LAS VEGAS — The Tire Industry Association (TIA) and Michelin North America Inc. have selected the daughters of three employees of TIA-affiliated companies to receive college scholarships funded by Michelin.
The three high school students —Lindsay Lovvorn of Birmingham, Ala., Savannah Lampley of Rockingham, N.C., and Alexandra Chrisman of Newport, Tenn. — each will receive $6,250 in scholarship funding for the 2019-20 academic year, Michelin and TIA announced at the 2019 TIA Awards Evening in Las Vegas.
The three were selected based on their academic and extracurricular achievements. The scholarship money can be used to support the costs of college tuition, books, fees, and room and board.
Ms. Lovvorn's father Jimmy Lovvorn is employed by Havoline Express Lube & Tire Pros of Birmingham.
Ms. Lampley's father Danny Lampley is employed by Snider Fleet Solutions.
Ms. Chrisman's father Craig Chrisman works for Westgate Tire & Auto Service in Newport, Tenn.
The Michelin/TIA Scholarship has been awarded every year since 2000 to either part-time employees or dependent children of full-time employees of TIA member tire dealers.
Since its inception, the program has awarded over $485,000 to 66 recipients who have gone on to attend accredited two-year, four-year, technical or vocational schools; $12,500 have also been applied to scholarship renewals.
Once awarded, the recipients may renew the scholarship for up to three more years.