Michelin/TIA accepting scholarship applications through Jan. 31
BOWIE, Md. — The Tire Industry Association (TIA) is accepting applications through Jan. 31 for the 2019-20 Michelin/TIA Scholarship program, open to part-time employees or the dependent children of full-time employees of TIA member tire dealerships.
This will be the 19th consecutive year that TIA and Michelin North America Inc. will present scholarships to TIA-affiliated employees or their dependent children. Michelin and TIA will present $6,250 in scholarships — one $3,000 award (a total of four years not to exceed $12,000) and two $1,625 awards (a total of four years not to exceed $6,500 each) — to be used for tuition, fees and/or books.
The Michelin/TIA scholarship program has awarded more than $256,000 since 2000 to 55 recipients who have gone on to attend accredited two-year, four-year, technical or vocational schools, TIA said.
The eligibility requirements are:
- Applicants must be part-time employees or the dependent children of full-time employees of TIA member tire dealers. Dependent children include natural children, adopted children, legal wards or resident stepchildren. The employee must be employed by the firm at the time of application. Michelin North America employees and dependent children are not eligible.
- Applicants must be high school seniors planning to pursue a post-secondary education at an accredited two-year or four-year college, university or vocational technical school.
- Applicants must have a cumulative GPA of at least 3.0 on a 4.0 scale through the Spring 2018 term.
All recipients must be full-time each semester and working toward an undergraduate degree.
This year's recipients, announced during the 2018 Specialty Equipment Market Association Show, are: Averie Hebdon of Spring Creek, Nev.; Chenhao Ma of Powell, Ohio; and Sarah Pogash of Macungie, Pa., all daughters of employees of TIA member companies.
The deadline for submission of the application is 5 p.m. EST on Jan. 31, 2019. The online application is at scholarshipprograms.org/mtia. Supporting materials must be mailed in one envelope to: Michelin TIA Scholarship, P.O. Box 1465, Taylors, S.C. 29687.
Applicants will be notified by email of the decisions of the committee.
For questions regarding application status and update, contact Elisabeth Pate at [email protected] or at 864-268-3363.
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