From our recent scholarship recipient:
My name is Cameron Beem, and after applying, I received the Tire Dealers Association Scholarship in 2014, and I have continued to receive the aid every semester as I pursue my Marketing degree. It is now my senior year and I am beyond grateful for the extra help the award has given me. College is expensive, and every little bit of cash helps. I also like that AITDA asks that you send in your grades before they renew the scholarship every semester...this just shows to me how important it is to them that they invest in accredited candidates. Beyond the scholarship, I have been so lucky to attend the Tire Conventions for the past five years with my grandmother, Betty Ingram, who owns Ingram Tires in Clinton, Arkansas. I have made so many memories and friends at the AITDA get-togethers, I have been blessed with the scholarship, and again I am completely appreciative of everything AITDA has done for me.
Fred Simmon's Memorial
NOMINATIONS PROCEDURE AND ELIGIBILITY
Current secondary seniors & current employees are eligible for new scholarship monies.
All applications must be received by March 1st each year.
Existing AITDA scholarship recipients may continue to apply for three years if they maintain at least the minimum graduating GPA for the school they are attending (Not to be below a 2.0 cumulative GPA on a 4.0 scale)
Applications must come from dealer members and their employees. Only regular voting members, who maintain current dues paying status, the immediate family of voting members and their employees are eligible. Members must have been a member of AITDA for one year. Employees of AITDA members must have been employed for at least one year for them or their children to be eligible. Employees of dealers must continue full or part time bases with dealership to continue their eligibility for their scholarship.
Only applicants to colleges and universities and state vocational technical schools within the state of Arkansas and states bordering the state of Arkansas will be considered.
AITDA will award a minimum of five Freshman Scholarships annually, as funds permit, in addition to renewals of existing scholarships providing qualifications are being met.
This award will be made without regard to financial needs award will be made without regard to financial need.
Applicants will be considered on the basis of previously stated qualifications.
All decisions of the Scholarship committee and the Board of AITDA are final.
Each scholarship will be in the amount of $250.00 per semester.
REQUEST FOR APPLICATIONS & SUBMISSION DEADLINE
Requests for scholarship application forms should be sent to:
Scholarship, 2201 Miramonte Drive, Sherwood, AR 72120