A-1 Auto Transport Annual Scholarship

We are one of the biggest U.S. based auto shippers. We provide worldwide shipping and have offices, storage facilities available in most of the main cities and metro areas throughout the U.S and overseas. 

Our team has decided to create a scholarship program (A-1 Auto Transport Scholarship) for the students so that they can get some help in meeting their education related expenses.

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Scholarship Details - Currently Accepting Submissions For 2020

*A-1 Auto Transport will NOT share, sell, rent or otherwise transfer any student information.

How much is the scholarship?

Three awards worth $1,000, $500, and $250 will be awarded under the A-1 Auto Transport Scholarship every year. The scholarship will be sent directly to the school/university/college’s financial aid office.

Who is eligible?

Any current, full-time, part-time student of an accredited or non-accredited institute, truck driving school or other logistics program, must have a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0 to become eligible. There is no requirement of minimum age.

How do I apply?

To apply for this scholarship, applicants must write an essay/article (of at least 1000 words and may NOT be posted elsewhere on the internet) about a topic related to this site. Email your essay/article to: scholarships@a1autotransport.com along with your full name, contact information, and school you will be attending.  Some typical topics could be anything related to:

Essays 2020

  1. An Appetite for Building Community - Submitted by Hannah Hook on 5/16/2019
  2. Getting Your Car Ready for Transport - Submitted by Alexis Sturrock on 4/26/2019
  3. Hot August Nights Nostalgia - Submitted by Eliana Ornelas on 4/3/2019
  4. How Cars Reflect the Times - Submitted by Matt McIntyre on 4/5/2019
  6. Getting Your Car Ready for Transport - Submitted by Alexis Sturrock on 4/26/2019
  7. An Appetite for Building Community - Submitted by Hannah Hook on 5/16/2019
  8. A National Crisis No One is Talking About - Submitted by Vinay Cardwell on 12/20/2019
  9. Transporting Memories, Relieving Hardships - Submitted by Nina C. Dixon on 07/19/2019
  10. Oceans Full of Memories - Submitted by Jayla Puckett on 20/08/2019
  11. Cars of Military Families - Submitted by Brighton E. Moore on 21/08/2019

Important dates:

Last date to apply for the scholarship program is March 10, 2020.

Who decides the winner?

Essays/articles shall be posted on our website with content attributed to the author and linked from this page, to be voted on by the A-1 Auto Transport Scholarship committee. The A-1 Auto Transport scholarship committee will be announcing the winners on our website at the end of March 2020 The winners will also be notified via email. Applications will be taken on a rolling basis. 

I submitted my essay, now what?

Once you submit, we recommend you get the word out -- let all of your friends and family know about this scholarship and share the link to your essay with them on your social media.

Winners 2019 - Congratulations!

  1. $1,000 prize: "Transporting Cars, Transporting Memories" submitted by Cameron Munford
  2. $500 prize: "The Woes of Agricultural Inspections" submitted by Teresa Fox
  3. $250 prize: "Transporting Classic Cars" submitted by Cheslin Jacobs

We will be contacting the winners so they can claim their scholarships soon. Thanks to everybody who participated, if you didn't win this year feel free to try again next year. Submissions for next year will be opening soon so stay tuned and keep checking the website for updates!

Winners 2018

  1. $1,000 prize: "Comedy in cars" submitted by Warren Alphonso
  2. $500 prize: "Moving Internationally" submitted by Esme Crocker
  3. $250 prize: "Keep on Trucking: Reducing our Carbon Footprint" submitted by Akudo McGee
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Joe Webster began his journey in the auto transport field by attending the University of Southern California (USC), where he graduated with a Bachelor of Business Marketing. 

After college, he started his career in the auto transport industry from the bottom up and has done virtually every job there is to do at A-1 Auto Transport, including but not limited to: Truck Driver, Dispatch, Sales, PR, Bookkeeping, Transport Planner, Transport Manager, International Transport Manager, Brokering, Customer Service, and Marketing. Working with his mentor Tony Taylor, Joe Webster has learned the ins and outs of this industry which is largely misunderstood. 

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