Roadway Worker Memorial Scholarship Program

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Navigating an academic path forward

The ATSS Foundation provides scholarships for loved ones of fallen or permanently disabled roadway workers until we can reduce the number of work zone deaths. It is our hope to eventually give out zero scholarships as a result of zero fatalities.


The Roadway Worker Memorial and Chuck Bailey Scholarship Programs provide financial assistance for post-high school education to dependents (children and spouses) of roadway workers killed or permanently disabled in work zone incidents. The Foundation helps to navigate the path to fulfill academic dreams of their dependents.


The program is competitive and has a value of up to $10,000 for an academic year. Applicants who demonstrate a strong commitment to volunteerism may be eligible to receive an additional $1,000 in honor of Chuck Bailey, who was an esteemed member of the roadway safety industry who passed away in June 2002. Bailey was a member of the Ohio ATSSA Chapter, and not only worked tirelessly to get Congress to approve funding dedicated for roadway safety projects, but also was quick to share his knowledge, contacts and time.


Know someone who is eligible? Encourage them to apply for the Roadway Worker Memorial Scholarship.


Applications now closed for the 2023-24 academic year


2023 Scholarship Recipients

Congratulations to the 2023-24 Roadway Worker Memorial Scholarship Recipients:

  • James Beard - Highland, Ill.
  • Tessa Beard - Highland, Ill.
  • Nicholas Gray - Centerton, Ark.
  • Daniel Hart - Ridge, N.Y.
  • Katie Hutt - Cleveland, Tenn.
  • Joann Jones - Bluffton, Ind. (also received a Chuck Bailey Scholarship)
  • Mariela Lara - Ojai, Calif.
  • Leah McCance - Broken Arrow, Okla.
  • Rylee O’Brien - Frederic, Wis.
  • Sydney Parsons - Kelso, Wash.
  • Alex Perez – Indianapolis, Ind.
  • Megan Pirelli - Chicago, Ill.
  • Ethan Sollars - Rocky River, Ohio
  • Maycie Walker - Jonesville, Ky.


Learn more about the 2023 recipients


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The American Traffic Safety Services Foundation is a qualified 501(c)3 tax-exempt organization. Contributions are tax-deductible to the extent permitted by law.
Consult your tax advisor regarding specific questions about your deductions. The Foundation’s tax identification number is 62-1384292.

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Promoting roadway safety through charitable giving and public awareness

The American Traffic Safety Services Foundation (The Foundation) works to make zero deaths a reality by offering charitable programs, events, and spreading the word through public awareness. Toward Zero Deaths. Toward Zero Scholarships. Toward Zero Names.


The Foundation is the charitable arm of ATSSA.

Contact us

  • 15 Riverside Parkway, Fredericksburg, VA 22406-1077
  • 1-540-368-1701