Albert Evans Sr. founded Evans Delivery in 1939. Without the benefit of a high school education, he created a successful organization that is thriving over 70 years later. He was a strong believer in the importance of education and thus, in his honor and memory, the Evans Network of Companies is proud to annually present the Albert L. Evans, Sr. Scholarships. . Since its inception in 2007, the scholarship fund has awarded over $27,000 to sons and daughters of Evans Network of Companies employees and partner agents.
Four more students will benefit from Albert L. Evans, Sr. Scholarships when they head off to college this fall. The 2011 recipients are Emma Owen, daughter of Richard Owen, night dispatcher at West Motor Freight; Dania Roach, daughter of Woodstock, Georgia independent contractor Aston Roach; Malorie Fink, daughter of Single Point of Contact Team Member Karen Fink from Schuylkill Haven, PA; and Angelise Stuhl, daughter of George Stuhl, President of Evans sister company DM Transportation. The scholarships were announced at the Evans Network of Companies’ annual agent meeting held on Hilton Head Island in May.
“The scholarship program was started to honor my grandfather who passed away in 2006,” noted Samantha Bates. “He believed in education and in thanking our employees for their hard work and commitment to Evans. Two of our initial scholarship recipients graduated from college this year and I’m looking forward to hearing from all of the students as they continue towards their degrees.”
Albert L. Evans, Sr. Scholarship winners receive $1,000 per year for each year in college provided they maintain an academic standard of 3.0. The scholarship awards are sent directly to their schools.
New Award Created to Honor Previous Scholarship Winner
Samantha Bates also announced the establishment of the Jordyn Agostini Memorial On Angels Wings Book Award. The Book Award was created to honor the memory of Ms. Agonstini, a previous Evans Scholarship recipient, who was tragically killed in a plane crash earlier this year.
“Jordyn was special,” said Mrs. Bates. “She kept in touch to let us know how school was progressing, always wanting to let us know she was appreciative and would make us proud. This is a way to keep her legacy alive.”
The inaugural winner of the Jordyn Agostini Memorial On Angels Wings Book Award of $500 is Joshua Thomas, son of Hale independent contractor Stephen Thomas in Columbus, Ohio.