SCOTTSDALE, Ariz., Sept. 18, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Richmond BMW has established the Nick McDaniel Memorial Scholarship through the Universal Technical Institute (UTI) Foundation.
The annual $1,000 scholarship is established for students from Virginia, North Carolina or Tennessee who are interested in pursuing an automotive technician education at NASCAR Technical Institute in Mooresville, NC.
"Nick McDaniel was a superb technician and human being," says Alan Bettley, Service Manager, Richmond BMW. "As a technician, Nick's integrity went unchallenged, and disrespect was not in his vocabulary. Not a day went by that Nick didn't put a foot forward toward learning a new skill or improving his abilities as a professional. The establishment of this scholarship not only keeps Nick's memory alive, it helps a student with Nick's passion for excellence to get a technical education."
The Nick McDaniel Memorial Scholarship will be awarded annually to NASCAR Tech students who meet all of the scholarship's requirements that include maintaining a 3.8 GPA and 98% attendance record, and applicants must have a completed and approved Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) for the appropriate year.
"We are pleased to work with Richmond BMW to establish Nick McDaniel Memorial Scholarship at NASCAR Tech," says Veronica Meury, UTI Foundation Vice President and Executive Director. "Nick's character and pursuit of excellence are qualities that we seek in UTI students. This scholarship will go a long way toward helping a student achieve a technical education with the goal of pursuing a successful career."
The application deadline for the Nick McDaniel Memorial Scholarship is November 15, 2013. For detailed information about the scholarship, visit the UTI Foundation website: www.utifoundation.net, and click on Scholarships/Grants.
About UTI Foundation
The UTI Foundation, a 501(c)(3) Arizona nonprofit, is the umbrella organization for all Universal Technical Institute, Inc. (NYSE: UTI) not-for-profit initiatives and is dedicated to raising funds to support and encourage technical education for the automotive, diesel, collision repair, motorcycle, marine, NASCAR and other transportation industries through scholarships, grants, career development and other special programs. For more information, visit www.utifoundation.net.
About Universal Technical Institute
Headquartered in Scottsdale, Arizona, Universal Technical Institute, Inc. (NYSE: UTI) is the leading provider of post-secondary education for students seeking careers as professional automotive, diesel, collision repair, motorcycle and marine technicians. With more than 160,000 graduates in its 47-year history, UTI offers undergraduate degree, diploma and certificate programs at 11 campuses across the United States, as well as manufacturer-specific training programs at dedicated training centers. Through its campus-based school system, UTI provides specialized post-secondary education programs under the banner of several well-known brands, including Universal Technical Institute (UTI), Motorcycle Mechanics Institute and Marine Mechanics Institute (MMI) and NASCAR Technical Institute (NASCAR Tech).
About Richmond BMW
Richmond BMW is the premier BMW dealer in the Richmond, Virginia area offering both new and previously owned vehicles. Richmond BMW is a full service BMW dealership that offers BMW service, BMW parts and BMW loans and leases. At Richmond BMW, we take pride in our superior customer service.
SOURCE Universal Technical Institute Foundation