The American Road & Transportation Builders Association Transportation Development Foundation (ARTBA-TDF) is accepting applications for the “Lanford Family Highway Worker Memorial Scholarship Program” for the 2014-15 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 generous 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 120 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 work 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.); M.B.A. candidates and Master’s degree students in Civil Engineering, Construction Management and other construction-related programs are qualified to apply.

Nominations must be submitted online at by March 6.  If you have leads on students who might be eligible for the program, contact ARTBA’s Kashae Williams at [email protected] or 202-289-4434.

Celebrating its 30th anniversary in 2015, the ARTBA Foundation is a 501(c)3 tax-exempt entity to support research, education and public awareness. It supports an array of initiatives, including educational scholarships, awards programs, a national exhibition on transportation and a facility dedicated to improving safety in roadway construction zones.