The scholarship, established in 1999, is awarded annually to provide financial assistance for the higher education of children of highway workers killed or permanently disabled on the job.
The following students earned the 2013 scholarship:
Vybav Hiraesave (Dover, Delaware), sophomore majoring in chemical engineering at the University of Delaware: Hiraesave’s father, Vasuki Hiraesave, died in an accident while working as an employee of the Delaware Department of Transportation in March 2006.
Lyndsay Morgan (Daytona Beach, Florida), up-and-coming freshman to major in athletic training at Florida Gulf Coast University: Morgan’s father, Steven Morgan, died in a November 2011 accident while working on Interstate 75 in Florida.
Haley Ward (Tell City, Indiana), up-and-coming freshman to major in biology at the University of Southern Indiana: Ward’s father, Ronald Ward, died on the job in 2005 while working maintenance for the Indiana Department of Transportation.
Dallas Jones (Bluffton, Indiana), computer science major at the Indiana Institute of Technology: Jones’ father, Dale Jones, died in a December 2009 accident while working as an employee of the Indiana Department of Transportation.
Grant Horn (Whitesburg, Kentucky), up-and-coming freshman to major in automotive diesel technology at the Lincoln College of Technology: Horn’s father, Greg Horn, died in 1997 during a drilling accident while working on a state highway construction project.
Alexis Keefe (Wyalusing, Pennsylvania), up-and-coming freshman to major in business at Bentley University: Keefe’s father, Bret Keefe, died in a car accident in 2001 while working for the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation.