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Universal Technical Institute Launches Scholarship Program

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March 3, 2014—Universal Technical Institute (UTI), a provider of post-secondary education for students seeking careers as professional automotive, diesel, collision repair, motorcycle and marine technicians, on Monday launched the mikeroweWORKS Foundation Scholarship Program for individuals pursuing technical education at UTI campuses nationally.

The program will make available roughly $1 million in tuition scholarships across all UTI locations for future enrolled students.

UTI said Mike Rowe, the creator and host of Discovery Channel's "Dirty Jobs with Mike Rowe," founded the mikeroweWORKS Foundation to call attention to career opportunities with companies that are looking to fill jobs that require technical skill and expertise.

"We are thrilled to partner with the mikeroweWORKS Foundation and join Mike's mission to spread the word about the importance of technical education and filling jobs in the skilled trades," said Kimberly McWaters, chairman and CEO of UTI. "This new scholarship program provides hard-working men and women across the country with the opportunity to follow their passion and obtain careers in the transportation industry, where the demand for technicians continues to rise."

Applications for the program will be accepted through July 12. For more information, visit uti.edu/mrw.

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