Scholarship Program

At the October 2022 Board of Director’s Meeting, PBA chair, Tammy Wolf-Baker, proposed a new member benefit program, an Annual Scholarship for members, their employees, and employee’s families. 

The goal of the PBA scholarship is to support Member education goals and to encourage the pursuit of formal education. Formal education includes trade certification, specialized training and of course, college. There will be two annual scholarships awarded in the amount of $1,000 each. 

PBA announced the recipients of the Inaugural Scholarship Awards at the 2024 PBA Annual Conference in Ithaca, NY.

The 2024 Scholarship winners are Michelle Welch, referred by Operator Member Fullington Trailways and Edward James Bankston, referred by Operator Member Anderson Coach & Travel.

Criteria for Eligibility:
Those eligible to apply for scholarships are employees or the dependent children of employees for Members who own and operate buses. The eligible employee must have been employed for at least one year by January 1 in the year in which the scholarships are awarded. 

Those eligible to apply must already be registered to a full-time college, professional school, or trade school at the time of application. They must also hold a minimum GPA of 3.0 or, if a professional school, the equivalent of a B grade.

Application and Selection:
The PBA Executive Committee will accept applications between January 1 and April 30 annually. 

The Executive Committee is comprised of the Board of Director Officers, the Immediate Past President and two (2) Chair Appointees. Our Executive Director will be the point-of-contact for questions and submission of applications.

The winners or the parents of the winners must still be employed at the time the winners are selected.

The awards will be announced at PBA’s Annual Conference. The winning nominees will be invited to the PBA annual conference. While they may not be able to be present, a representative from the member company will need to be present to receive the scholarship.

2024 PBA Scholarship Winners:  Read the press release!