Submit Your Driver and Employee of Distinction Award Nominations and Scholarship Applications Before the Deadlines.

Dear Members:

The Driver and Employee of Distinction Award nomination period opened this past November and will close February 15, 2024.

This annual program allows YOU to recognize outstanding employees for contributions to the company they are employed by, their passengers, the motorcoach industry in general, and the community in which they serve.

We are proud of our members and their employees who work hard day in and day out to serve the needs of their customers and community. 

We invite you to nominate your drivers and employees. Then, join us for the award presentation on March 25 at the Marketplace Networking Reception at the Bryce Jordan Center in State College.


Operator and Tour Operator members can nominate a driver and/or an employee for a Driver or Employee of Distinction Award.

Travel Supplier and Associate

members can nominate an employee for an Employee of Distinction Award.


The nomination cost is $300.

A company representative (or the nominator) and the nominee must be in attendance.

Also, you can register two guests per nominee, at no additional charge.

Extended Deadline: February 15, 2024.

Submit Your Nomination Here!
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The goal of the PBA scholarship is to support Member education goals and to encourage the pursuit of formal education. Formal education includes trade certification, specialized training and of course, college. There will be two annual scholarships awarded in the amount of $1,000 each. 

Criteria for Eligibility:

Those eligible to apply for scholarships are employees or the dependent children of employees for Members who own and operate buses. The eligible employee must have been employed for at least one year by January 1 in the year in which the scholarships are awarded. 

Those eligible to apply must already be registered to a full-time college, professional school, or trade school at the time of application. They must also hold a minimum GPA of 3.0 or, if a professional school, the equivalent of a B grade.

Application and Selection:

Fundraising started last year and the first scholarship will be awarded at PBA’s 2024 Annual ConferenceThe PBA Executive Committee will accept applications between January 1 and April 30 annually. 

The winning nominees will be invited to the Conference. While they may not be able to be present, a representative from the member company will need to be present to receive the scholarship.

The Executive Committee is comprised of the Board of Director Officers, the Immediate Past President and two (2) Chair Appointees. Our Executive Director will be the point-of-contact for questions and submission of applications.

The winners or the parents of the winners must still be employed at the time the winners are selected.

Submit Application!
Patricia Cowley 
Executive Director 
Telephone: 717-236-9042 
Email:  director@pabus.org 
Website: www.pabus.org
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