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Southeastern States Conference Makes Annual Call for Bynum Scholarship

The Southeastern States Pupil Transportation Conference announced last week that it is seeking applications for the Buster Bynum Scholarship that benefits a student entering college.

The awards are named after R.A. “Buster” Bynum, retired director of the Virginia Department of Education’s pupil transportation office and current SESPTC treasurer. Eligible students must live in one of the 14 southeastern states represented at the conference each summer for the past 61 years. This year’s show will be held in Biloxi, Miss., and will be co-presented by the Mississippi Association for Pupil Transportation.

The awards total $1,000 each for children whose parents or guardians who work in the student transportation industry as a bus driver, aide, service technician, vehicle inspector, director, supervisor, driver trainer or other positions employed by the school district, a bus contractor, a state school, or the state department of education. Eligible families must have a Gross Taxable Income equal to or less than $75,000 for each of the past five tax years.

Students must be high school seniors who are set to graduate and will be attending a post-secondary institution starting this year. The scholarship funds must go towards educational expenses and will be paid to directly to the college or university.

Applications are due by June 1, 2012. Those interested who live in the following states should contact the state agency responsible for administering student transportation services or their local state association for more information: Arkansas, Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Lousiana, Tennessee, Kentucky, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, Texas, Virginia, and West Viriginia.


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