SOURCE: Con-way Inc.

Con-way Inc.

September 01, 2010 08:00 ET

Con-way Inc. Announces 2010 Scholarship Winners

Funds Awarded Will Help Outstanding Children of Employees Achieve Educational Goals

SAN MATEO, CA--(Marketwire - September 1, 2010) -  Con-way Inc. (NYSE: CNW) today announced that it has awarded nearly $200,000 in educational grants to exemplary children of its employees as part of the annual Con-way Scholarship Program.

This year's funds will help support the educational aspirations of 166 new and continuing students of universities, community colleges and vocational programs. Since the launch of the program in 1991, Con-way has awarded more than $3.3 million in grants to recipients demonstrating outstanding academic, extracurricular and community achievement.

"Given current economic challenges and the ever-rising cost of higher education, it has never been more important for companies to step up and help our nation's promising young people fulfill their potential," said Douglas W. Stotlar, Con-way's president and CEO. "Providing assistance to these high-achieving students is one way to reward their impressive efforts, and we're proud to invest in their bright futures."

The company awarded scholarships to 51 new and 115 continuing students for 2010-2011. Recipients are full-time students with a parent who has been employed for three consecutive years by 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. Winning students this year are pursuing majors in fields including psychology, education, accounting and culinary arts.

The Con-way Scholarship Program is administered by Scholarship America, a national nonprofit student aid organization. The grants are renewable for up to three years, or the completion of a bachelor's degree or vocational program.

The application period for 2011-2012 scholarships opens Dec. 1, 2010, with a deadline of Feb. 15, 2011. Eligible company employees can request an application for their children through the company's intranet site or their local human resources representative. 

The following students who received first-time awards for the 2010-2011 award cycle are profiled on the company's website:

  • Michelle Bennion, Beaverton, Ore.: Brigham Young University
  • Sherry Blystone, Cumming, Ga.: Oglethorpe University
  • David Bott, Wadsworth, Ohio: Mercyhurst College
  • Cierra Brown, Cadiz, Ohio: Ohio University
  • Mike Considine, Sandwich, Ill.: Loras College
  • Jacqueline Cordell, Hopkinton, N.H.: University of New Hampshire
  • Katrine De Asis, Brampton, Ontario, Canada: University of Toronto
  • Tyler Degener, Albany, N.Y.: State University of New York at Binghamton
  • Cyndi Dominguez, Hemet, Calif.: Brigham Young University
  • Jared Dykstra, Kankakee, Ill.: University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
  • Julia Freitag, Huntington, W.Va.: Marshall University
  • Cody Frye, Spencer, Ind.: Indiana University Bloomington
  • Travis Gaff, Auburn, Ind.: Purdue University
  • Carolyn Grigg, Kernersville, N.C.: University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
  • Donovan Griggs, Simpsonville, S.C.: Anderson University
  • Emily Hamill, Arlington, Ind.: Indiana University - Purdue University
  • Haley Hanes, Lexington, N.C.: North Carolina State University
  • Maria Heath, Mount Carroll, Ill.: Beloit College
  • Jenna Heiden, Mason, Ill.: Southern Illinois University
  • Nathan Hertz, Abilene, Kan.: Wichita State University
  • Heather Heselwood, Beaverton, Ore.: Oregon State University
  • Benjamin Holker, Stillwater, Minn.: Minnesota State University Mankato
  • Daniel Huckey, Portland, Ore.: University of Victoria
  • Trista Jarvis, Portland, Ore.: Brigham Young University
  • Whitney Koeninger, Brandon, Fla.: Hillsborough Community College
  • Heidi Kossow, Oak Creek, Wis.: Milwaukee Area Technical College
  • Courtney Lane, Burleson, Texas: Texas Woman's University
  • Abby Lloyd, Searcy, Ark.: Harding University
  • Ethan Mallory, Fair Grove, Mo.: Missouri State University
  • Ruby Maly, Portland, Ore.: Beloit College
  • Daniel McDonald, Portland, Ore.: Seattle Pacific University
  • Lauren McDonald, Jackson, Mich.: Hillsdale College
  • Kayla Morrow, Kannapolis, N.C.: Lenoir-Rhyne University
  • Haley Nagel, Lamar, Mo.: Missouri State University
  • Ashkaun Parandvash, Beaverton, Ore.: Oregon State University
  • Ashley Pistello, Orland Park, Ill.: Butler University
  • Alberto Sanchez Jr., Laredo, Texas: Texas A&M University
  • Desiree Saucedo, Brighton, Colo.: Front Range Community College
  • Jessica Schreuder, Cedar Springs, Mich.: Berkeley College
  • Jennifer Sebestik, Sandwich, Ill.: North Dakota State University
  • Michael Stocke, Hermantown, Minn.: University of Minnesota Duluth
  • Ryan Tegtmeier, Independence, Iowa: University of Iowa
  • Haley Tessaro, Ceres, Calif.: University of California Berkeley
  • Alexa Ura, Laredo, Texas: University of Texas at Austin
  • Paige Vacha, Kent, Ohio: Indiana Wesleyan University
  • Alan Walters, Wayne, Ill.: University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
  • Kati Webster, Flushing, Mich.: University of Michigan Flint
  • Teresa Whetstone, Medina, Ohio: Westminster College
  • Amy Winkler, Muskego, Wis.: Carroll University
  • Keifer Winn, Hillsboro, Mo.: Washington and Lee University
  • Stephanie Woods, Portland, Ore.: Seattle Pacific University

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About Con-way Inc.
Con-way Inc. (NYSE: CNW) is a $4.3 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 intermodal 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 www.con-way.com.

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