Dodge extends scholarship deadline

AUBURN HILLS, Mich., (July 7, 2001) -- Dodge Motorsports has announced that it has moved the application deadline for its motorsports scholarship program from July 11 to July 17, 2001. Dodge continues to seek qualified candidates for its ...

AUBURN HILLS, Mich., (July 7, 2001) -- Dodge Motorsports has announced that it has moved the application deadline for its motorsports scholarship program from July 11 to July 17, 2001.

Dodge continues to seek qualified candidates for its motorsports diversity scholarship program. Applications may be downloaded from the Dodge website at www.4adodge.com/racing or Universal Technical Institute website at www.uticorp.com. Interested persons may also request an application by phoning the toll free scholarship hotline at (866) 256-8954.

Dodge's Motorsports diversity scholarship program aims to attract, recruit and train minorities for positions within the automotive and motorsports industry. Qualified scholarship recipients will receive NASCAR-approved training at Universal Technical Institute (UTI) in Houston, Texas.

Scholarships will cover costs associated with tuition and housing for the one-year automotive technology program. Students will receive training in a broad range of technical disciplines including diagnostic analysis and mechanical and electrical systems. Upon successful completion of the training program, graduates may be invited to join the Dodge racing teams as entry level technicians.

To be considered for one of the six scholarships available this year, interested minority applicants must have successfully completed high school or be enrolled and in good academic standing at a post-secondary institution. Also, recipients will be required to take the Automotive Service Excellence (ASE) examination.

"The Dodge Motorsports Diversity Scholarship Program is a long-term initiative that will help educate, train and prepare a more diverse group of people to enter the field of motorsports," said Jim Julow, Vice President -- Dodge Brand Marketing, Chrysler Group. "Both Dodge and NASCAR are committed to broadening minority participation in motorsports."

-Dodge Motorsports

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