LAS VEGAS (Nov. 4, 2010) — During the Tire Industry Association's (TIA) membership meeting Nov. 1 in Las Vegas, Michelin North America Inc. honored three students with scholarships in recognition of their commitment to their local communities.
The scholarships, part of the Michelin/TIA Scholarship program, are open to part-time employees or dependents of full-time employees of TIA member organizations who are pursuing post-secondary education. Applicants are chosen based on academic performance, active participation in extracurricular activities and contribution to the local community through leadership in civic organizations, Michelin said.
Each scholarship is presented on an annually basis and is renewable for up to four years. This year's winners are:
- Nicholas Swingle, son of Halsey Swingle, American Tire Distributors, in Waukee, Iowa, who will receive $2,500 per year. He plans to use his scholarship to attend the University of Chicago, where he will pursue a medical career.
- Megan Amer, daughter of Donald Amer of Lockhart Tire Inc., in Vandergrift, Pa., who will receive $1,250 per year. She plans to use the scholarship to attend Gannon University.
- Nicole Woodcock, daughter of Richard Woodcock of Hanifins Tire & Service, in Verona, N.Y., who will receive $1,250 per year. She will take her scholarship to Keuka College.
Since the scholarship program's inception in 1995, Michelin has awarded more than $200,000 in scholarship money to college students across the U.S.