April 11, 2017 –Five Moore Norman Technology Center Automotive Service Technology students were recently awarded industry-based scholarships.
The Fueling Dreams Scholarship fund awarded Norman North High School senior Tyler Walker $1,000. He works at Fowler Toyota. Southmoore High School senior Jerod Stevenson earned $500 and works at Reynolds Ford. Adult students James Weaver and Bryon Shinn each earned $250. Weaver works at Fowler Toyota and Shinn at Ferguson GMS/Buick.
Local automotive industry partners contributing to the MNTC Foundation make the annual awards possible. The money may be used to purchase automotive industry tools or for continuing education.
Additionally, Cathy Walls, mother of the late Michael Walls, presented the Michael Walls Scholarship to Westmoore High School senior Bryce Cody, who works at O'Reilly Auto Parts in Moore.
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 $500 scholarship is awarded to a high school student wishing to pursue or continue employment in the automotive career field or continued education.
To be considered for these scholarships applicants interviewed before a panel of professionals. Panel participants included Brian Churchwell with the City of Norman, Bill Hawkins of Moore Oil and Lube, MNTC Business & Industry Coordinator Ernie Gomez and Cathy Walls. Candidates also submit a resume and an essay about their educational goals.
For more information about MNTC’s Auto Service Technology program or other full-time education classes in Technical, Health or Information Technology visit here or call 364-5763, ext. 7260.