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“I did not know much about cars. I purchased my very first vehicle and my transmission went out. Left me stranded an hour away from home. From there on out, I changed my major to automotive technology. My dream career is becoming one of the best female technicians ever seen.”
- Jennifer R.
Recipient, GM ASEP Tuition Scholarship
“I plan to be a successful woman in a male dominated field. I want to be respected and make a
contribution in a career that I will enjoy.”
- Angelina D.
Recipient, Brienne Davis Memorial Tuition Scholarship
“I am also a firm believer in leading by example and succeeding as a team. I always try to put my best foot forward and ensure that the people around me are focused and confident enough to do the same.”
- Melesa S.
Recipient, Penske Outstanding Student Award
“My three daughters are my most significant driving force for doing each day to the best of my ability. My passion is for using what I am now learning as a means to impact others, to encourage others, to provide ways for others to gain fresh perspective and opportunity with their lives. I am passionate about saying 'I did it and I will help you do it too.”
- Helen R.
Recipient, UTI Life Happens Grant
“My dream is to become a level 3 master diesel technician, make good money and provide great
service to my customers and the companies I work with.”
- Jeremy T.
Recipient, Snap-on Strong Start Relocation & Startup Grant
“After speaking with my wife, much thought and a whole lot of praying, I decided to go back to
school… working at a dealership with fixed hours and proving some sort of job security, fits my
goal of work, life balance.”
- Loyd C.
Recipient, Nissan Automotive Technician Training MSAT Tuition Scholarship Award
“I plan to give 110% on every car that I receive to fix… transportation gets people everywhere.”
- Bryan O.
Recipient, GM-Technician Career Training Program Tuition Scholarship
“I want to make a positive impact on the industry by helping to prevent accidents.”
- Brittany B.
Recipient, Volvo SAFE "Pedal to the Metal MSAT" Relocation Award
“I volunteer… to improve the driving skills of young people… I want to [drive the] change that
pushes evolution of cars.”
- Jamal G.
Recipient, Veterans at Work: Military Transition Fund featuring Shell Lubricants and Rotella
“…after working [as a paramedic] for multiple years I started to get into the maintenance side…
and found another passion of mine, working on big trucks and heavy equipment.”
- Taylor V.
Recipient, AutoZone Tuition Scholarship
“I desire to open my own automotive school to give other less fortunate kids an opportunity to go
to school a passion to build and work on car[s] as I do.”
- Malik Y.
Recipient, Ford FACT Pedal to the Metal MSAT Scholarship
“Thanks to the [scholarship], I can breathe a little easier tackling my student loans. After
graduation, I aspire towards assisting other students, especially those who are deaf.”
- Nicholas M.
Recipient, Robert Yates CNC Machining Scholarship by Roush Yates Engines
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