKendree Scholarship for Young Leadership is Awarded to University undergraduate college students who are active members of the NDTA Chapter 82 Young Leaders (YL) program who demonstrate academic achievements and the Major General John Stanford Memorial Scholarship is awarded to the top overall applicant for each year's scholarship program.

The Colonel Robert A. Miles, Jr. Memorial Scholarship is awarded to the top Scott/St. Louis NDTA Chapter member dependent applicant for each year's scholarship program.

The scholarship applicants must meet a variety of requirements and submit an application and an essay. Remember, what you read are the works of America’s budding executives of tomorrow!

Download the scholarship application here: [Word Document] [PDF]

Scholarship Information:

The Awards

The purpose of the NDTA Scott/St. Louis Chapter scholarship program is to promote careers in Business, Transportation Logistics, and Physical Distribution.  Although all students may apply, preference will be given to students pursuing these and related courses of study.

The Scott / St. Louis Chapter of the NDTA intends to award a minimum of two (2) scholarships of $3,000 each and four (4) scholarships of $2,000 each for recipients enrolled in an accredited bachelors or graduate degree program in 2018.  An additional award of $1500 is set-aside for a student enrolled in a two-year associate degree or trade certification program.

Scholarships are open to any high school student that meets the eligibility criteria.  One of the $3,000 awards is set aside for immediate family members of active members of the Scott / St. Louis Chapter of the NDTA.  All scholarship applicants will compete under the rules outlined below.


Applicants must be high school seniors graduating in the spring of 2020, or full-time college students.  College students may be enrolled in any field of study, but priority will be given to those in a degree program related to business, transportation, logistics, supply chain or physical distribution.

There are no residency criteria for immediate family members of active members of the Scott/St. Louis NDTA Chapter.  For consideration as an immediate family member, the member must be an active member of the Scott/St. Louis Chapter of NDTA on March 1, 2018 and must remain an active member when each of the two award installments is paid during the 2020-2021 school year.

High school applicants must reside in Illinois or Missouri.  College students must be enrolled as a full-time student at an accredited institution in a state within the NDTA’s Central Region (CO, IA, IL, IN, KS, MI, MN, MO, MT, ND, NE, SD, WI, WY).


Mail applications to:

NDTA, Scott/St. Louis Chapter

Attention: Scholarship Committee

P.O. Box 25486

Scott Air Force Base, IL  62225-0486

All applications must be postmarked NO LATER THAN March 1, 2020.  In fairness to those who submit their applications by the stated deadline, no applications postmarked after that date will be accepted.

The following must accompany all applications:

1.     An official transcript of all high school grades and class standing through seven semesters for high school seniors or eight semesters and a college transcript for college students. Students with four or more semesters of college credit are not required to submit their high school transcript.

2.     Results of the College Board Scholastic Aptitude Test (SAT) or the American College Test (ACT) certified by a guidance counselor or other school official (not required of college student applicants).

3.     Two (2) written recommendations, one of which must be from a high school (college if appropriate) faculty or staff member.

4.     An essay that tells how your chosen field of study/future career will contribute to the fields of transportation and logistics.  The essay is limited to a maximum of 800 words, typed double-spaced with one-inch (1”) margins, a computer font no less than 11, and presented in a professional manner.

5.     A completed and signed application form, which is attached.

Selection Process

A panel of NDTA members representing the metropolitan St. Louis civilian and military transportation and logistics communities will determine the winners.  The NDTA Scholarship Committee will announce the award recipients not later than April 30, 2018.  Award recipients will be notified by letter and invited to attend an NDTA awards ceremony to recognize their achievement before the association membership.

Disposition of Award Money

The monetary award will be sent to the recipient’s college or university and be paid to his or her account for the express purposes of tuition, books and fees, and college sponsored room and board. Prior to dispersing this money, the NDTA Scholarship Committee must receive written notification from the institution stating the following:

1.   The student has enrolled and has actually started classes.

2.   The total cost of the student’s tuition, books, and fees for one academic year.

3.   A list of all other grants, scholarships, and financial awards the student has earned (do not include loans).

This information should be sent to the Chairman of the NDTA Scholarship Committee at the address above, and must be received no later than October 31, 2019.  If notification is not received by this deadline, the award will automatically be presented to the next eligible applicant.

Awards will be dispersed in two increments. One half will be sent at the beginning of the first semester or quarter.  The remainder will be sent to the school at the beginning of the second semester or quarter after the college or university verifies that the student remains enrolled as a full time student.  The student must remain enrolled as a full time student and notify the NDTA Scholarship committee if their enrollment status changes.


Recipients of an award will be deemed ineligible to receive the award if:

1.   They receive a full scholarship to their educational institution.

2.   They receive grants, scholarships and any other awards, which cover the full cost of one academic year of education at their educational institution.

Copies of These Forms

This application may be reproduced as required. Copies may also be downloaded from the NDTA Scott/St. Louis website at

Questions should be addressed to:

Mr. Mike Carnes

Scholarship Chairman

P.O. Box 25486

Scott Air Force Base, IL  62225-0486

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Scholarship Application:

Download the scholarship application here: [Word Document] [PDF]