TMC awards five technician scholarships
Oct 17, 2012 10:19 AM
The Technology & Maintenance Council of the American Trucking Associations has awarded five diesel truck technician scholarships for the 2012-2013 academic year in partnership with WyoTech, the University of Northwestern Ohio (UNOH), and Lincoln Technical Institute/Nashville Auto-Diesel College (LTI/NADC).
Chris Henry, Leeper PA; and Ashton O’Brien, Randolph NY, were awarded WyoTech scholarships for attendance at either of its Laramie WY or Blairsville PA campuses. The tuition-only scholarship is awarded for 1,500 clock hours (12 months) attendance at either the Laramie or Blairsville campuses. Both Henry and O’Brien selected the Blairsville campus.
Henry, a 2012 graduate of North Clarion Jr-Sr High School in Tionesta PA and a 2012 graduate of the Clarion County Career Center in Shippenville PA, was president of the automotive club and a member of the Honor Society. O’Brien, a 2012 graduate of Randolph Central School, studied power equipment technology, was active in Future Farmers of America, and was also a member of the Randolph Volunteer Fire Department for the past three years.
Paige Marie Quear, Hermitage PA, was awarded an UNOH scholarship for study in auto/diesel technology or specialized studies in automotive management at the Lima OH campus. She is a 2012 graduate of Hickory High School where she studied diesel mechanics and was class secretary. The scholarship is awarded for an amount to cover unmet tuition only, not to exceed $16,000 and/or 180 credit hours.
Brandon David Cross, Pennsville NJ; and Sean Henry Maher, Belvidere NJ, were awarded LTI/NADC scholarships for a 1,200-1,560 hour program at one of six locations: Denver CO, Indianapolis IN, Nashville TN, Grand Prairie TX, East Windsor CT, or South Plainfield NJ. Both chose to attend the South Plainfield campus.
Cross, a 2012 graduate of Pennsville Memorial High School, races with his family in the Diesel Nationals and worked rebuilding engines and differentials at a local machine shop. Maher, a 2012 graduate of Belvidere High School, gained automotive experience working in an auto repair shop and salvage company.
The scholarships are part of an ongoing effort by TMC’s Professional Technician Development Committee (PTDC) to promote professionalism of commercial vehicle technicians.
Scholarship information and applications are available online at http://tmc.trucking.org.
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