2014 MICHELIN / TIA Scholarship Accepting Applications

Bowie, MD – Applications are being accepted for the 2014 Michelin / Tire Industry Association (TIA) Scholarship. The scholarship program is open to part-time employees and dependent children of full-time employees of TIA member tire dealers.  The application deadline for the 2014 Michelin / TIA Scholarship is January 13, 2014.

Applicants must be a high school senior planning to pursue a post-secondary education at an accredited two-year or four-year college, university, or vocational technical school.  In addition, applicants must have a cumulative GPA of at least 3.0 on a 4.0 scale. Michelin North America, Inc. and TIA employees and dependent children are not eligible.

“TIA is pleased to continue to partner with Michelin on the scholarship program. Since the program’s inception in 2000, more than $250,000 has been awarded so we know the program is making a positive impact,” said TIA Executive Vice President Roy Littlefield.

All applicants of the Michelin / TIA Scholarship Program are evaluated on three criteria: academic achievement, extracurricular activities, and community leadership qualities. Once awarded, the recipients may renew the scholarship for up to three more years. Interested applicants can apply online at www.scholarshipprograms.org/mtia or call Ashley Sweatt at 864-268-3363 for more information.

About Michelin:
Dedicated to the improvement of sustainable mobility, Michelin designs, manufactures and sells tires for every type of vehicle, including airplanes, automobiles, bicycles, earthmovers, farm equipment, heavy-duty trucks and motorcycles. The company also publishes travel guides, hotel and restaurant guides, maps and road atlases. Headquartered in Greenville, S.C., Michelin North America (www.michelinman.com) employs approximately 22,000 people and operates 19 major manufacturing plants in 16 locations.

About TIA:
The Tire Industry Association, with a 90 year history representing all segments of the national and international tire industry, is the leading advocate, as well as, instructor in technical training of tire service technicians. For more information, visit www.tireindustry.org or call 800-876-8372.

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