Mineral Area College received $93,900 in U.S. Department of Transportation grant funding to provide scholarships to the truck driving training program, according to a release from the school.
The funding benefits current and former members of the United States Armed Forces and their spouses and children.
The funding provides full scholarships of $4,695 to students in the truck driver training program at MAC through September 2020. The aid is available to current or former members of the United States Armed Forces, including Guard members and Reservists, and their spouses and/or children who are not eligible for the Post 9/11 GI Bill or other funding assistance. The truck driver training program at MAC is a four-week course, with new sessions beginning every two weeks.
A limited number of scholarships are available to be distributed through Sept. 30. Interested parties are encouraged to contact MAC Continuing Education Director Pam Watkins as soon as possible to determine scholarship eligibility. She can be reached at 573-518-2280 or ContinuingEd@MineralArea.edu.
Mineral Area College is one of 16 educational institutions nationwide that received funds through the Commercial Motor Vehicle Operator Safety Training Grant program. The goal is to expand the number of commercial driver’s license holders possessing enhanced operator safety training to help reduce the severity and number of crashes on U.S. roads involving commercial motor vehicles.