TMC Announces 12 Scholarship Program Winners
Scholarship Grants Include Inaugural Offerings From Peak Performance
Cleveland, Ohio – (Sept. 27) Today, American Trucking Associations’ Technology & Maintenance Council announced the names of 12 students who have been awarded scholarships to become commercial vehicle technicians and/or engineers. The scholarships are managed by the Council’s Technician & Educator Committee in partnership with several technical schools, industry vendors and organizations.
“Finding innovative solutions to our industry’s ongoing technician shortage is a priority for TMC, and the Council is pleased to be able to partner with Old World Industries, WyoTech, Lincoln Tech, University of Northwest Ohio and SAE to bring these scholarship opportunities to fruition,” said TMC Executive Director Robert Braswell. “These initiatives provide greater choice for deserving scholarship-seeking students looking to prepare for a career as a commercial vehicle technician.”
Earlier this year, TMC, in partnership with Old World Industries, launched two new scholarships for students looking to pursue an education in heavy-duty commercial vehicle maintenance. The program — underwritten by OWI — is called “The PEAK Performance Scholarships” and supports two students with up to $12,500 each for their education at a college or vocational school of choice. The first two winners are Riley Edwards, of Loa, Utah, and Audrey Marie Gallagher, of Boulder, Colorado
Four additional students were named 2022 recipients of the Council’s TMC/Lincoln Tech/NADC Diesel Truck Technician Scholarship, with each award equaling a half-scholarship for a 1,200- to 1,560-hour training program at one of six Lincoln Technical Institute/Lincoln College of Technology schools in: Denver; Indianapolis; Nashville; Grand Prairie, Texas; East Windsor, Connecticut; or South Plainfield, New Jersey. The winners were: Brayden Aaron of Salem, Illinois; Lincoln Litzinger of Oldenburg, Indiana, Andrew Rennekamp of Sunman, Indiana, and Ruben Williams of Springfield, Illinois.
Riley Larr, of Luther, Illinois, was named the 2022 TMC/University of Northwest Ohio Scholar, which consists of an award for tuition in the amount of up to $20,000. Another three students were named this year’s winners of the Council‘s TMC/WyoTech Diesel Truck Technician Scholarship, which consist of partial scholarship of up to $5,000 each. The winners were Jacob Anderson of Sharon, Connecticut, Erika Burton of Loveland, Colorado, Lauren Lee Mackay of Hermann, Utah.
The Council also announced the winners of this year’s TMC/SAE Donald D. Dawson Technical Scholarship, which is granted to students pursuing an undergraduate degree in automotive engineering. Two $1,500 scholarships, which can be renewed for three years and used for tuition or any other incidental school expenses, were awarded to Maxwell Aulino of Brentwood, Tennessee and Zachary Moiser of Kersey, Pennsylvania.
A complete list of scholarship rules is featured on the application and can be found on TMC’s website http://tmc.trucking.org. Completed scholarship application packages must be received by the TMC office by April 15 and winners will be notified by May 15.
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