USA: Black Woman to Give $4.3K Scholarships to Help Other Women Become Truck Drivers

Tracy Nicole Harper is the president and CEO of Through Her Eyes Trucking Company LLC, a Black-owned company situated in Houston, Texas. She acquired her CDL license to drive commercial trucks despite being a victim of domestic violence and an ex-offender roughly 11 years ago, and she is now on a mission to help other underprivileged women accomplish the same.

Tracy, 38, has started a scholarship program through her foundation that will offer $4,350 to three separate women who have an interest in driving trucks and have had to deal with domestic violence, substance misuse, human trafficking, and/or an ex-offender status.

“I recognize the immense potential and strength of women who have overcome significant obstacles in their lives,” said Tracy. “My scholarship program aims to enable these women to pursue their dreams in the trucking industry and create a brighter future for themselves and their families.”

To be eligible for the scholarship, applicants must be female, at least 21 years old, live in the United States, and have a valid driver’s license.

Applicants must also provide two letters of recommendation, have experienced trauma related to the aforementioned challenges, have no pending criminal matters, have a letter of acceptance from a reputable trucking school of their choice, and be able to present proof of enrollment in the form of a tuition fee. (A receipt must be presented before award is disbursed.)

Finally, applicants must write a 2-page essay detailing who they are, the challenges they have overcome in their lives, why they deserve this prize, and how they intend to pay it forward.

How to apply:

Interested women can submit their application through the online form available at or they can email their essay and completed application to [email protected].

The application period is now open, and the deadline for submissions is October 1, 2023, at 4pm.

Through Her Eyes Foundation personnel will assess all submissions based on their personal experiences, devotion to the trucking profession, and potential for success.

The scholarship awardees will be chosen in a live drawing held in the second week of December, the date and time of which will be published. During the last week of December, the monies will be distributed directly to the accredited trucking school of each recipient’s choice.

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