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Miller Motorsports Park to Offer Scholarships to Tooele Residents
Three scholarships per year to cover tuition, fees and books
TOOELE VALLEY, UTAH (January 16, 2013) - Miller Motorsports Park is pleased to announce that it will be offering annual college scholarship assistance to qualified residents of Tooele County starting this year.
The assistance may be used for undergraduate study at any college or university within the Utah System of Higher Education (University of Utah, Utah State University, Weber State University, Southern Utah University, Snow College, Dixie State College, Utah Valley University and Salt Lake Community College) and private non-profit Utah colleges and universities including Brigham Young University, LDS Business College and Westminster College. Allowable expenses are limited to resident tuition, fees and books not to exceed the amount of the cost of tuition at the University of Utah.
"Both our family and our business believe in facilitating personal growth," said Bryan Miller, Assistant General Manager of Miller Motorsports Park. "We see this scholarship as a great way to do that. It's something that my father started and that we are glad to carry forward. We are delighted to give back to Tooele County in a meaningful way."
High school graduates, those with a certificate of high school equivalency and non-traditional students working towards an undergraduate degree will be required to complete an application form, which can be obtained from any Tooele County School District high school counselor or downloaded from www.MillerMotorsportsPark.com. All applications and information must be postmarked by March 1 to be considered for the following academic Fall Semester. All applicants will be notified during approximately the fourth week of April. Notification letters will be sent to the current home address indicated on the application.
Three recipients will be selected each year. Where possible, the funding will be made directly to the respective institution's scholarship department to cover applicable tuition, fees and up to $300 per semester in books.
Scholarships will be approved by a Scholarship Committee for each academic year and shall be renewable by application for up to four academic years or until graduation, whichever occurs first, provided the recipient meets eligibility requirements. More specifically, recipients may receive scholarship funding for a maximum of two academic years while pursuing an Associate or Vocational degree and four years while pursuing a Bachelor's degree. A majority vote of the Committee members shall determine the recipients and the amount of each scholarship.
Applicants must meet the following criteria: They must prove that they are a resident of Tooele County, using a driver's license, state-issued identity card or a current utility bill; they must provide a high school diploma or certificate of equivalency; they must have been accepted to an accredited institution; and they must submit a personal statement regarding their focus and interest in obtaining a higher-education degree.
To remain eligible for scholarship funds, recipients must provide documentation that they are in "good standing" with their institution (minimum GPA of 2.5) and that they remained enrolled as a full-time student (12 or more credit hours per semester). Preference may go to applicants with greatest financial need along with demonstrated high scholastic ability.
The Scholarship Committee may modify eligibility requirements at any time without prior notice.
For more information please contact Michele Nell by calling (435)277-8050 or sending an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
For more information about Miller Motorsports Park, call 435-277-RACE (7223) or visit the track's website at www.MillerMotorsportsPark.com.