MATDA offering 6 scholarships
TOPEKA, Kan.-The board of the Mid-America Tire Dealers Association has established a scholarship program to help promote career opportunities in the tire industry for Kansas, Nebraska and Oklahoma students.
The MATDA said it will award six scholarships of $500 each. Four will go to students planning to attend a college or university, and two will be awarded to students planning to attend a tech school or tech college.
Among the program's requirements, students must be sponsored by a current MATDA member or be an employee of a member, or be a child of an MATDA member or member employee.
Scholarship awards will be based on criteria such as evidence of scholastic potential and achievement; school and community activities; and a personal statement about the student's career goals. Winners will be announced at the group's 2003 annual convention and trade show. The application deadline is Feb. 15.
For more information or applications, contact the MATDA office at 7321 N.W. Rochester Road., Topeka, Kan. 66617.
TIA book wins national award
RESTON, Va.-The Tire Industry Association won a national contest among other associations for its membership promotions following the July merger of the International Tire & Rubber Association and the Tire Association of North America.
TIA placed first in a contest hosted by Association Trends, a national weekly newspaper for association executives and suppliers. TIA's entry, ``The Benefits of Membership,'' was published to help the Reston-based association inform its members of the combined services after the merger. Copies were mailed to all members and are still available to the public by contacting TIA.
``We're proud that TIA, and its marketing efforts, are off to such a great start,'' said TIA President Tom Raben.