Scholarship Fund


Each year, the WTRAA Scholarship Fund under the TRAA Education Foundation, Inc. awards scholarships to members’ children and grandchildren to assist them in completing their education.  Fundraising for these scholarships has become a cooperative effort working with the Foundation and the WTRAA Scholarship Trustees.

Click here for the 2018 WTRAA Scholarship Application

2017 Recipients:

Tori Barnett $2,500.00 Ann Malcolm Award
Tori Barnett is from Mesa, AZ and is the daughter of Troy Barnett, Barnett’s Towing in Sierra Vista, AZ. She plans to finish her senior year at Phoenix College in Dental Hygiene. Tori has great aspirations to own her own clinic one day. She already has a degree in business management behind her and looking forward to an additional degree in Dental hygiene she is certainly on her way.

John (JR) Nelson $950.00 John Hawkins II Award
John (JR) Nelson is the son of Stacey Tucker Canterbury of Chico Towing in Bremerton, WA. He is going to attend Seton Hall in South Orange, NJ. He plans on going into the medical field in some capacity. John is passionate about basketball and seems to have a very contagious personality.

Kalli Metz-Wedel $800.00
Kalli Metz-Wedel is the daughter of Lisa and Josh Wedel. The granddaughter of Jean Roger-Wedel, Dewey’s Service Inc. in Beloit, WI. Kalli will be attending the University of Wisconsin Milwaukee as a freshman. She plans to study Photojournalism and environmental science. As she progresses in college, she hopes to use her degree to obtain a position with a magazine such as National Geographic.

Rachelle Marshall $500.00
Rachelle Marshall is the daughter of Ellen and Christopher Jones and granddaughter of Helen and Dave Jones of Dave Jones Wrecker Service, Fern Park, FL. She is starting her sophomore year at Seminole State College studying criminal justice. Rachelle has excelled in her GPA this past year and been very focused on her National Honor Society. Her future looks very promising.

Sloane Coe $500.00
Sloane Coe is the granddaughter of Gary Coe of Speed’s Towing in Portland, OR. Sloane will be staring her junior year at Washington State University majoring in English education. She is active in the marching band at the university. During the school year, she student teaches at the Montessori school. Sloane seems to have a real passion for children. She has plans for further education after she graduates from the university

2016 Recipients:


Taylor Powell

Ann Malcolm Award $5,000

University Of Central Florida Winter Park, FL 32792




Rachelle Lynn Marshall

Joe Sroga & Tom Luciano Award $800.00

Seminole State College Winter Park, FL 32708



Does your WTRAA  scholarship donation make a difference? Let’s hear what some of our recipients  have to say…

Winning the WTRAA scholarship (2011) helped me to attend Kent State University which is the college of my dreams where I can further educate myself in the realm of writing and journalism. This scholarship helped me to purchase the books and materials that I needed to work within my majors. I can’t stress how much this means to me.

Thanks, WTRAA!  Bethany Hunley