LAS VEGAS (Nov. 1, 2016) — Michelin North America Inc. and the Tire Industry Association (TIA) have selected three students as winners of the 2016-17 Michelin/TIA Scholarship Awards, while simultaneously opening the application period for the 2017-2018 awards.
Trey Benton of Cerro Gordo, N.M., Devin Corrigan of King of Prussia, Pa., and Ashlyn Hebdon of Spring Creek, Nev., were the three winners of the 2016-2017 scholarship awards, TIA said. All three are the offspring of employees of TIA member companies and all are attending college.
Trey Benton is the son of Rick and Angie Benton of Black's Tire Service, Inc. in Whiteville, N.C. He graduated from West Columbus High School and attends East Carolina University majoring in accounting.
Devin Corrigan is the daughter or Brian and Lynn Corrigan of Ardmore Tire Inc. in Conshohocken, Pa. He graduated from Archbishop John Carroll High School and attends Temple University, hoping to become a physician's assistant.
Ashlyn Hebdon is the daughter of Chad Hebdon of Purcell Tire in Elko, Nev. She graduated from Spring Creek High School and is studying business administration at Stevens-Heganer College in Logan, Utah.
Together they won $6,250 to pay for their educations at accredited two-year, four-year, technical or vocational schools, the association added.
The three scholarship winners were recognized Oct. 31 at the Tire Industry Honors Award ceremony at the Tropicana Las Vegas.
Meanwhile, TIA is accepting applications for the 2017-2018 Michelin/TIA Scholarship awards until Dec. 31.
All applicants must be either part-time employees or dependent children of full-time employees of TIA-member tire dealers. Employees of Michelin North America Inc. and their dependent children are ineligible, TIA said.
Applicants must be high-school seniors with a cumulative grade-point average of at least 3.0 on a 4.0 scale, TIA said. For more information or an application form, click here.
Initiated in 2000, the Michelin/TIA Scholarship program has awarded more than $256,000 to 55 recipients to date, according to TIA.