Michelin/TIA Scholarship Application Period is Open

Bowie, Md. – The Tire Industry Association (TIA) is pleased to announce that the application period for the 2015/2016 Michelin/TIA Scholarship is now open.

The eligibility requirements are as follows:
• 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.
• Must be either a part-time employee or dependent child of a full-time employee of a TIA member tire dealer. Employees must be employed by the firm at the time of application. Michelin North America, Inc. employees and dependent children are not eligible.
• Must have a cumulative GPA of at least 3.0 on a 4.0 scale through spring 2014 semester.

Applicants must submit the requested information via the website or by mail no later than January 21, 2015. 

The Michelin/TIA scholarship has been awarded every year since 2000. Since inception, more than $250,000 has been awarded to 46 recipients who have gone on to attend accredited two-year, four-year, technical or vocational schools.  Once awarded, the recipients may renew the scholarship for up to three more years.

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.

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 in the U.S., Mexico and Canada