American Road and Transportation Builders Association (ARTBA)

ARTBA-TDF Accepting Applications for Highway Worker Memorial Scholarship

The American Road & Transportation Builders Association Transportation Development Foundation (ARTBA-TDF) is now accepting applications for the “Lanford Family Highway Worker Memorial Scholarship Program” for the 2013-14 academic year. The scholarship provides financial assistance to help the children of highway workers killed or permanently disabled in the line of duty pursue post-high school education.

Launched in 1999 through a gift from the families of past ARTBA Chairmen, Jack (1991) and Stan (1999) Lanford of Roanoke, VA, the program is supported today with contributions from industry foundations, firms and executives, and labor organizations. The scholarships, which have a value up to $5,000, have helped more than 100 worthy students from across the nation.


  • Applicants must be the sons, daughters or legally adopted children of highway workers who have died or become permanently disabled in roadway zone accidents;
  • An applicant’s parent must have been employed by a transportation construction firm or a transportation public agency at the time of his or her death or disabling injury;
  • The scholarship award must be used to attend a post-secondary institution of learning that requires a high school diploma or Graduate Equivalent Degree (G.E.D.); master’s degree and Ph.D. students are not eligible.

Applications must be postmarked by April 5, 2013. Scholarship awards will be announced in May. Applications are available here. If you have leads on students who might be eligible for the program, contact ARTBA’s Holly DiGangi at or 202-289-4434.