Thackray Crane Rental, in Partnership with the Philadelphia Foundation, Now Accepting Applications for Walter J. Thackray Memorial Scholarship

Thackray Crane Rental, Inc., in partnership with the Philadelphia Foundation, is proud to announce that applications are currently being accepted for the Walter J. Thackray Memorial Scholarship for high school seniors who are planning to pursue a post-secondary major in construction management, agricultural science or horticultural science.

The Walter J. Thackray Memorial Scholarship was established in 2015 in memory of the company’s co-founder and beloved family patriarch, Walter J. Thackray, who founded the company in 1947 with his wife Anna Cassalia Thackray. Known for giving back to the community and helping improve the lives of those around him, Walter bestowed these values to his children, five of whom continue to operate the family business. Through this scholarship, which is managed by the Philadelphia Foundation, the Thackray family aspires to continue their father’s philanthropic legacy.

For more than a century, the Philadelphia Foundation has increased philanthropic investment in the community, fostering economic, civic and social vitality of Greater Philadelphia.

The Philadelphia Foundation takes charitable dollars further through its deep relationships in the community, close connections with local nonprofits and 100-year history of building positive outcomes in the Philadelphia region.

The Walter J. Thackray Memorial Scholarship awards funds to an applicant who:

  • Plans to study construction management, agricultural science, or horticultural science
  • Has maintained at least a 2.5 GPA in high school
  • Demonstrates financial need.

Applicants who are direct descendants of an operating engineer or other union trade worker will be given preference.

The deadline to apply is May 10, 2019.

To apply, please click on the following link to complete the application and provide the required documents including a high school transcript, college acceptance letter, financial aid acceptance letter, FAFSA form and letter of recommendation.

“Thackray Crane Rental, Inc. is proud to offer this opportunity to students looking to establish a career in construction management, agricultural science or horticultural science. We’re not just a company to call to rent a crane in New Jersey, Pennsylvania, or Delaware—we’re a company that wholeheartedly cares about supporting the future of our industry,” said Carole Thackray Tadley, company owner.

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