Mitchell 1 has extended the deadline for applications for its Automotive Technology Outstanding Student Scholarship to be awarded through the North American Council of Automotive Teachers (NACAT) Education Foundation at its annual conference July 17 to July 21, 2006.

The $2,500 annual scholarship from Mitchell 1 will recognize a current student for outstanding achievement in automotive technology/auto repair scholastics. The scholarship will be given out at the 2006 NACAT Conference to be held at the Northern Alberta Institute of Technology in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada.

“Mitchell 1 is an ardent supporter of academic achievement in automotive education.” said Nick DiVerde, Mitchell 1 director of marketing. “We are proud to work with NACAT and offer our support to a deserving high school senior.”

Scholarship applicants must meet the following criteria:

The applicant must be a current student majoring in automotive technology/auto shop repair course work.

The applicant must be nominated by his/her NACAT instructor.
The applicant must have a minimum overall 3.0 grade point average
The applicant must be attending an accredited college or university
The applicant must be a U.S. citizen

Applicants are required to submit the following materials (postmarked by May 15), for scholarship consideration:

A nomination letter from their NACAT instructor (should be limited to two pages). The nominating NACAT instructor must be a member in good standing.
A cover letter from the applicant indicating his/her career path in the automotive repair industry and thoughts about the future of the industry and the personal educational needs/desires should be typed by the scholarship applicant.
An unofficial transcript of grades may be submitted by the student, but must be validated by the instructor submitting the nomination letter. An official transcript embossed with the school registrar’s stamp and signed by the registrar will also be accepted.

Scholarship applications will be reviewed during May of each award year by the NACAT Education Foundation Award committee. The committee will select the top candidate and one alternate. Each applicant will be notified before June 1. The winner must accept the scholarship and its terms, in writing, before June 11 of the award year or forfeit the award. A scholarship not accepted by the due date will be awarded to the first alternate.

Applications must be postmarked by May 15, 2006 and sent to: Mitchell 1 Automotive Technology Scholarship, The NACAT Education Foundation, P.O. Box 80010, Charleston, SC 29416.

Visit www.mitchell1.com or www.nacat.com for more information about either organization.

About the Author

Jill Schafer

Jill Schafer is the Marketing Communication Manager at Mitchell 1 and has over 20 years of marketing experience with high-technology organizations, including over 10 years in the automotive information industry.