The Used Truck Association and the UTA Jerome Nerman Family Foundation announced three $6,000 scholarships will be awarded to qualified applicants who pursue additional education to become Commercial Truck Technicians.
The scholarship winners will be announced at the UTA's Annual Convention in November, according to the association.
A UTA member must sponsor applicants. These scholarships are one-time awards for education at an accredited vocational-technical institution with an emphasis on diesel mechanics or heavy truck body shop training.
"Today's trucks are more sophisticated than ever. We need more smart people repairing and maintaining today's and tomorrow's trucks," Hal Dickson, remarketing director for Volvo/Mack.
The applications will be reviewed by an independent panel from the Business School at Johnson Community College.
- Community Activities and Support.
- Work Accomplishments.
- Academic Success.
- School Activities.
To apply, candidates must be nominated by a UTA member and submit their application before September 9, 2022.
"There is a huge need for more technicians to work on trucks and to keep America rolling," said Bobby Williams, VP of the UTA.