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UTI SCHOLARSHIPS & GRANTS

UTI will make more than $15 million in scholarship and grant money available to students in 2020.10 Follow the steps below to see if you’re eligible for aid and how to apply.

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UTI SCHOLARSHIPS & GRANTS

UTI will make more than $15 million in scholarship and grant money available to students in 2020.10 Follow the steps below to see if you’re eligible for aid and how to apply.

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UTI Institutional Grant Programs

Where to Find Grants

  • 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:

  • 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.

  • MSAT Relocation Grant(s)

    The MSAT Relocation Grant is designed to assist students who wish to further their education by enrolling in a Manufacturer Program. Eligible students must be currently attending, or previously graduated from one of the participating Universal Technical Institute campuses and relocating to another participating Universal Technical Institute campus in order to complete a manufacturer program. Students must complete an application to be reviewed for eligibility. All applicants meeting the campus and eligibility requirements are awarded a grant upon enrollment into an approved Manufacturer Program. Please click on one of the links below to view each grant’s eligibility requirements and application form.

  • Boston Public School District Grant - $5,000

    Universal Technical Institute has partnered with the Boston Public School District to create a grant program specific to students from the Boston Public School District who seek to enroll at Universal Technical Institute, NASCAR Technical Institute, and Motorcycle Mechanics Institute, Marine Mechanics Institute.

    GRANT 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 Boston Public 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 Boston Public School District Grant Application to the UTI Scholarship Department prior to the deadline listed on the application

    DOWNLOAD APPLICATION

  • 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)

  • UTI Caribbean Natural Disaster Grant Program - $2,000

    In an effort to provide tuition assistance to students directly impacted by the natural disasters devastating the Caribbean Islands in 2019 and 2020, 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 2019 and 2020 Puerto Rico Earthquakes, Tropical Storm(s) or Hurricane at the time of declarations.
    • 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.

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

  • NASCAR Diversity Grant - $3,500 for Enrolled Students

    In an effort to further its Diversity, NASCAR is sponsoring a grant program for incoming students exclusively at the NASCAR Technical Institute.

    GRANT ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS:

    • Enrolled at NASCAR Technical Institute for one of the approved start dates listed on the application
    • Have a completed FAFSA at the time of application submission
    • Complete and submit your application by the appropriate deadline as listed on the application

    DOWNLOAD APPLICATION

  • NASCAR Tech of Tomorrow Grant - $2,500

    The Tech of Tomorrow Grant, a program sponsored by NASCAR, seeks to assist students who are looking for a great career training with NASCAR Technical Institute and who truly understand and exhibit the traits of a great team member.

    GRANT ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS:

    • Enrolled to attend NASCAR Technical Institute for one of the approved start dates listed on the application
    • Complete and submit your application by the appropriate deadline as listed on the application

    DOWNLOAD APPLICATION

  • 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 details on the Hands-On Competition Perseverance Grant eligibility requirements prior to submitting your application.

    GRANT ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS:

    • 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 cancelled their 2021 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

    Download Application (PDF)
    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.

UTI Scholarship Programs

Where to Find Scholarships

3 Steps to Help You Apply for Scholarships & Grants

1. Prepare Your Story

Make a list of the quick facts that tell your story. Include notes about yourself, like where you come from, where you’re headed and the things you like to do for fun. Here are some sample topics to get you started.

  • Family Story
  • Past work experience
  • Present employment
  • Future career choice
  • Club memberships/professional organizations
  • Military experience
  • Education history and grade point average (GPA)
  • Honors and awards
  • Charity work
  • Hobbies and interests

2. Find Your Match

Focus Your Effort

How you compare and rank these scholarships is up to you. Evaluate whether or not you qualify for scholarships based on an honest inventory of each scholarship’s eligibility requirements.

Here Are Some Suggestions to Consider:

Scholarship Eligibility Requirements
Applicants who fail to meet all eligibility requirements are often immediately discarded and not considered further. If you don’t meet one or more of a scholarship’s requirements, skip it and apply your time toward other scholarship opportunities.

Scholarship Application Deadline
Do you have a realistic amount of time to gather your application materials, many of which can include recommendations, a written exam or essay? Give your references ample time to write you a thoughtful recommendation and give yourself enough time to write a well-thought-out essay then have it reviewed by a trusted advisor or teacher.

Scholarship Application Requirements
Look at what each scholarship requires in order to apply and make a checklist. Are you able to gather recommendations? Are you willing to sit down and write an essay response to a scholarship question? Does the application require a copy of your high school transcript? Make sure you have these items ready before deciding to apply for a scholarship.

3. Apply for Aid

Application Tips & Resources

With your choices narrowed, it's time to apply. Relax! Most applications are easy to complete. The key is to follow directions and provide exactly what is required.

Read First. Write Second. Most applications require multiple steps, so make sure you understand the entire application before filling it out.

Master the Basics Many applications require essays or recommendations. Don’t be afraid to ask for assistance. A favorite teacher, high school counselor, or trusted advisor or mentor can help you complete your applications. It’s always a good idea to ask someone to proofread your work and help you catch mistakes before you submit your application!

Questions About Scholarships & Grants?

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

Frequently Asked Questions

  • 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.

  • 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 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

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

    • 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 Norwood: 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