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The Professional Loadmaster Association (PLA) offers five scholarships annually for college and/or Vocational/technical School after high school graduation. Current college or vocational/technical students may apply to complete their educational endeavor. We have two scholarships in the amount of $1,000 each named in honor of John L. Levitow and Bill Cannon. These are permanent scholarships. Three additional $500.00 scholarships, each named for a different deceased Loadmaster, will be awarded each year.

Candidates for the selection process must be from PLA members in good standing and their family members (sons, daughters or grandchildren, nieces and/or nephews), and are limited to one scholarship per applicant. If exceptional circumstances should arise, the Executive Committee will handle them accordingly


Submission of all scholarship applications are due by the close of business on April 1st Mountain Daylight Time of the year that scholarship announcement are made. Due April 2018 – selection May 2018. All scholarship applications received after that date will be returned. The announcement of the scholarship award to the individual participant shall be no later than the middle of May of the year before scholarship announcement. Announcement of scholarships awarded shall be published each year in the July issue of “The Loader” newsletter.


Download the application below and submit the completed form prior to the deadline to Questions regarding the Scholarship? Please contact Jim Engelker.



Donations can be made online at or to our PLA Headquarters:

P.O. Box 4351 Tacoma, WA 98438

Write "Scholarship Fund" on checks.

Professional Loadmaster Association is a 501(c) (10) non-profit organization.

P.O. Box 4351

Tacoma WA 98438

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