18 Jan 2024

Eden Prairie, Minnesota (January 18, 2024) – Global logistics company C.H. Robinson announced it is expanding its support for the truck driving community and the more than 450,000 contract carriers on the company’s platform.

The C.H. Robinson Foundation is offering 25 scholarships and—new in 2024—will double its annual individual scholarship award from $2,500 to $5,000 each for a total of $125,000. Applications will be accepted Jan. 18 through Feb. 28.

Now in its 12th year, the global Contract Carrier Scholarship is open to employees or dependents of contract carriers that have been a C.H. Robinson carrier for a minimum of one year as of Feb. 28, 2024. Scholarships can be used at accredited college institutions across the globe to support tuition for undergraduate and vocational-technical education for the 2024-2025 academic year.

“Carriers are critical to the world’s economy, and each year we are excited to be able to show our support to our talented pool of contract carriers in a variety of ways,” said Rachel Schwalbach, Vice President ESG at C.H. Robinson and President of the C.H. Robinson Foundation. “Continuous growth and learning are a core part of our culture and values. Through the C.H. Robinson Foundation, we’re proud to empower ambitious minds and help make education more accessible to all. By doubling the scholarship, we know we can make an even greater impact for our C.H. Robinson carriers and their families.”

Applicants must also: 

  • Be age 16 to 26 or regular, full-time employees of the qualified carrier. 
  • Be high-school seniors, high-school graduates, or current post-secondary undergraduates. Students outside the United States must be in their final year of upper or higher secondary school or be current technical or university-level students. 
  • Enroll in full-time study if they’re a dependent, but can enroll in part-time study if employees of qualified carriers.  

Since 2013, the C.H. Robinson Foundation has awarded 340 scholarships totaling $850,000. Scholarship recipients are selected based on academic record, demonstrated leadership and participation in school and community activities, work experience, and educational and career goals and objectives. Scholarship America, a neutral third party, manages the award selection process. To learn more about the scholarships and apply, visit https://learnmore.scholarsapply.org/chrobinson/.

The C.H. Robinson Foundation Scholarship Program is just one of the many ways that C.H. Robinson supports carriers. The company also offers:

  • Carrier of the Year Awards/Appreciation Events: Annual program recognizes outstanding carriers with an in-person ceremony and giveaways at C.H. Robinson’s headquarters. The Company also actively participates in Truck Driver Appreciation Week to further support the truck driving community.
  • A loyalty program: Carrier Advantage Program offers expanded benefits to top-performing carriers, providing access to the most freight with better payment terms.
  • Customized technology: Suite of solutions enable carriers to instantly bid on and book freight, manage drivers and equipment, automate tracking updates, and get paid – anytime, anywhere.
  • Financial services: Digital cash advance allows carriers to instantly request 60% of their payment for a load, as soon as they’ve picked it up, and receive it within seconds. And, Quick Pay offers payment within 2 business days—instead of the standard 20.

About C.H. Robinson
C.H. Robinson solves logistics problems for companies across the globe and across industries, from the simple to the most complex. With $30 billion in freight under management and 20 million shipments annually, we are one of the world’s largest logistics platforms. Our global suite of services accelerates trade to seamlessly deliver the products and goods that drive the world’s economy. With the combination of our multimodal transportation management system and expertise, we use our information advantage to deliver smarter solutions for our 100,000 customers and 450,000 contract carriers on our platform. Our technology is built by and for supply chain experts to bring faster, more meaningful improvements to our customers’ businesses. As a responsible global citizen, we are also proud to contribute millions of dollars to support causes that matter to our company, our Foundation and our employees. For more information, visit us at www.chrobinson.com. (Nasdaq: CHRW)

Lauren Perry: [email protected]
C.H. Robinson