Michelin/TIA Scholarship applications open for 2019

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The Tire Industry Association (TIA) has announced that the application period for the 2019-2020 Michelin/TIA Scholarship is now open. Through the program, Michelin and TIA will award a total of US$6,250 in scholarships to selected students. This will include one US$3,000 award (for a total of four years not to exceed US$12,000) and two US$1,625 awards (for a total of four years not to exceed US$6,500 each). Funds will go toward tuition fees, books and other fees.

The eligibility requirements are as follows:

• Applicants must be part-time employees or children of full-time employees of TIA member tire dealers. Dependent children include natural children, adopted children, legal wards or resident step-children. The individual must be employed by the firm at the time of application. Michelin North America staff members and dependent children are not eligible;

• Applicants must be high school seniors planning to pursue a post-secondary education at an accredited two-year or four-year college, university or vocational technical school;

• Applicants must have a cumulative GPA of at least 3.0 on a 4.0 scale through the spring 2018 term;

• All recipients must be full-time each semester and working toward an undergraduate degree.

The deadline for submission of the online portion of the application is January 31, 2019. The deadline for receipt of the additional required materials is 5:00pm EST on January 31, 2019. The additional materials required must be mailed in one envelope to Michelin TIA Scholarship, PO Box 1465, Taylors, SC 29687, USA.

The email address or contact information provided on the application will be used to notify applicants of the committee’s decisions.

Since the inception of the scholarship program, more than US$256,000 has been awarded to 55 recipients.

To apply go to the following link: www.scholarshipprograms.org/mtia.

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