The Express Carriers Association (ECA) established the Carrie Ehlers Scholarship Fund in October, 2008 following the sudden and untimely passing of then ECA President, Carrie Ehlers on July 28, 2008. The purpose of the fund is to award a $1,000 scholarship to a University, or College in Carrie’s hometown of Milwaukee Wisconsin. The ECA Board of Directors selected Carroll University as the first recipient of this award. In 2014 a second scholarship was added that would be awarded to the Lubar School of Business at the University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee

Each University Selects A Deserving Student From Thousands Of Applicants, Utilizing The Following Criteria As Established By The ECA: A Female Student Who Is Pursuing A Degree In Business; High Academic Achievement; Special Preference Given To Students Who Have Lost A Parent; Is Active In Civic Projects.

The Fund is totally dependent upon the supported from the ECA through net proceedes from various social events held at the Association’s Annual Marketplace and the private donations of many friends, family and colleagues. The Fund is managed by the Greater Milwaukee Foundation, in Milwaukee, WI.

The Express Carriers Association (ECA) is a 501(c) 6 corporation establishing in 1997 to promote, stimulate and foster the spirit of goodwill and friendship among those persons engaged in the regional transportation industry including regional carriers, national or regional shippers, brokers, consultants, and vendors.

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Established in 1915, The Milwaukee Foundation was part of the first wave of community foundations and part of a movement that transformed philanthropy.

The Foundation is comprised of thousands of charitable funds, each created by donors to serve the charitable purposes they specify. Every year, a portion of each fund is used to make grants to support a wide range of programs and agencies in the community, as stated by each donor. Over time, investment proceeds increase both the value of the fund and the impact of grants on the community.

To learn more about the foundation visit our website at

Kayla Potter - 2015

Lubar School of Business undergraduate senior Kayla Potter is the first recipient of the Carrie Ehlers Scholarship Fund from the Lubar School of Business at the University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee.

Katlyn Marie Leshko - 2015

Carroll University junior Katlyn Marie Leshko From Cameron, WI is the second recipient from Carroll University of the Carrie Ehlers Scholarship Fund.

Megan Reagles - 2014

Carroll University junior Megan Reagles from Waukesha, WI becomes the first recipient of the Carrie Ehlers Scholarship Fund.


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