Universal Technical Institute Seeks Candidates For Diversity Scholarship Program

Full Tuition and Housing Available For

NASCAR-approved Training in Houston, Tex.

Jul 06, 2001, 01:00 ET from Universal Technical Institute

    PHOENIX, July 6 /PRNewswire/ -- To encourage diversity among professional
 automotive technicians entering the industry, Universal Technical Institute
 (UTI), the nation's leader in automotive technical training, is seeking
 applicants for scholarships sponsored by the Dodge Motorsports Diversity
 Scholarship Program.  But interested applicants must act fast.  The
 scholarship application period concludes on Tuesday, July 17, 2001.
     Qualified scholarship recipients will receive full tuition and board to
 UTI's core automotive technology program in Houston, Texas.  Training includes
 disciplines in diagnostic analysis and mechanical and electrical systems.  In
 addition, the scholarship covers a NASCAR-approved training program unique to
 UTI's Houston campus.
     To be considered for one of six scholarships available this year,
 interested applicants must have successfully completed high school or be
 enrolled and in good academic standing at a post-secondary institution.  In
 addition, candidates must belong to a recognized U.S. ethnic/racial minority
 group (i.e., Alaskan Native, African American, American Indian, Hispanic,
 Asian or Pacific Islander).  Also, recipients will be required to take the
 Automotive Service Excellence (ASE) examination.
     Successful scholarship recipients must maintain an average 3.0 cumulative
 grade point average (GPA) while enrolled in UTI's automotive technology
 program.  All applications will be processed and evaluated by an independent
 agency.  Recipients will be named by late summer 2001.
     Applications may be downloaded form the Dodge website at
 www.4adodge.com/racing.  Interested persons may request an application by
 phoning the toll free scholarship hotline at 866-256-8954.
     Founded in 1965 in Phoenix, Ariz., UTI is recognized as one of the top
 technical education institutions in the United States.  The company strives to
 be industry's choice for developing and sourcing professional technicians, and
 has graduated more than 50,000 students.  UTI has campuses in Phoenix, Ariz.;
 Rancho Cucamonga, Calif.; Orlando, Fla.; Glendale Heights, Ill. and Houston,
     For More Information Contact:  Tina Miller-Steinke, UTI, Inc.,
 602-216-7600, ext. 1636
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