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2017 C.H. Robinson Foundation Scholarship Recipients Announced

2017 C.H. Robinson Foundation Scholarship Recipients Announced | The Road

At C.H. Robinson, we know it’s important to give back to those who make this company great, which includes our employees and our contract carriers. For the fifth year in a row, we are proud to help fund educational opportunities for these individuals through the C.H. Robinson Foundation Scholarship Program for contract carriers and employees. I would like to congratulate the recipients of this year’s Contract Carrier Scholarship Program.

This Year’s Recipients

This Year’s Recipients | The Road

Each recipient received $2,500 to apply toward tuition—in any subject—for the upcoming 2017-2018 school year.

Recipient NameCompanyLocationSchool
Kylee ChaffinMerchant ExcavatingAlma, MIMid Michigan Community College
Jennifer DemouraRabbit TransportationDallas, GAUniversity of Georgia
Mason DonnohueD&E TransportClearwater, MNLuther College
Paula DzimiraB&P TransBlakeslee, PAUniversity of Pittsburgh
Ruben GuzmanFreightforce OneEl Paso, TXUniversity of Texas at El Paso
Connor HopkinsGraphic Arts ExpressOregon, ILLuther College
Kelsey MemoryFinholm TransportationAustin, TXUniversity of North Carolina, Chapel Hill
Madeline SloanCarolina CargoRock Hill, SCUniversity of South Carolina, Columbia
Patrycja SobierajskaB & JR. ServiceMacomb, MIUniversity of Michigan
Jenna StarkeMTS FreightHelena, MTCarroll College

Ninety-nine scholarships have been awarded during the program’s history, one third of which went to help contract carriers or their children achieve their educational goals.

Benefits of the C.H. Robinson Foundation Scholarship Program

Benefits of the C.H. Robinson Foundation Scholarship Program | The Road

“As you know, success doesn’t come easy. Very few people achieve a high level of success without the help, encouragement and assistance from their family, friends and members of the community,” said Paula Dzimira, one of this year’s recipients.

Past winner, Sarah Nisivaco shares Paula’s sentiment. “As a graduate of Marquette University and now a first year medical student at Harvard Medical School, I realize full well that I could not achieve my educational goals without this support. My father and his company, Fox Brothers Transfer, Inc., have supported me throughout my educational journey and the C. H. Robinson Foundation provided me with financial assistance in the form of a scholarship. C. H. Robinson not only drives the transportation business forward, but is now driving me forward in my educational pursuits. I am proud to be a recipient of this scholarship and to share my story of the support I have received from C.H. Robinson. Your support and generosity are greatly appreciated.”

“The truckload industry is instrumental to our nation’s economy, and the great contract carriers we work with are critical to our success,” said Bob Biesterfeld, president, North American Surface Transportation. “Through the C.H. Robinson Scholarship Program, we are proud to support them and their families and help them achieve their educational goals.”

Recipients are selected based of academic performance, demonstrated leadership, participation in school and community activities, work experience, career and educational goals and unusual personal or family circumstances.

To learn more about the individual recipients and carriers, please visit our scholarship website. We hope that our annual scholarship can help contribute to educational success for our contract carriers and their children.


Candy Sanchez

I encourage everybody to take advantage of this program!!!
Good education is basic in this kind of business in order to keep a profesional look when contacting customers.



Rita DeMoura

Huge thanks from Rabbit Transport Inc. We are extremely grateful for the generosity!



JR Coderre

Even though we have been serving C.H. Robinson, we are surprised to see that no tuition or scolarship is offered to CDN students. Deceiving



Debra Godfrey

Congratulations to all the Scholarship Recipients. Thank you CH Robinson for providing financial help for these college students. As a mom of two College graduates and another one in the near future any type of scholarship money is much welcomed. My hope is my daughter will be on this list one day.



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