TMC accepting diesel technician scholarship applications

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The Technology & Maintenance Council (TMC) is accepting scholarship applications for the 2009-2010 academic year for students either pursuing a diesel technology degree from WyoTech or a diesel technology degree or a bachelor’s degree in specialized studies with a minor in automotive aftermarket management from the University of Northwestern Ohio (UNOH).

The deadline for applications is July 1. Application forms can be downloaded at or are available by calling TMC at 703-838-1763. TMC must receive the complete application package by July 1.

TMC said the scholarships are part of its Professional Technician Development Committee’s (PTDC) efforts to promote and enhance the professionalism of commercial vehicle technicians. PTDC will help determine the winner of the scholarships.

Both schools are active participants in PTDC and have provided the scholarships to promote interest in trucking industry careers through diesel engine repair and service or related maintenance and maintenance management career paths.

WyoTech, a charter member of PTDC, is awarding two tuition scholarships for 1,500 clock hours (nine months) for its diesel program attendance at either of WyoTech’s campuses in Laramie, Wyo., or Blairsville, Penn. Students can select from start dates of Sept. 28, 2009, or Jan. 5 or Mar. 31, 2010.

UNOH, Lima, Ohio, will award a tuition-only scholarship to a student working toward a degree in auto diesel technology or a bachelor’s degree in specialized studies with a minor in automotive aftermarket management.

Applicants must have graduated from an accredited vocational, public, private or parochial high school during the 2008-2009 school year. Both WyoTech and UNOH scholarship applicants must have a sponsor who is a current dues-paying member of TMC or is employed/contracted by a company with at least one current dues-paying TMC member, and the application must include a letter of recommendation from that sponsor. The applicant or applicant’s high school counselor also must send TMC a high school transcript showing the most recent three years’ academic performance.