STA Education Foundation Announces Local Scholarship Awards

STA Education Foundation Announces Local Scholarship Awards

Charleston, SC – The Student Transportation of America Education Foundation (STAEF) announced it will award cash scholarships this year of $1,000 each to16 high school students from the Greater Charleston area. Scholarships were awarded to high school seniors who displayed pride in their community and are choosing to attend a college or university in South Carolina. An awards luncheon will be held on June 7 at the Daniel Island Club to recognize all of this year’s award winners. The recipients are:

Academic Magnet High School

Grace McLeod

Bishop England High School

Kaylie Fehr, Mary Runey, Ashleigh Van Metre

Fort Dorchester High School

Morgan Jones, Kimberly Stempert

Hanahan High School

Quintessa Fishburne, Emily Moeller, Christopher Piedmont, Terry Tran, James Workman

Wando High School

George Alford, Lauren Brooks, Alexander Franchak, Stewart Gress, Atlee Lenes

The cornerstone of STAEF’s fundraising efforts for these scholarships is the Foundation’s partnership with the PGA Nationwide Tour Championship at Daniel Island held in October. The STAEF was the Host Organization for the event in 2009 and will continue that partnership in 2010 and 2011. The goal is to increase national awareness of the Foundation so it can provide additional scholarships in the coming years to high school seniors in communities that STA serves, including the Greater Charleston area.

“We want to congratulate the scholarship recipients on their tremendous success and strongly encourage members of the local community to support the STA Education Foundation through its events so that we can help even more students in the area pursue higher education,” said Denis J. Gallagher, CEO of STA and a Daniel Island resident. “STAEF is about helping students and the more support we receive through sponsorships and ticket sales at the Nationwide Tour Championship, the more local students we can help reach their goals.”

For more information about the STA Education Foundation, visit www.staef.org. For ticket sales and information about the 2010 Nationwide Tour Championship at Daniel Island visit www.nationwidetourchampionship.com. Local businesses are asked to contact Bob Moran at Bob.Moran@familycirclecup.com for sponsorship information.

About the STA Education Foundation

The Student Transportation of America Education Foundation is the philanthropic arm of Student Transportation of America (STA), the third largest provider of school bus transportation services in North America. The STA Education Foundation is a 501© (3) public charity that focuses the experience of the company and the talents of more than 6,000 employees on advancing educational opportunities available to the students it transports daily in more than 200 school districts in 11 U.S. states and Ontario, Canada. Since its creation in 2003, the Foundation has raised nearly $200,000 and awarded more than 80 scholarships to students who demonstrate academic achievement, community service and leadership. Learn more about STA and its commitment to the community at www.rideSTA.com

About Student Transportation Inc.

Founded in 1997, Student Transportation Inc. is North America’s third-largest and fastest-growing provider of school bus transportation services, operating more than 6,300 vehicles. Student Transportation Inc. family of local companies delivers safe, reliable and cost-effective transportation solutions to school districts throughout the U.S. and Canada. Services are delivered by drivers, dispatchers, maintenance technicians, terminal managers and others who are caring members of their local communities. For more information, please visit www.rideSTA.com.

FOUNDATION CONTACT:

Student Transportation of America Education Foundation

Nick Pizzo

(843) 884-2720 x116

Email: npizzo@staef.org

Website: www.staef.org