Grants for Motorcycle Mechanics Students Announced

A new scholarship program kicked off today in the US, being coordinated by the John C. and Cynthia L. White MMI Founder Scholarship. The program aims to award a $5,000 tuition grant-in-aid scholarship to twelve students, eight from the UTI Motorcycle Mechanics Institute (MMI) in Orlando and four at MMI Phoenix.

The grants come to honor the rapid growth of the motorcycle mechanics education program, which had only 11 students and two instructors when it kicked off in 1977. Currently, tens of thousands of students pass through the doors of the Motorcycle Mechanics Institute.

"I am proud that MMI has touched so many lives and has helped provide successful careers for people with a passion for motorcycles," said John White, owner of the Institute since 1977.

"This matching scholarship will hopefully encourage students and alumni to give back. Our goal is to have the scholarship program continue to grow so many more students have an opportunity to pursue a rewarding career."

When he purchased the MMI, White decided he will provide $125,000 in dollar for dollar matching funds for the scholarship program. With the help of the UTI Foundation, an equal amount was raised to support the program.

“John and Cynthia White have always been committed to working closely with students and school personnel to enable as many students as possible to pursue motorcycle careers," said Veronica Meury, UTI Foundation vice president.

"Their generosity and long-term dedication to helping others obtain technical training will help many deserving students achieve their dream of becoming a motorcycle technician."

Additional information about the grants can be found at the following link.
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