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UTI Foundation, AutoZone partner for scholarship offering

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Sept. 2, 2011—The Universal Technical Institute (UTI) Foundation on Friday announced it partnered with AutoZone to launch a scholarship program to support UTI students seeking a career in the automotive retail industry.

A $2,000 scholarship will be awarded each quarter—$8,000 annually—to students who demonstrate impressive leadership, community involvement and work experience. Students must have at least a 2.5 GPA and 95 percent class attendance record to qualify. The scholarship application process includes a personal essay and letter of recommendation, according to UTI.

"We are always so pleased when an industry partner makes the extra effort to help make our students' dreams become a reality," said Veronica Meury, vice president and executive director of the UTI Foundation. "AutoZone's participation in this scholarship program shows how invested they are in the next generation of automotive technicians."

The application deadlines for each quarter’s scholarship are: Oct. 15, Jan. 15, April 15 and July 15. The first scholarship will be awarded after the Oct. 15 deadline.

"The UTI Foundation works tirelessly to change the lives of UTI students," said Ann Morgan, vice president of human resources for AutoZone. "It is our pleasure to contribute to the success of UTI students who could one day, if we're lucky, become great AutoZoners."

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