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Wondering how to help pay for your education? UTI is making more than $15 million in scholarships and grants available this year to those who qualify.10 Browse opportunities below.

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UTI SCHOLARSHIPS & GRANTS

Wondering how to help pay for your education? UTI is making more than $15 million in scholarships and grants available this year to those who qualify.10 Browse opportunities below.

Steps to Help You Apply for Scholarships & Grants

1. Find Your Match

There are many different scholarship and grant opportunities out there, so the first step is to narrow your search.

Take an honest inventory of each scholarship’s eligibility requirements. If you don’t meet them or don’t have time to meet the deadline, apply your time toward other opportunities.


2. Apply for Aid

Most applications are simple to complete. The key is to follow directions and provide exactly what’s required.

Read First. Write Second. Make sure you understand the entire application before filling it out.

Check for Required Documents. Besides completing the application, many scholarships require documents such as recommendation letters.

Master the Basics. Some applications require essays. It’s always a good idea to ask someone to proofread your work!

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UTI Institutional Grant Programs

Open to All States/Campuses

  • Relocation Grant

    The Relocation Grant is designed to assist students who have the greatest financial need and commute 50 miles or greater one way daily or relocate to attend UTI by subsidizing costs associated with relocation, housing or making long commutes back and forth to school. For information on this specific grant program, including available start dates and eligibility requirements, please click on the link below:

  • Institutional Grant

    The Institutional Grant is designed to assist students who are in the greatest financial need, relocating or commuting 50 miles or greater, to attend UTI by reducing their overall tuition. For information on this specific grant program, including available start dates and eligibility requirements, please click on the link below:

  • HEERF Grant and CARES Act Information

  • Igniting Women through STEM Grant — Up to $25,000

    Universal Technical Institute has partnered with IGNITE Worldwide and recently launched the Igniting Women through STEM Grant. This grant program was created in an effort to promote an ongoing commitment to empowering women through STEM educational programs and careers.

    GRANT ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS:

    • Applicant must be female, non-binary or identify as female
    • Applicant must be a junior or senior in High School at the time of application submission
    • Must be able to provide proof of a high school diploma or GED prior to starting school at UTI
    • Able to provide written consent forms from any other individual(s) depicted in their videos (if applicable)
    • Able to provide authorization from a legal guardian if the applicant is under the age of 18 years old
    • Submit the Igniting Women through STEM Grant Application to the UTI Scholarship Department no later than April 29, 2022

    PLEASE REVIEW ALL NECESSARY GRANT DOCUMENTS:

  • Adult Tuition Assistance Grant Program

    The Adult Tuition Assistance Grant consists of a written exam containing both academic and technical questions designed to test the knowledge of participants interested in the transportation industry. The Adult Tuition Assistance Grant opportunity is open to adult students who are enrolled, or interested in enrolling at Universal Technical Institute, NASCAR Technical Institute or Motorcycle and Marine Mechanics Institute. Testing is offered in both the fall and spring. Participants can earn a $1,000 grant for achieving the highest scores on the test.

    Contact your admissions representative for the next testing date.

  • American Dream Grant - Up to $2,500 for High School Seniors

    The UTI American Dream Grant consists of a written test containing both academic and technical questions designed to test the knowledge of participants interested in the transportation industry. The test is open to high school seniors and is offered in both the fall and spring. UTI has made a total of $475,000 available annually, to be awarded to a total of 380 students who participate in the American Dream Grant. Participants can earn a grant up to $2,500 for achieving the highest scores on the test. High School Seniors who have already enrolled or are interested in enrolling at Universal Technical Institute, NASCAR Technical Institute or Motorcycle and Marine Mechanics Institute are eligible to participate.

    Contact your admissions representative for the next testing date.

  • UTI Natural Disaster Grant Program - $1,000

    In an effort to provide tuition assistance to students directly impacted by natural disasters as identified by the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), Universal Technical Institute is sponsoring a grant program for incoming students who seek to enroll at Universal Technical Institute, Motorcycle Mechanics Institute, Marine Mechanics Institute and NASCAR Technical Institute.

    GRANT ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS:

    • Be enrolled to start UTI, MMI, or NASCAR Technical Institute
    • Have been a resident of a designated area impacted by the natural disaster at the time of declaration
    • Submit the completed application to the UTI Scholarship Department prior to starting classes at UTI
    • Must utilize grant and start classes at UTI, MMI or NASCAR Technical Institute within one year of grant award
    • Be applying for a natural disaster (not including Covid-19) that has occurred within the last 12 months of the application date

    DOWNLOAD APPLICATION (PDF)
    NATURAL DISASTER GRANT TERMS & CONDITIONS (PDF)

  • Hands-On Competition Perseverance Grant

    Universal Technical Institute is offering a grant program to recognize and honor all of the hard work that goes into preparation for hands-on competitions, and to acknowledge all of the students who missed out on competing due to the COVID-19 pandemic that impacted so many across the nation.

    Please review the Terms and Conditions linked below for specific details on both the 2020 and 2021 Hands-On Competition Perseverance Grant eligibility requirements prior to submitting your application.

    2020 Hands-on Perseverance Grant Eligibility:

    • Applicant must have been a Junior or Senior student, enrolled in High School during the 2019-2020 academic year
    • Applicant must be a resident of a state that canceled their 2020 hands-on competition due to COVID-19
    • Applicant must be able to provide proof of 2020 membership (obtained prior to April 1, 2020) in one of the listed career and technical organizations:
      • SkillsUSA
      • FFA (Future Farmers of America)
      • ADA (Automotive Dealers Association
      • HROT (Hot Rodders of Tomorrow)
    • Enrolled at UTI, MMI or NASCAR Technical Institute

    2021 Hands-on Perseverance Grant Eligibility:

    • Applicant must have been a Junior or Senior student, enrolled in High School during the 2020-2021 academic year
    • Applicant must be a resident of a state that canceled their 2020 hands-on competition due to COVID-19
    • Applicant must be able to provide proof of 2021 membership (obtained prior to April 1, 2021) in one of the listed career and technical organizations:
      • SkillsUSA
      • FFA (Future Farmers of America)
      • ADA (Automotive Dealers Association
      • HROT (Hot Rodders of Tomorrow)
    • Enrolled at UTI, MMI or NASCAR Technical Institute

    2020 Application (PDF)
    2020 Terms & Conditions (PDF)
    2021 Application (PDF)
    2021 Terms & Conditions (PDF)

  • Hands-On Competition Grants

    Hands-on Competition Grants are awarded by Universal Technical Institute to the top high school competitors of various career and technical organizations. Competitors must be individual members of the career and technical organization in which they are competing.

    CAREER AND TECHNICAL PROGRAMS IN WHICH GRANTS ARE OFFERED:

    • Automotive Dealers Association
    • SkillsUSA
    • Future Farmers of America
    • Hot Rodders of Tomorrow
    • New Jersey Cooperative Education Association Charles V. Rosica Program
    • New Jersey Cooperative Education Coordinators Association (NJCECA)

    For information on participation with any of the above organizations, speak to your high school advisor.

  • Top Tech Challenge Competition Grant

    The Top Tech Challenge Competition is a hands-on competition sponsored by Universal Technical Institute with a purpose to expose local students to the industry they have a passion for. This competition allows each participant the opportunity to compete and test the knowledge they have obtained in high school.

    For information on participating in a Top Tech Challenge Competition, speak with your Admissions Representative.

  • Salute to Service Grant

    The Salute to Service Grant is available to all students enrolled to attend Universal Technical Institute, NASCAR Technical Institute or Motorcycle and Marine Mechanics Institute who are currently serving or who previously served honorably in a branch of the United States Armed Forces.

    Students eligible for this program work directly with the VA team.

Campus/State Specific

UTI Scholarship Programs

Open to All States/Campuses

School District Specific

  • Fort Worth Independent School District (FWISD) Scholarship - $2,500

    Universal Technical Institute has partnered with the Fort Worth Independent School District to create a scholarship program specific to students from the Fort Worth Independent School District who seek to enroll at Universal Technical Institute, Motorcycle Mechanics Institute, Marine Mechanics Institute or NASCAR Technical Institute.

    SCHOLARSHIP ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS:

    • Be enrolled to start UTI, MMI or NASCAR Technical Institute
    • Proof that applicant is currently enrolled and set to graduate from a high school located within the Fort Worth Independent School District during the 2021-2022 academic year
    • Provide a signature of endorsement from an instructor, guidance counselor or employer as instructed on the application
    • Submit the Fort Worth Independent School District Scholarship application to the UTI Scholarship Department prior to the deadline listed on the application

    DOWNLOAD APPLICATION

  • Eagle Mountain-Saginaw Independent School District Scholarship - $2,500

    Universal Technical Institute has partnered with the Eagle Mountain-Saginaw Independent School District to create a scholarship program specific to students from the Eagle Mountain-Saginaw School District who seek to enroll at Universal Technical Institute, Motorcycle Mechanics Institute, Marine Mechanics Institute or NASCAR Technical Institute.

    SCHOLARSHIP ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS:

    • Be enrolled to start UTI, MMI or NASCAR Technical Institute
    • Proof that applicant is currently enrolled and set to graduate from a high school located within the Eagle Mountain-Saginaw Independent School District during the 2021-2022 academic year
    • Provide a signature of endorsement from an instructor, guidance counselor or employer as instructed on the application
    • Submit the Eagle Mountain-Saginaw Independent School District Scholarship application to the UTI Scholarship Department prior to the deadline listed on the application

    DOWNLOAD APPLICATION

  • Birdville Independent School District Scholarship - $2,500

    Universal Technical Institute has partnered with the Birdville Independent School District to create a scholarship program specific to students from the Birdville Independent School District who seek to enroll at Universal Technical Institute, Motorcycle Mechanics Institute, Marine Mechanics Institute or NASCAR Technical Institute.

    SCHOLARSHIP ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS:

    • Be enrolled to start UTI, MMI or NASCAR Technical Institute
    • Proof that applicant is currently enrolled and set to graduate from a high school located within the Birdville Independent School District during the 2021-2022 academic year
    • Provide a signature of endorsement from an instructor, guidance counselor or employer as instructed on the application
    • Submit the Birdville Independent School District Scholarship application to the UTI Scholarship Department prior to the deadline listed on the application

    DOWNLOAD APPLICATION

  • Houston Independent School District (HISD) Scholarship - $2,500

    Universal Technical Institute has partnered with the Houston Independent School District to create a scholarship program specific to students from the Houston Independent School District who seek to enroll at Universal Technical Institute, Motorcycle Mechanics Institute, Marine Mechanics Institute or NASCAR Technical Institute.

    SCHOLARSHIP ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS:

    • Be enrolled to start UTI, MMI or NASCAR Technical Institute
    • Proof that applicant is currently enrolled and set to graduate, or previously graduated, from a high school located within the Houston Independent School District during or after the 2014 academic year
    • Provide a signature of endorsement from an instructor, guidance counselor or employer as instructed on the application
    • Submit the Houston Independent School District Scholarship Application to the UTI Scholarship Department prior to the deadline listed on the application

    DOWNLOAD APPLICATION

  • Broward County, Florida School District Scholarship - $2,400

    Universal Technical Institute has partnered with the Broward County, Florida School District to create a scholarship program specific to students from the Broward County, Florida School District who seek to enroll at Universal Technical Institute, Motorcycle Mechanics Institute, Motorcycle and Marine Mechanics Institute or NASCAR Technical Institute.

    SCHOLARSHIP ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS:

    • Be enrolled to start UTI, MMI or NASCAR Technical Institute
    • Proof that applicant is currently enrolled and set to graduate from a high school located within the Broward County, Florida School District during the 2021-2022 academic year
    • Provide a signature of endorsement from an instructor, school counselor, community leader or employer on the application
    • Submit the Broward County, Florida School District Scholarship application to the UTI Scholarship Department prior to the deadline listed on the application

    DOWNLOAD APPLICATION

  • Miami-Dade County, Florida School District Scholarship - $2,400

    Universal Technical Institute has partnered with the Miami-Dade County, Florida School District to create a scholarship program specific to students from the Miami-Dade County, Florida School District who seek to enroll at Universal Technical Institute, Motorcycle Mechanics Institute, Motorcycle and Marine Mechanics Institute or NASCAR Technical Institute.

    SCHOLARSHIP ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS:

    • Be enrolled to start UTI, MMI or NASCAR Technical Institute
    • Proof that applicant is currently enrolled and set to graduate from a high school located within the Miami-Dade County, Florida School District during the 2021-2022 academic year
    • Provide a signature of endorsement from an instructor, school counselor, community leader or employer on the application
    • Submit the Miami-Dade County, Florida School District Scholarship application to the UTI Scholarship Department prior to the deadline listed on the application

    DOWNLOAD APPLICATION

  • Orange County, Florida School District Scholarship - $5,000

    Universal Technical Institute has partnered with the Orange County, Florida School District to create a scholarship program specific to students from the Orange County, Florida School District who seek to enroll at Universal Technical Institute, Motorcycle Mechanics Institute, Marine Mechanics Institute or NASCAR Technical Institute.

    SCHOLARSHIP ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS:

    • Be enrolled to start UTI, MMI or NASCAR Technical Institute
    • Proof that applicant is currently enrolled and set to graduate from a high school located within the Orange County, Florida School District during the 2021-2022 academic year
    • Provide a signature of endorsement from an instructor, guidance counselor or employer as instructed on the application
    • Submit the Orange County, Florida School District Scholarship application to the UTI Scholarship Department prior to the deadline listed on the application

    DOWNLOAD APPLICATION

  • Osceola County, Florida School District Scholarship - $5,000

    Universal Technical Institute has partnered with the Osceola County, Florida School District to create a scholarship program specific to students from the Osceola County, Florida School District who seek to enroll at Universal Technical Institute, Motorcycle Mechanics Institute, Marine Mechanics Institute or NASCAR Technical Institute.

    SCHOLARSHIP ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS:

    • Be enrolled to start UTI, MMI or NASCAR Technical Institute
    • Proof that applicant is currently enrolled and set to graduate from a high school located within the Osceola County, Florida School District during the 2021-2022 academic year
    • Provide a signature of endorsement from an instructor, guidance counselor or employer as instructed on the application
    • Submit the Osceola County, Florida School District Scholarship Application to the UTI Scholarship Department prior to the deadline listed on the application

    DOWNLOAD APPLICATION

  • Phoenix Union High School District Scholarship - $6,000

    Universal Technical Institute has partnered with the Phoenix Union High School District to create a scholarship program specific to students from the Phoenix Union High School District who seek to enroll at Universal Technical Institute, Motorcycle Mechanics Institute, Marine Mechanics Institute or NASCAR Technical Institute.

    SCHOLARSHIP ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS:

    • Be enrolled to start UTI, MMI or NASCAR Technical Institute
    • Proof that applicant is currently enrolled and set to graduate, or previously graduated, from a high school located within the Phoenix Union High School District during or after the 2019 academic year
    • Provide a signature of endorsement from an instructor, guidance counselor or employer as instructed on the application
    • Submit the Phoenix Union High School District Scholarship application to the UTI Scholarship Department prior to the deadline listed on the application

    DOWNLOAD APPLICATION

Campus/State Specific

  • Arizona Private School Association - $1,000

    Universal Technical Institute has partnered with the Arizona Private School Association to offer scholarships to high school students within the state of Arizona.

    To apply, go to arizonapsa.org, click on the APSA Scholarships tab and download the APSA AZ High School Scholarship Application.

    SCHOLARSHIP ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS:

    • Must be a high school senior attending a high school located within the state of Arizona
    • Enrolled to attend the Universal Technical Institute campus located in Avondale, AZ or Motorcycle Mechanics Institute campus located in Phoenix, AZ

    VISIT APSA WEBSITE

  • Naperville Community Unit School District 203 - $5,000

    Universal Technical Institute has partnered with the Naperville Community Unit School District 203 to create a scholarship program specific to students from the Naperville Community School District who seek to enroll at Universal Technical Institute located in Lisle, IL.

    SCHOLARSHIP ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS:

    • Be enrolled to start Universal Technical Institute located in Lisle, IL
    • Proof that applicant is currently enrolled and set to graduate, or has previously graduated, from a high school located within the Naperville Community Unit School District 203
    • Submit the Naperville Community Unit School District 203 Scholarship Application to the UTI Scholarship Department prior to the deadline listed on the application.

    DOWNLOAD APPLICATION

  • Village of Lisle Scholarship - $5,000

    Universal Technical Institute has partnered with the Village of Lisle Community to create a scholarship program specific to students who are residents of the Village of Lisle Community who seek to enroll at Universal Technical Institute located in Lisle, IL.

    SCHOLARSHIP ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS:

    • Be enrolled to start Universal Technical Institute located in Lisle, IL
    • Be a resident of the Village of Lisle Community
    • Submit the Village of Lisle Scholarship Application to the UTI Scholarship Department prior to the deadline listed on the application

    DOWNLOAD APPLICATION

  • Lisle Community School District 202 Scholarship - $5,000

    Universal Technical Institute has partnered with the Lisle Community School District 202 to create a scholarship program specific to students from the Lisle Community School District 202 who seek to enroll at Universal Technical Institute located in Lisle, IL.

    SCHOLARSHIP ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS:

    • Be enrolled to start Universal Technical Institute located in Lisle, IL
    • Proof that applicant is currently enrolled and set to graduate, or has previously graduated, from a high school located within the Lisle Community School District 202
    • Submit the Lisle Community School District 202 Scholarship Application to the UTI Scholarship Department prior to the deadline listed on the application.

    DOWNLOAD APPLICATION

  • UTI Texas Career Scholarship - $1,000

    The UTI Texas Career Scholarship Program helps to provide tuition assistance to students located within the state of Texas who seek to enroll at Universal Technical Institute, Motorcycle Mechanics Institute, Marine Mechanics Institute or NASCAR Technical Institute.

    SCHOLARSHIP ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS:

    • Be enrolled to start UTI, MMI, or NASCAR Technical Institute
    • Show proof that they are currently a high school senior, enrolled and set to graduate (or recently graduated) from a high school located within the state of Texas during the 2021-2022 academic year
    • Submit the UTI Texas Career Scholarship Application to the UTI Scholarship Department prior to the deadline listed on the application

    DOWNLOAD APPLICATION

  • UTI Ohio Career Scholarship - $1,000

    The UTI Ohio Career Scholarship Program helps to provide tuition assistance to students located within the state of Ohio who seek to enroll at Universal Technical Institute, Motorcycle Mechanics Institute, Marine Mechanics Institute or NASCAR Technical Institute.

    SCHOLARSHIP ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS:

    • Be enrolled to start UTI, MMI, or NASCAR Technical Institute
    • Show proof that they are currently a high school senior, enrolled and set to graduate (or recently graduated) from a high school located within the state of Ohio during the 2021-2022 academic year
    • Submit the UTI Ohio Career Scholarship Application to the UTI Scholarship Department prior to the deadline listed on the application

    DOWNLOAD APPLICATION

Questions About Scholarships & Grants?

If you have any questions or need additional information, you can reach out to the UTI Scholarship Department. Email us by clicking the link below or call toll-free at (800) 859-7249.

Frequently Asked Questions

  • What is a FAFSA application and why do I need to fill it out?

    • FAFSA is an acronym which stands for Free Application for Federal Student Aid
    • The FAFSA will determine your eligibility for federal grants, educational loans and possible work-study programs.
    • If you’re hoping to receive any type of government financial aid for college, you would file a FAFSA
    • You can apply for FAFSA by going to www.fafsa.ed.gov

  • What information do I need to fill out my FAFSA application?

    • FSA ID to sign the FAFSA electronically
    • Social Security Number or your Alien Registration Number (if you are not a U.S. citizen)
    • Your (and your spouse’s, if married) federal income tax returns (2016 return for the 2018-2019 FAFSA, and 2017 return for the 2019-2020 FAFSA), W-2s, and any other records of money earned (if applicable)
    • You may be able to transfer your federal tax return information directly into the FAFSA by using the IRS Data Retrieval Tool. You will need the exact address as it appears on your tax return down to punctuation and abbreviation
    • Your parents information and income tax return if you are considered an dependent student as determined by the FAFSA
    • Bank statements and records of investments (if applicable)

  • What is the FAFSA save key?

    The Save Key is a code you create between 4 and 8 characters long. It is created for temporary use and allows you or your parent to return and complete an unsubmitted FAFSA.

  • What is the FSA ID and how do I create for one?

    • The FSA ID is the username and password you will create to electronically sign your FAFSA application and access certain U.S. Department of Education websites
    • You can create an FSA ID by going to fsaid.ed.gov

  • Do my parents need an FSA ID?

    • If you are considered a “Dependent” student as determined by the FAFSA application, your parent will need to create an FSA ID in order to electronically sign the FAFSA.
    • They can create an FSA ID by going to fsaid.ed.gov

  • What are the UTI, MMI & NASCAR Tech school codes needed to complete a FAFSA?

    • UTI Austin: 016696
    • UTI Avondale: 008221
    • UTI Bloomfield: 016696
    • UTI Dallas/Fort Worth: 016696
    • UTI Exton: 016696
    • UTI Houston: 016696
    • UTI Lisle: 008221
    • UTI Long Beach: 008221
    • UTI Miramar: 008221
    • UTI Orlando: 014518
    • UTI Rancho Cucamonga: 008221
    • UTI Sacramento: 014518
    • NASCAR Technical Institute: 008221
    • MMI (Moto) Orlando: 014518
    • MMI (Marine) Orlando: 014518
    • MMI Phoenix: 014518