The Kentucky Association for Pupil Transportation



The Southeastern States Pupil Transportation Conference (SESPTC) makes a one-time $2,500 scholarship available to one student in each of its 14-member southeastern states each year, including Kentucky. Students eligible for the Buster Bynum Education Scholarship must be high school seniors, have a parent or guardian employed in the public school pupil transportation field for at least the past three years (since January 1, 2017) and be planning to attend a postsecondary educational institution in 2020. Completed applications should be submitted to the local district’s Supervisor/Director of Transportation, or the local district’s scholarship selection committee chairperson. Each school district will select a local winner and submit one winning application to or mailed to the address on the application, no later than May 15th, 2020.

 All seniors of transportation personnel are eligible. This includes monitors, technicians, dispatchers, secretaries, assistants, and IT who are dedicated to transportation. Please let me know if you have any questions.

Scholarship Information 

This $1,000 education scholarship award will be awarded to four (4) students entering college each school year. Applicants must be a public school student who will attend a certified college, university, or technical school. The scholarship award is made directly to the postsecondary school selected by the awarded student and must be used in support of the student's 2020-2021 school year tuition, books or fees. 
 The student must have a parent/guardian actively employed in the public school pupil transportation field.  
The student must have at least a 3.0 (B) scholastic average, must have graduated from a Kentucky public high school, and must be attending a postsecondary educational institution in 2020. 
The KAPT Selection Committee will select the four recipients, and the President of the Kentucky Association of Pupil Transportation or designee will notify them no later than June 1, 2020. 
Official presentation of the scholarship will take place at the 2020 KAPT Summer Conference in Bowling Green, Kentucky. Recipients are encouraged to attend, but do not have to be present for the formal presentation. 
Scholarship winners must inform their postsecondary educational institution to send proof of enrollment to the KAPT Treasurer before payment can be made directly to the institution. 

 Application Information 

 The application must be typed and contain all information requested. Incomplete applications will not be considered 
Completed applications along with required documentation and a typewritten essay should be submitted to the local supervisor/director of pupil transportation and be postmarked or hand delivered no later than May 1, 2020. 
KAPT Education Scholarship                                                                                                                 

The following documentation must accompany the application. Failure to provide any of the information below will void your application: 1. A letter from the parent/guardian's employer verifying employment in public school transportation. 2. A letter from the student’s high school guidance counselor or other authorized high school official verifying the student's grade point average anticipated graduation from high school, and planned attendance at a post-secondary educational institution in the fall of 2020. 3. A letter of support from a teacher or adult family acquaintance stating why the award should be made to this student. 
Selection Process Local Transportation Supervisor/Director: The local transportation supervisor/director shall validate all applications for completeness and supporting documents and forward the applications meeting the qualifications to their KAPT Director-At-Large. Those applications must then be submitted to the KAPT Treasurer no later than May 1, 2020. Applications should be mailed to the address below and the KAPT selection committee will consider all applications from each district meeting the qualifications. 
Mail To: 
 Mike McCloud, KAPT Treasurer Bowling Green Independent Schools 1211 Center Street Bowling Green, Kentucky 42101