Douglas receives O-OIDA scholarship

Published 9:15 am Thursday, May 30, 2024

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The Owner-Operator Independent Drivers Association announced the recipients of this year’s Mary Johnston Scholarship.

Briley Douglas

Since 1998, the fund has awarded approximately $400,000 to students who are the children, grandchildren or legal dependents of OOIDA members.

Five top scholars were chosen for this honor and among them is Briley Douglas of Pleasant Home School.

Douglas is the daughter of O-OIDA senior member Billy Douglas II of Andalusia. She graduated from Pleasant Home in May and plans to attend the University of Alabama, where she will major in Early Childhood Special Education.

To apply for the scholarship, the students were asked to submit a 500-word reflection essay on how a trucker has influenced their life, the way their educational goals resonate with their personalities and to entertain what changes they see occurring down the road that might improve the trucking industry.