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Brian H. Greif Memorial Scholarship


For those pursuing a career as a Diesel Technician, the Brian H. Greif Memorial Scholarship will award scholarships, valued up to $5,000, to students who plan to attend an accredited diesel tech program within the continental United States, and must be residents within our regional footprint of our current nine (9) locations:

  • Nebraska: Scottsbluff or Sidney
  • Wyoming: Cheyenne, Rock Springs, Casper or Gillette
  • Montana: Belgrade
  • South Dakota: Rapid City or Ft. Pierre

​​Floyd’s Truck Center, Inc. will award up to 3 scholarships, with varying value based on available funds, payable for a two year or equivalent study (less than 2-year tech school). Up to three winners and one alternate will be selected by a donor-advised committee of Floyd’s Truck Center, Inc., with final approval of the OTCF Scholarship Committee. Floyd’s reserves the right to offer additional scholarships if funding is available.

​Eligibility, Application, and Selection Process:

  • ​Available to graduates and graduating seniors planning to attend college the following fall.
  • Full-time Enrollment into a diesel technician program will be required.
  • Scholarship recipients must maintain a grade point average required to remain in good standing in the school in which they are enrolled.
  • High school applicants are required to attach a copy of their official ACT/SAT scores and their current high school transcript to the online application
  • The scholarship will be rescinded and awarded to a designated alternate if the recipient does not enroll as a full-time student for the first semester for which the scholarship is awarded.                  

Applicants must provide a short essay relating to goals, training path or plan, future employment interests and 3 letters of recommendation.

​Online applications must be submitted to the Oregon Trail Community Foundation by April 1st. All applications will be reviewed by the OTCF Scholarship Committee, with the finalists forwarded on to the Floyd’s Truck Center, Inc. Scholarship Committee.

Together, we will keep the legacy of Brian alive with integrity and commitment to our customers, fellow employees, and our trade.

The deadline for application and supporting documents is April 1st. Recipients will be announced in May.

 

 

Scholarship Recipients:

2019 
Logan Knaub - Laramie, WY ($5,000)
Cortland Greibel - Sterling, CO ($2,500) 
Derek Capp - Belle Forsche, SD (1,500)
Brett Poston - Torrington, WY ($1,000)

​2020
Braeden Spiegelberg - Laramie, WY ($5,000)
Robert Stratton - Sterling CO ($2,000)
Anthony Walker - Gering ($1,000)
Dylan Nolde - Fleming, CO ($1,000)
Jakob Ratliff - Scottsbluff, ($1,000)

2021
Jakob Ratliff - Scottsbluff ($1,500)
Hannah Smithson - Lander ($1500)
Dawson Reichert - Lingle ($1,000)
Brian Turek - Hemingford ($1,000)

2022
Dawson Reichert - Lingle ($1,000)
Tristan Encinia - Scottsbluff ($5,000)
Dion Turner - Sidney ($5,000)

2023
Vance Meyer - Sidney ($5,000)
Jasper Neal - Amherst ($2500)


Brian H. Greif

Isaiah 55:6-13

A lifelong expert and professional diesel technician, Brian Greif was a mentor to many young aspiring diesel technicians during his 30 plus year career.  Throughout those years, Brian built a strong customer base, with many customers choosing him personally to repair their equipment and entrusting him to keep their trucks on the road.

Floyd’s Truck Center, Inc. had the distinct privilege of having Brian in our organization for 22 years as a lead technician, leader, mentor, Service Manager and most importantly, a member of our family. 

Brian made us all a little bit better, both on a professional level and personal level. We are excited about the opportunity to pay it forward and ensure that his legacy in the diesel world lives on, inspiring young technicians to be their very best.

Our Impact - 2022

  • Funds Managed by OTCF

    83

  • Community Grants Awarded

    $111,312

  • Scholarships Awarded

    $93,250

  • Net Assets

    $10859291

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