VERSAILLES — Pohl Transportation, Versailles, has announced the recipients of its annual scholarships for students pursuing transportation-related careers.
Receiving $1,000 awards are Tyler Luthman, 2021 graduate of Fort Loramie High School, studying agricultural mechanics at University of Northwestern Ohio; Alan Fullenkamp, 2021 graduate of Botkins High School, studying supply chain management at Wright State University; and Ethan Motter, 2021 graduate of Botkins High School, studying supply chain management at Bowling Green State University.
Pohl Transportation established the permanent scholarship fund at the Darke County Foundation in 2018 to encourage students in transportation-related fields of study. The company hopes the scholarship will motivate graduates to bring their talent back home and work for local transportation businesses.
Brian Pohl, president of Pohl Transportation, said about the trucking industry, “Transportation and logistics have become very technical, data-driven fields, and the 18-wheeled trucks one sees going down the road are computers with wheels. We need young people who enjoy studying logistics, computer science, and diesel mechanics to join the growing supply chain industry.”
The scholarship is open to high school seniors or post-high school students studying logistics, supply chain management or diesel technology. Applicants may attend 4-year colleges, 2-year technical schools, or shorter certificate programs. Eligible counties include Darke, Mercer, Shelby, Miami and Auglaize.
The deadline to apply for the next Pohl Transportation scholarship is March 31, 2022. Applications will be available in February at www.darkecountyfoundation.org.