Ten Moore Norman Technology Center Automotive Service Technology (AST) students were recently awarded $4,250 in industry-based scholarships.
Fueling Dreams Scholarships
Fueling Dreams Scholarships are funded each year by the local auto industry that make up the Auto Service advisory board at MNTC. Adult student winners of the Fueling Dreams scholarship include Jacob Randall ($1250 scholarship), Maxton Ladd ($500 scholarship), and Jacob Jones ($250 scholarship). Ethan Lynn, a Moore High School Student also earned this scholarship at the $250 level.
Danny Stevens Scholarship
Danny Stevens was an instructional assistant in the AST program from 2000 until his passing in April 2014. Aerospace & Transportation Director Lee Dow said, "Danny had a positive impact on all students and made a difference in their lives every day." The scholarship was set up in Stevens' memory by an AST graduate. Moore High School student Tyler West earned this scholarship at the $1000 level and Norman High School student Joshua Piersall earned it at the $500 level.
Tristen Ballinger KCRO Scholarship
Tristen Ballinger was diagnosed with ALD (Adrenoleukodystrophy) in June of 2017. He graduated from Westmoore High School in May 2018 and passed away in August 2018. He was active in MNTC's AST program and enjoyed the time he was able to spend there. His passion was cars, specifically his 1969 Chevy Nova and he worked as a race official at Thunder Valley for close to four years. This scholarship, given in his honor, was earned by Westmoore student Corbin Rogers for $500 and adult student Jacob Prevencio for $500.
Michael Walls Scholarships
Michael Walls was an MNTC Auto Service Technology graduate who passed away in December of 1991. His family and friends established this scholarship in his honor. This scholarship is awarded to a high school student wishing to pursue or continue employment in the automotive career field or continued education. Southmoore student Mark Heflin earned this scholarship for $250 and adult student Logan Matthesen earned it for $250.
Congratulations to all of the well-deserving scholarship recipients! To be considered for these scholarships each applicant interviewed before a panel of professionals and submitted a resume and an essay about their educational and industry goals. Learn more about MNTC’s Auto Service Technology program or explore all MNTC career programs.