SOURCE: Con-way Inc.

October 26, 2009 14:22 ET

Con-way Inc. Announces 2009 Scholarship Winners

Annual Grants Support Educational Goals of Outstanding Children of Employees

SAN MATEO, CA--(Marketwire - October 26, 2009) - Con-way Inc. (NYSE: CNW) today announced the latest recipients of educational grants through its annual scholarship program. This year's Con-way Scholarship Program will help support the educational aspirations of 51 new and 105 continuing students who are children of the company's employees.

The 2009-2010 program is awarding $60,000 in new and $118,300 in continuing scholarships. Recipients are full-time students who have a parent working for one of Con-way's three principal operating companies: Con-way Freight, Con-way Truckload or Menlo Worldwide Logistics, or the company's corporate and administrative organizations. The recipients are pursuing academic majors including education, engineering and pre-medicine.

Since the program's launch in 1991, the company has awarded more than $3 million in scholarships to employees' children who have demonstrated outstanding academic, extracurricular and civic achievement.

"With challenging economic times and college costs on the rise, it has never been more important to support these promising children of our employees as they pursue their goals for higher education," said Douglas W. Stotlar, Con-way's president and CEO. "Helping these high-achieving young adults is a well-deserved reward for their hard work and their academic excellence. It's an investment in the future that we are proud to make."

Con-way's scholarship program is administered by Scholarship America, a national nonprofit student aid organization. Students are eligible after a parent has been employed by Con-way for three consecutive years. Awards cover both college and technical school curricula, and are renewable for up to three years as the student completes a bachelor's degree or vocational program.

The application period for the 2010-11 program opens on December 1, 2009 with the deadline for submittal on February 15, 2010. Employees who meet eligibility requirements can obtain a scholarship application for their children at the company's intranet web site, or through their human resources representative.

The following students who received first-time awards under the 2009-10 award cycle are profiled on the company's website:

--  Nicole Ampe, Coon Rapids, Minn.: Anoka-Ramsey Community College
--  Rebecca Badgett, Broadview, Mont.: Montana Tech of the University of
--  Lauren Balaja, Franklin Park, Ill.: Illinois State University
--  Christopher Beaver, Wichita Falls, Texas: Midwestern State University
--  Kristina Benedict, Pittsburg, Ill.: Southeast Missouri State
--  Chelsey Blada, Devils Lake, N.D.: Northland Community and Technical
--  Kimberly Braesch, West Fargo, N.D.: North Dakota State University
--  Dylon Busser, Dixon, Ill.: University of Illinois at Chicago
--  Erika Carmicheal, Kendallville, Ind.: University of Indianapolis
--  Ryan Covert, New Baltimore, Mich.: Oakland University
--  Helen Dainton, Lowell, Ind.: University of Indianapolis
--  Lauren Demcak, Sun Prairie, Wis.: University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire
--  Ronell Eisma, Ann Arbor, Mich.: Michigan State University
--  Jesica Gilbert, Salem, Ill.: Greenville College
--  Kayla Hall, Leland, N.C.: University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
--  Donald Hampton, Leavenworth, Kan.: Kansas State University
--  Jessica Hedrick, Davenport, Iowa: Concordia University
--  Katherine Hirt, Baltimore, Md.: Cornell University
--  Savannah Jackson, Shreveport, La.: Louisiana State University
--  Karleigh Jenko, Oxford, Mich.: Saginaw Valley State University
--  Sarah Kehoe, Gladstone, Ore.: Northern Arizona University
--  Kylie Kelver, Elkhart, Ind.: Indiana University South Bend
--  Kelsey Kinavey, Reno, Nev.: Willamette University
--  Nicholas Kling, Geneva, Ill.: Illinois State University
--  Whitney Kunze, Lorena, Texas: Texas Tech University
--  Rebecca Langewicz, Yale, Mich.: University of South Carolina at Aiken
--  Miranda Lewis, Wichita, Kan.: Wichita State University
--  Jaime Lightfoot, Alto, Mich.: Grand Rapids Community College
--  Elizabeth Maddax, Mount Vernon, Wash.: University of Washington
--  Nicole Maher, Perrysburg, Ohio: Ohio State University - Columbus
--  Natalie Michajla, Kirkland, Wash.: Montana State University - Bozeman
--  Brett Monahan, Watertown, S.D.: University of South Dakota
--  Jecolah Montoya, Elgin, Ill.: Azusa Pacific University
--  Brittany Moretta, Hamburg, N.Y.: State University of New York at
--  Ketura Nelson, Eagle Point, Ore.: Rogue Community College
--  Patricia Nelson, Lewisville, Texas: Weatherford College
--  Brian Pace, Hackettstown, N.J.: Ramapo College of New Jersey
--  Jonathan Pearson, Beaverton, Ore.: Brigham Young University
--  Kalli Rafferty, South Beloit, Ill.: Northern Illinois University
--  Jessica Ramirez, Uvalde, Texas: University of Texas at Austin
--  Jessica Rochford, Glen Ellyn, Ill.: Illinois Wesleyan University
--  Leah Sibbio, Tallmadge, Ohio: University of Pittsburgh
--  Michael Sorenson, Colleyville, Texas: Texas A&M University
--  Mitchell Truong, Portland, Ore.: Oregon State University
--  Tara Vandygriff, Rock Island, Ill.: Marquette University
--  Cassaundra Wass, Cloquet, Minn.: North Central University
--  Jason Wass, Cloquet, Minn.: College of St. Scholastica
--  Shannon Wilson, Carlton, Kan.: Kansas State University
--  Jennifer Woods, Pecatonica, Ill.: Rock Valley College
--  Michael Yukenavitch, Leola, Pa.: Lancaster Bible College
--  Alea Zehren, Clintonville, Wis.: University of Wisconsin - Green Bay

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Con-way Inc. (NYSE: CNW) is a $5 billion freight transportation and logistics services company headquartered in San Mateo, Calif. A diversified transportation company, Con-way delivers industry-leading services through three primary operating companies: Con-way Freight, Con-way Truckload and Menlo Worldwide Logistics. These operating units provide high-performance, day-definite less-than-truckload (LTL) and full truckload and multimodal freight transportation, as well as logistics, warehousing and supply chain management services and trailer manufacturing. Con-way Inc. and its subsidiaries operate from more than 500 locations across North America and in 20 countries. For more information about Con-way, visit

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