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Pennsylvania Bus Association Announces Winners of Inaugural Scholarship Awards

07/02/2024 03:28:00 PM

(June 18, 2024) The Pennsylvania Bus Association (PBA) announced the recipients of the Inaugural Scholarship Awards at the PBA Annual Conference in Ithaca, NY.

The program was developed to promote higher education goals of our operator members, and their families, whether it be to pursue a college degree or a trade certification. The Scholarship Program is funded by fundraising efforts, which started in 2023. 

The 2024 Scholarship winners are Michelle Welch, referred by Operator Member Fullington Trailways and Edward James Bankston, referred by Operator Member Anderson Coach & Travel. Each received a check in the amount of $1,000 and a plaque.

Those eligible to apply for scholarships are employees or the dependent children of employees for members who own and operate buses. If the applicant is a PBA member employee, the eligible employee must have been employed for at least one year by January 1 in the year in which the scholarships are awarded. 

Those eligible to apply must already be registered to a full-time college, professional school, or trade school at the time of application. They must also hold a minimum GPA of 3.0 or, if a professional school, the equivalent of a B grade.

Tammy Wolf-Baker, chair of PBA, presented the awards and thanked the Executive Committee members for their volunteerism.

Pictured above left to right: Michelle Welch and Edward James Bankston with his father James (Scott) Bankston.

For additional information, please contact:

Pennsylvania Bus Association
Patricia Cowley 717-236-9042

The Pennsylvania Bus Association, incorporated in 1923, is a non-profit organization dedicated to representing the business and governmental interests of private bus companies holding a certificate of public convenience issued by the Pennsylvania Public Utility Commission (PUC) and/or the U.S. Department of Transportation (US DOT).  It is also the mission of PBA to promote travel by motorcoach, and tour and charter service provided by operator member in cooperation with and support for its travel industry supplier members. For more information, please visit or contact our Executive Director, Patricia Cowley at (717) 236-9042 or



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