TMC accepting diesel tech scholarship applications

The Technology & Maintenance Council (TMC) of American Trucking Assns. is now accepting 2009-2010 academic year scholarship applications

The Technology & Maintenance Council (TMC) of American Trucking Assns. is now accepting 2009-2010 academic year scholarship applications for students pursuing a diesel technology degree from WyoTech or a diesel technology degree or a bachelor’s degree in specialized studies with a minor in automotive aftermarket management from the Univ. of Northwestern Ohio (UNOH).

Deadline for applications is July 1. Winners of the scholarships will be determined by TMC’s Professional Technician Development Committee (PTDC).

WyoTech, a charter member of PTDC, is awarding two tuition scholarships for 1,500 clock hours for its diesel program attendance at either of WyoTech's Laramie, Wyo., or Blairsville, Pa., campuses. Students can select from start dates of Sept. 28, 2009, Jan. 5 or March. 31, 2010.

UNOH will award a tuition-only only scholarship to a student working toward a degree in auto diesel technology or a bachelor degree in specialized studies with a minor in automotive aftermarket management.

Applicants must have graduated from an accredited vocational, public, private or parochial high school during the 2008-2009 school year. Both WyoTech and UNOH scholarship applicants must have a sponsor who is a current dues-paying member of TMC or is employed/contracted by a company with at least one current dues-paying TMC member, and the application must include a letter of recommendation from that sponsor. The applicant or applicant's high school counselor must also send TMC a high school transcript showing the most recent three years’ academic performance.

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