St. Louis, MO, May 01, 2016 --(PR.com
)-- The Travelers Protective Association (TPA), a fraternal benefit society, recently awarded 46 scholarships through its Scholarship Trust for the Hearing Impaired totaling $18,500 during the 2016 first quarter. The grants, which are awarded nationwide to recipients throughout the year, ranged from $250 to $750 per person based on necessity. This quarter eight grants were presented to Missouri residents.
Established in 1975, the organization’s Scholarship Trust for the Hearing Impaired provides financial aid to those suffering from deafness or hearing impairment. Grants are used for mechanical devices, medical and specialized treatment, and education that includes speech classes and interpreters. To date the trust has distributed over $2 million to approximately 5,000 recipients.
Founded in 1890, TPA’s national headquarters is located at 2041 Exchange Dr. in St. Charles, Mo. The association is licensed in 29 states and has over 23,000 members, which includes more than 17,000 members who have been a part of the organization for over 25 years. TPA offers fraternalism to its members, as well as participates in safety projects and community service. The association provides accident, disability and death benefits to both its members and their beneficiaries.
“We increased the dollar amount of grants given to better serve the recipients’ needs,” said TPA’s Chief Administrative Office Albert M. Shoemaker, Jr. “The costs for hearing-related services such as tuition and hearing aid devices continue to grow, and we are proud to assist these individuals in any way we can.”
TPA established the Homer T. Wilson Fund, which provides emergency financial aid and is designated for indigent members, widows, widowers and orphans. The association is also involved with Children Have An iDentity (CHAD), a local and national level safety sticker program.
For more information, call (636) 724-2227.