Tooele Transcript Bulletin – News in Tooele, Utah

February 19, 2013
Miller announces college scholarship program

Miller Motorsports Park and the family of Larry H. Miller are offering a new scholarship program for Tooele County residents pursuing higher education.

With a March 1 application deadline, the Miller family plans to announce three recipients of the first Miller Motorsports Park Scholarships by the end of April. The scholarships will cover tuition, fees and books and are renewable for up to four years. To qualify for continued scholarship, the recipient must remain in good standing at their school, have a grade point average of 2.5 or above, and maintain full-time student status.

“The Miller family, specifically Larry, wanted to do something to give back to the local community,” said Bryan Miller, assistant general manager of Miller Motorsports Park. “It is something that has been important to our businesses from the time Larry began doing business. The scholarships seemed like a natural way to give back to the community of Tooele County ”

Anyone living in Tooele County that attends college full time, 12 or more credit hours per semester, may apply for the scholarships. Graduates of any Tooele County High School, as well as non-traditional students, are eligible. High school graduation or a certificate of equivalency is required.

A scholarship committee of Larry H. Miller Group employees will consider financial need, scholastic ability and school activities when selecting recipients.

The assistance may be used for undergraduate study at any college or university within the Utah System of Higher Education, including University of Utah, Utah State University, Weber State University, Southern Utah University, Snow College, Dixie State University, Utah Valley University and Salt Lake Community College. It also includes private nonprofit Utah colleges and universities, including Brigham Young University, LDS Business College, Westminster College and Western Governors University.

The application can be found at www.millermotorsportspark. com. High school students and students attending USU Tooele Regional Campus can also obtain an application from their counselors.

“We want to make sure that the word gets out that this is not only for high school seniors,” said Miller. “This is for anyone attending college full time that lives in Tooele County. The scholarships are renewable each year. We hope that four years from now, we will have 12 people attending college on our scholarship.”

Tim Gillie

Staff Writer at Tooele Transcript Bulletin
Tim covers education, Tooele City government, business, real estate, politics and the state Legislature. He became a journalist after a long career as an executive with the Boy Scouts of America. Tim is a native of Washington state and a graduate of Central Washington University.

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