Michelin and Tire Industry Association Scholarship Application Period is Now Open

(Bowie, MD - 11/20/2017) – The Tire Industry Association (TIA), a leader in tire safety, is pleased to announce that the application period for the 2018-2019 Michelin/TIA Scholarship is now open. The Michelin/TIA will award a total of $6,250 in new scholarships to selected students. One $3,000 award (a total of four years not to exceed $12,000) and two $1,625 awards (a total of four years not to exceed $6,500 each). The award will be applied to tuition, fees, and books.

The eligibility requirements are as follows:

  • Applicants must be part-time employees or the dependent children of full-time employees of TIA member tire dealers. Dependent children include natural children, adopted children, legal wards or resident stepchildren. The employee must be employed by the firm at the time of application. Michelin North America, Inc. employees and dependent children are not eligible.
  • Applicants must be high school seniors planning to pursue a post-secondary education at an accredited two-year or four-year college, university or vocational-technical school.
  • Applicants must have a cumulative GPA of at least 3.0 on a 4.0 scale.

All recipients must be full-time each semester and working toward an undergraduate degree.

The deadline for submission of the online portion of the application is January 31, 2018. (www.scholarshipprograms.org) The deadline for receipt of the additional required materials is 5:00pm EST on January 31, 2018. The additional materials required must be mailed in one envelope to: Michelin TIA Scholarship, PO Box 1465, Taylors, SC 29687.

The email address or contact information provided on the application will be used to notify all of the complete applicants of the decisions of the committee.

Michelin North America, Inc. has established a scholarship program for employees of tire dealers who are members of the Tire Industry Association (TIA). The Michelin/TIA Scholarship has been awarded every year since 2000 to either part-time employees or dependent children of full-time employees of TIA member tire dealers. Since inception, more than $256,000 has been awarded to 55 recipients who have gone on to attend accredited two-year, four-year, technical or vocational schools.

For questions regarding application status and update please contact: Elisabeth Pate | elisabeth@csascholars.org.

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About Tire Industry Association: The Tire Industry Association (TIA), with a 97-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.

About Michelin North America: 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 has earned a long-standing reputation for building innovative premium tires.  Since 1989, Michelin has received 80 J.D. Power tire customer satisfaction awards—five times the number of all other tire manufacturers combined. In addition to tires, 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 about 22,850 and operates 19 major manufacturing plants.