ARTBA Names Recipients of Family Highway Worker Memorial Scholarships

May 23, 2013

The American Road & Transportation Builders Association Transportation Development Foundation (ARTBA-TDF) will provide scholarships for the children of highway workers killed or permanently disabled on the job.

The ARTBA-TDF’s Lanford Family Highway Worker Memorial Scholarship will provide financial assistance to students from Delaware, Florida, Indiana, Kentucky and Pennsylvania.  

The program was established in 1999 with a gift from two Roanoke, Va. highway contractors and their companies—Stan Lanford of Lanford Brothers, and Jack Lanford, with Adams Construction Company.

The 2013 recipients include:

  • Vybav Hiraesave, Dover, Del. – Vybav’s father, Vasuki Hiraesave, was killed in an accident while working as an employee of the Delaware Department of Transportation in March 2006. Vybav is a sophomore at the University of Delaware and is majoring in chemical engineering.
  • Lyndsay Morgan, Daytona Beach, Fla. – Lyndsay’s father, Steven Morgan, was killed in a November 2011 accident while working on Interstate 75 in Florida. In the fall, Lyndsay will attend Florida Gulf Coast University and major in athletic training.
  • Haley Ward, Tell City, Ind. – Haley’s father, Ronald Ward, was killed on the job in 2005 while working maintenance for the Indiana Department of Transportation. Haley will be attending University of Southern Indiana in the fall and plans to major in biology.
  • Dallas Jones, Bluffton, Ind. – Dallas’ father, Dale Jones, was killed in a December 2009 accident while working as an employee of the Indiana Department of Transportation. Dallas attends the Indiana Institute of Technology and is majoring in computer science.
  • Grant Horn, Whitesburg, Ky. – Grant’s dad, Greg Horn, was killed in 1997 during a drilling accident while working on a state highway construction project. Grant will attend the Lincoln College of Technology in the fall, majoring in automotive diesel technology.
  • Alexis Keefe, Wyalusing, Pa. – Alexis’ dad, Bret Keefe, was killed in a car accident in 2001 while working for the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation. She will attend Bentley University in the fall and pursue a business degree.

The ARTBA-TDF is interested in receiving contact leads on students who could benefit from the scholarship program. Please share them with ARTBA Scholarship and Awards Manager Holly DiGangi at Individuals and firms interested in supporting the scholarship program can do so by sending a check payable to: ARTBA-TDF, 1219 28th Street, N.W., Washington, D.C. 20007.