SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. The UTI Foundation and AutoZone are joining forces to launch the first scholarship program to support UTI students seeking a career in the automotive retail industry.
One $2,000 scholarship will be awarded each quarter ($8,000 annually) to deserving students who demonstrate impressive leadership, community involvement and work experience through a competitive application process that includes a personal essay and letter of recommendation.
“We are always so pleased when an industry partner makes the extra effort to help make our students’ dreams become a reality,” said Veronica Meury, vice president and executive director of the UTI Foundation. “AutoZone’s participation in this scholarship program shows how invested they are in the next generation of automotive technicians.”
The application deadlines for each award cycle are Oct. 15, Jan. 15, April 15 and July 15, with the inaugural scholarship being awarded soon after the Oct. 15, 2011, deadline. In addition to the required personal essay and recommendation letter, an applicant must be a current UTI student in good standing and maintain a 2.5 GPA and 95 percent attendance record.
“The UTI Foundation works tirelessly to change the lives of UTI students,” said Ann Morgan, vice president of human resources for AutoZone. “It is our pleasure to contribute to the success of UTI students who could one day, if we’re lucky, become great AutoZoners.”
To learn more about the newest scholarship offering from the UTI Foundation, as well as other scholarship opportunities, visit www.utifoundation.net