Bill and Carolyn Moon Scholarship

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2018 Application Process
The NATSO Foundation is now accepting applications for the 2018 Bill and Carolyn Moon Scholarship. You can apply for the scholarship online by clicking here.

The application deadline is May 15, 2018.

For technical support please email support@awardspring.com or call 888-258-5628 and press option 2. Support hours are Monday through Friday8am-7pm (central time).

For information about the scholarship program, please contact Afua Smith at billmoonscholarship@natsofoundation.org.

Donate to the Bill and Carolyn Moon Scholarship Program
For more than 20 years, the Bill and Carolyn Moon Scholarship Program has been assisting industry students planning for their post-secondary education. You can make a secure on-line donation to the Bill and Carolyn Moon Scholarship Program today.

2017 Winners
The winners of the NATSO Foundation’s 2017 Bill and Carolyn Moon Scholarship each received $5,000. Winners are:

The NATSO Foundation awarded $25,000 in scholarships to deserving students with ties to the truckstop and travel plaza industry to put toward higher education in 2017. Five students each were awarded $5,000 under the Bill and Carolyn Moon Scholarship, which helps truckstop and travel plaza owners and operators, their employees and their families further their education.

About the Bill and Carolyn Moon Scholarship
For nearly 20 years Bill and Carolyn Moon Scholarship Program has been changing lives. The scholarship provides much needed and deserved assistance to industry students planning for their post-secondary education and has awarded over $250,000 in scholarships. Each year since 1993 The NATSO Foundation has awarded scholarships to selected industry employees and their children to help offset the cost of a college education. In 2013, the NATSO Foundation Board of Directors elected to raise the amount of the scholarship from $2,500 to $5,000. The origins of the Bill and Carolyn Moon Scholarship Program can be traced to 1989, when the Mason-Dixon Truck Stop Operators Association made a $5,000 contribution for use in establishing an industry scholarship program. In 1993, the Northeast Truckstop Operators Association made a $5000 contribution and Carolyn Moon added an additional $10,000. The NATSO Foundation began awarding scholarships to industry employees and their families in 1993.

Bill Moon made substantial contributions to NATSO, actively supporting and participating in industry-related government affairs issues, serving as Chairman of NATSO in 1989, and becoming the first Chairman of The NATSO Foundation in 1990.

Education was always a Moon family priority. Bill and his wife, Carolyn, both graduated from Southwest Missouri State University, and all three of their children received degrees from The University of Iowa.

Moon lost his battle with cancer in 1992, but left a legacy that is carried on today by the Moon children. Fittingly, the scholarship program was named in his memory. In 2017, the scholarship was renamed to the Bill and Carolyn Moon Scholarship.

Each spring the NATSO Foundation releases the scholarship application and applicants are judged by a independent review with selections based on academic merit, financial need, industry connection, community activities and a short essay.

The NATSO Foundation represents the commitment and caring that is the backbone of the travel plaza industry. You can make a secure on-line donation to the NATSO Foundation today. You can make a secure on-line donation to the Bill and Carolyn Moon Scholarship Program here.