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Accelerate! - Life Happens - Pedal to the Metal / Universal Technical Institute

OUR MISSION To be the leading provider of technical training for students seeking entry-level careers as automotive, diesel, medium/heavy equipment, collision repair, motorsports, motorcycle and marine technicians; welders; and CNC machining technicians. Our...

Andrew Carl Sliwinski Memorial Scholarship

Andrew Carl Sliwinski Memorial Scholarship

The Andrew Carl Sliwinski Memorial Scholarship was established to help a deserving student fulfill their dream of completing their education in the NASCAR Technical Institute Ford Fact program. Andrew, or “Andy” as most people called him, loved cars, Harley’s, and...

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Anthony Brust Memorial Scholarship

Anthony James Brust lived his 21 years of life to the fullest extent. He was one of the most genuine and loving people there was. His smile could light up a room and his laughter was contagious. He took true pride in everything he did and always followed his...

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Bobby Bove Memorial Scholarship Fund

Bobby Bove: April 7, 1986 – November 17, 2012 The Bove family, in participation with Penske Automotive Group and the TechForce Foundation, established the Bobby Bove Memorial Scholarship to carry on his generous spirit and share his passion for automotive...

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Christian Brothers Automotive

Since 1982, Christian Brothers Automotive has sought to change the way customers think about auto service by providing knowledgeable, honest, and genuine car repairs. Since that time, we have assisted countless individuals and families with their auto service needs...

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Daimler Trucks North America (DTNA) "Bob Fyda Finish First" Fund

Daimler Trucks North America (DTNA) and their dealers across the U.S. established the Daimler Trucks North America “Bob Fyda Finish First” Fund to recognize the memory and accomplishments of Bob Fyda, a respected DTNA Dealer Principal who had been involved in the...

Daniel Gruber

Daniel W. Gruber Memorial Scholarship

Daniel earned his driver’s license soon after he turned 16 and his love of cars blossomed. He wanted to learn all about cars and how to fix them. In his last two years of high school, he attended Eastside Technical and enrolled in the automotive program. He applied...

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Diane and Bruce Halle Foundation

OUR MISSION is to strengthen the daily opportunities and lifelong outcomes for the people and communities of the State of Arizona. OUR LEGACY The Foundation’s philosophy is firmly grounded in spiritual values: doing the right thing, supporting our neighbors and...

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Ford Motor Company

Ford Motor Company offers award and assistance in order to develop Ford’s future Automotive Technicians. These award helps students fulfill their potential in the automotive industry and pursue a rewarding career as a Ford Certified Automotive Technician. The awards...

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General Motors Company

General Motors has been pushing the limits of transportation and technology for over 100 years. Today, we are in the midst of a transportation revolution. And we have the ambition, the talent and the technology to realize the safer, better and more sustainable world...

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Infiniti Technician Training Academy (ITTA) Grant Program

Infiniti is looking for technicians who combine good technical skills and attitude to be members of the Infiniti dealer service team! The ITTA Grant Program can assist students with relocation and living expenses for the 18-week ITTA Program or support students...

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Jerry W. Reynolds Sr. Memorial Scholarship

This Scholarship was established by Hendrickson in the memory of Jerry Reynolds Sr. Jerry spent 19 years at Hendrickson and will be remembered for his strong values in faith and family, in his Military Service, his hearty laugh and his love of cigars and old cars. ...

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John & Bernadette Heenan Fund

Through the generosity of Mr. & Mrs. Heenan, this fund will support Veterans at Work awards to Veterans who are currently attending, or planning to attend, UTI/NASCAR Tech/MMI campuses nation-wide

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John E. Leao II Memorial Scholarship

John E. Leao II began Canyon High School as a freshman in 1993 and graduated four years later in June, 1997. John received a $1,000 Scholarship from Universal Technical Institute for the Automotive Technology Program. The scholarship was presented to John on June 5,...

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John Weinberger Driven to Care Legacy Scholarships

John Weinberger was the consummate car, racing and driving fanatic with a special aura felt by all who knew him. John’s passion also charted the course of his career path, as he progressed from humble beginnings as an apprentice garage mechanic to become founder and...

Justin E Beutel

Justin E. Beutel Memorial Scholarship

Since an early age, Justin knew what he wanted to accomplish.  He attended and graduated from Motorcycle Mechanics Institute right after high school. He loved Harleys and was passionate about repairing, building and tuning motors. He worked very hard for 18 years and...

Kimberly & Chris McWaters MSAT Relocation Fund

Kimberly & Chris McWaters MSAT Relocation Fund

The Kimberly & Chris McWaters MSAT Relocation Fund will assist students who wish to seek industry specific training but lack the resources to cover their relocation costs. Established by UTI’s CEO Kim McWaters and her husband Chris, the Kimberly & Chris McWaters MSAT...

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Lyn St. James - Women in Automotive Fund

Lyn’s story is not just about being a successful race car driver. It’s a story about goal setting, determination, passion and fully utilizing all her defeats and successes to break into a world no one could have imagined possible. Named one of the “Top 100 Female...

Matthew W. Madole Memorial Tuition Scholarship

Matthew W. Madole Memorial Tuition Scholarship

Matt was only 3 years old when he rode his bike without training wheels. He was 7 when he got his first dirtbike. He won his first BMX National Competition at the age of 11. He won the Race of Champions in Tulsa OK at age 18. Matt spent his whole life pursuing...

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NASCAR / Brienne Davis Memorial Tuition Scholarship

The Brienne Davis Scholarship Fund was started by NASCAR Officials in May 2008 and is administered by the TechForce Foundation. The Scholarship is in honor and memory of Brienne Davis, a UTI graduate and a NASCAR official, who was a very determined, enthusiastic...

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Nissan Automotive

Nissan is looking for technicians who combine good technical skills and attitude to be a member of the Nissan/Infiniti dealer service team. This scholarship program is sponsored by Nissan Neighbors and the Nissan Foundation. The TechForce Foundation Nissan...

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Penske Foundation Inc.

Penske Foundation Inc. proudly contributes annually to support the Roger Penske Outstanding Student merit award which recognizes a student who has excelled throughout his/her education and life, demonstrating perseverance, grit, pull-oneself-up by the bootstraps...

Richard "Pup" Conklin Motorcycle Mechanics Scholarship

Richard "Pup" Conklin Motorcycle Mechanics Scholarship

The *Richard “Pup” Conklin Motorcycle Mechanics Scholarship as established by the friends and family of “Pup” Richard Conklin. On May 11, 2004, Pup was killed in a motorcycle accident when his motorcycle was hit by an oncoming van that did not see him and turned in...

Shell Lubricants: featuring Pennzoil and Rotella

Shell Lubricants: featuring Pennzoil and Rotella

Shell Lubricants: featuring Pennzoil and Rotella are generous contributors to the TechForce Foundation, providing scholarships and grants to help students get to and through their technical education, “Life Happens” emergency cash cards, support to the Foundation’s...

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Snap-on

Snap-on believes technical education is critical to our country’s future. Established by Snap-on in recognition of two premium brands, Snap-on and UTI, these funds will help ensure that students who need to relocate to attend UTI, and those who need assistance to...

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Terry Emig Hero Spirit Award

The Terry Emig Hero Spirit Award was established in 2017 by his most ardent admirers and former colleagues, Nancy Bruner at Shell Lubricants and Kim McWaters at UTI. Along with Nancy, the award continues to be championed by the family of Terry Emig, led by his...

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The Hon. Joseph C. Cassini III and Caroline A. Cassini Scholarship Fund

The Hon. Joseph C. Cassini III and Caroline A. Cassini Scholarship Fund supports female students pursuing their post-secondary technical education in automotive repair and/or restoration. In explaining the appeal of classic automobiles, Joe said he gets the same...

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Volvo Car USA

At Volvo Cars, we understand the importance of growing and maturing our own Technician workforce and the importance of educating our Technicians in the complexities of modern transportation. This does not come without significant investment from both Volvo Cars and...

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WD-40 Company

For more than 65 years, WD-40 Company has provided products, information, training and support that empower automotive technicians and skilled trade professionals to get the job done. Beyond its iconic WD-40® Multi-Use Product – the blue and yellow “toolkit in a...

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Willy Bertoti Memorial Fund

Willy Bertoti taught at Pottstown High School in the Automotive Technology Program from 1993 until his untimely death in 2014. He was a Pottstown native, having graduated from the Pottstown High School Automotive Program in 1969. He then served in the Vietnam war...