Roadway Worker Memorial Scholarship Impact Stories

In Their Words: Hear from recipients about how education scholarships changed their lives


Cameron Hutt, recipient 2018-2020


The ATSS Foundation has awarded more than 85 Roadway Worker Memorial Scholarships since 2002 and more than 20 Chuck Bailey Memorial Scholarships since 2004. This financial assistance for higher education helps ensure that the academic goals of recipients can continue.


Mariela Lara

"I'm very grateful to have received the scholarship provided by The Foundation, as I'm sure the other recipients are. Losing a parent is a very difficult ordeal to go through but it is nice to know there are people out there to support you after going through an experience like that." -- Mariela Lara, recipient 2019-2020


Read more of Mariela's story in "The strength of family and education"





Marcie Walker

"The scholarship has done multiple things for me and my family, along with it, helped me grant the opportunity to go to school and help with that funding and pursue a career that I love. I want to be a music teacher. I think the scholarship program and The Foundation in general is a great way to remember and honor fallen roadway workers, like my dad. It ensures these lives are always being remembered and always being cherished and I am forever grateful for that." -- Marcie Walker, recipient 2018-2020


Marcie Walker spoke during the Ohio ATSSA Chapter meeting on June 5, 2020



Andrea Pair

"When I first heard the scholarship program’s slogan of ‘Moving toward zero scholarships,’ I was thrown off because it’s such a great program that helps so many young people, but I realized it’s about working to reach a goal of having zero roadway worker deaths and that is so important. It’s a goal we need to reach. For ATSSA and The Foundation to have that vision means they are working in many ways to help roadway workers and their families." -- Andrea Pair, recipient 2014-2020


Read more of Andrea's story in "Success after loss"


Erica Pearson

"Being a part of something much bigger than myself was what The Foundation inspired in me. To have so many strangers believe in you, it was transformational. I wanted more of that. I was inspired by what The Foundation stands for." -- Erica (Pearson) Kililikane, recipient 2006 and 2012


Read more of Erica's story in "Scholarship recipient looks back on her experiences"




Caitlyn Rains

"Once I applied and received the scholarship, I was so grateful. I wasn’t sure how I was going to be able to pay for college. I always spoke to my dad about going to college so when I received the scholarship, it was just an amazing experience." -- Caitlyn Rains, recipient 2017-2018, 2020


Read more of Caitlyn's story in "He always pushed me to do better"




Lyndsay Sutton

"With the scholarship and The Foundation and other scholarships I received, I was able to attend and graduate college without paying a penny. It was definitely a blessing and I think that I have my dad to thank for that. He was a huge part in me graduating college as well as my family and people from The Foundation and the other scholarship programs." -- Lyndsay (Morgan) Sutton, recipient 2014-2016


Read more of Lyndsay's story in "Scholarship recipient honors father through success"



Rachael Moser

"The Foundation’s generous support through the Roadway Worker Memorial Scholarship reassured me that I could financially attend the Harvard Graduate School of Education to gain foundational knowledge and skills that are critical to expanding my career in the education sector. The scholarship provided me with a profound opportunity to honor my father’s deep commitment to higher education through earning an advanced degree." -- Rachael Moser, recipient 2016


Read more of Rachael's story in "Honors father’s commitment to higher education"


Brionna Lizotte

"While [my father] can’t be here to support me in person, I’ll always know that he’s never truly left me. I believe the scholarship is like ‘pennies from heaven’ and his way of reassuring me he hasn’t left. I’ll be forever grateful to The Foundation for allowing others like myself to be reassured there’s still someone here to look out for us even though the parent no longer is." -- Brionna Lizotte, recipient 2016-2019


Read more of Brionna's story in "Scholarship is Like ‘Pennies from Heaven’"



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