DDRW Skilled Trades Award


You guys!  This scholarship is amazing and I’m excited to let you know about it for so many reasons.

  1. Detroit Diesel is part of a global company with a local division that is working to benefit the citizens of Tooele County…and that includes YOU!
  2. Detroit Diesel is offering a scholarship to each of the local high schools.  That means that a student at THS will win this scholarship!
  3. Detroit Diesel is doing amazing things in the Remanufacturing Industry, which includes all things green like recycling and reusing.  After living in Oregon for 5 years, I’m a huge proponent of green living and love companies that are working to leave a smaller footprint on our earth.
  4. I was able to tour their manufacturing plant and was really impressed with the cleanliness, the employee knowledge, and the level of organization I found.  I’ve never been in a manufacturing plant and was expecting a place where engines are rebuilt to be dirty and covered in grease.  Not so!  This place was amazing and I was fascinated with so many things…some of the parts they remanufacture are quite beautiful and would make great industrial art.  They have even created a great bike that employees use to travel through the facility.  Also, by the time we were finished I finally understood what my son-in-law does as a mechanical engineer, and I understood why he enjoys it so much.  This stuff is cool!

I really cannot say enough great things about this company, but your primary interest is scholarships, so make sure you apply.  This is a good one.

Deadline:  April 15, 2014
Available from Mrs. Cartwright in the Counseling Center
-Applicant must be a high school senior attending a private of public high school.
-Applicant must have graduated from high school or its equivalent before July 1st of the year in which the scholarship will be used.
-GPA’s will be considering during planning.
-Applicant must plan to continue in a two-year vocational program (Tool and Die, Machine Repair, Electrician, CNC Programming, Model Maker, Maintenance or Hearing Ventilation & Air Conditioning [HVAC] Technician.)
Award:  $2,500 (1 award specifically for a THS student)


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