“These scholarships have positive effects on our students,” said UTI instructor Keith Schieffer. “Students are able to acquire the tools they need to be an effective entry-level technician. They can also pay down tuition and other educational costs they may be responsible for in the future. Some of these scholarships may include internships and other types of assistance on the job. In addition, students will have peace knowing they are better prepared for their first job.”
Service King bestowed two Mario Malcura Memorial Scholarships in the amount of $1500 each to Jonathan Bailey and Jim Zamora. Ricardo Ochoa Quiroz received a $3000 Michael Salvatore Memorial Scholarship from CCC One.
The Houston Automobile Dealers Association chose Jordon Sanders and Blake Serpa to receive their $3000 scholarship; Christopher Jackson received a $2000 Hire Our Heroes Scholarship from 3M. 3M’s $4500 tool grants were bestowed upon Pedro Dominguez and Christopher Jackson.
Schieffer encourages his students to apply for scholarships from all types of companies, networks and associations including 3M, the Collision Repair Education Foundation (CREF), and the Women’s Industry Network (WIN), each year to assist in furthering their educations.
“Scholarships make a huge difference and change the lives of many students,” he said. “UTI would like to send a big thanks to the supporters of the scholarship programs.”