UTI Foundation Daimler Trucks North America
Finish First Program’s Bob Fyda Scholarship
STUDENT INFORMATION SHEET
Daimler Trucks North America (DTNA) is looking for technicians who combine good technical skills and attitude to be a
member of the DTNA dealer service network team. This scholarship program, sponsored by DTNA and their dealers across the
US, recognizes the memory and accomplishments of Bob Fyda a respected DTNA Dealer Principal who had been involved in
the DTNA network for many years. The UTI Foundation Daimler Trucks North America scholarship program seeks to assist
students with the tuition costs for the 12 week DTNA Finish First program. Students will be chosen who truly understand and
exhibit the traits necessary to have a successful career with the DTNA dealer organization.
Criteria for awarding the scholarship:
Enrolled students who meet all the criteria below may apply for a $2600 grant-in-aid (applied to the student’s DTNA Finish First
program tuition). The scholarship will be prorated over the term of the 12 week program. To be eligible for the scholarship a
1. Be a student in good standing in any of the automotive and/or diesel technician programs at UTI or other similar NATEF
certified automotive and/or diesel curriculum programs,
2. Have a minimum attendance rate of 90%,
3. Have a minimum GPA of 3.0,
4. Be willing to commit to a term of employment with a specific Daimler Trucks dealership upon graduation,
5. Submit an essay that clearly expresses the skills and traits that make a successful Daimler Trucks North America team
member and how the student will use this scholarship, and his/her training with the Finish First program to develop
6. Have the recommendation of at least one of his/her automotive and/or diesel instructors and or employers
7. Submit the completed application no later than 3 weeks prior to start date.
If a student would also like to be considered for this UTI Foundation scholarship because of a demonstrated financial need, they
should indicate such need in the essay or video. Financial need is not a pre-requisite for scholarship selection, but will be taken
into consideration by the committee.
Process and Rules:
The process for applying for this tuition scholarship will be published to all UTI students on the UTI Foundation and UTI
Any student meeting the criteria may apply. Students will complete an application including an essay or video, and submit it to
the UTI Foundation Office. Students who apply and meet all requirements will be considered for this grant-in-aid.
Of those applications received, each will be reviewed for completeness and authenticity of all information provided. Of those
viable applications, the awards will be distributed to those students who present the greatest commitment to the heavy duty
trucking industry through the ideas expressed in the essay or video portion of the application. All viable applications will be
reviewed by the UTI Scholarship Committee. Final selection of the scholarship recipients will be made by the Daimler Trucks
North America Bob Fyda scholarship selection committee. Applicants will be notified via U.S. mail after deadline date.
Students that are awarded the scholarship must tell their sponsoring dealer, the terms a tuition reimbursement signed by the
sponsoring dealer could change.
The UTI Foundation does not discriminate against or tolerate the harassment of any potential applicant, or student on the basis of
race, color, national origin, sex, religion, disability, age, or any other legally protected status in the provision of its courses,
programs, services or activities.
UTI Foundation Daimler Trucks North America
Bob Fyda Finish First Scholarship Application
Name: _______________________________________ Student ID No.: ____________________ Start Date: _______________________
Home address: __________________________________________________________________email:___________________________
To be eligible for the Daimler Trucks North America (DTNA) Finish First program’s Bob Fyda Scholarship a student must:
Be a student in good standing in any of the automotive and/or diesel technician programs at UTI or other similar NATEF certified
automotive and/or diesel curriculum programs,
Have a minimum attendance rate of 90%,
Have a minimum GPA of 3.0,
Be willing to commit to a term of employment with a specific DTNA dealership upon graduation,
Have the recommendation of at least one of his/her automotive and/or diesel instructors and or employers
Submit a completed application with an essay by the appropriate deadline date*.
Demonstrated financial need will be taken into consideration, but is not mandatory for consideration by the DTNA scholarship committee.
Essay PORTION: Please provide an essay (300 words) answering the following questions: What are the
skills and personality traits needed to make a great Daimler Trucks North America team member?
How do you exhibit those traits? How would this scholarship help you to develop those skills and
traits during the Finish First program? Why do you want to have a successful career as a diesel
technician within the Daimler Trucks North America Dealer Network?
You may use the space below for your essay for why you should receive the Bob Fyda Scholarship.
Student Name: Date:
*DEADLINE INFORMATION: (Please see the attached UTI Foundation Daimler Trucks North America Finish First Bob Fyda Scholarship Information sheet for
rules and details)
By FAX: applications must be received no later than 3 weeks prior to start date.
By MAIL: applications must be postmarked no later than 3 weeks prior to start date.
Fax to: 623-445-9501
Mail to: UTI Foundation, 20410 N. 19th Ave., Suite 200, Phoenix, AZ 85027
FOR INTERNAL USE ONLY:
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Letter of Recommendation
(to be filled out by an Employer, Guidance Counselor/Instructor, etc.)
SECTION I: APPLICANT INFORMATION
Name: _________________________________________________________ Student ID#: _________________________
Address: _______________________________________________________ Phone: _____________________________
City, State, Zip: _________________________________________________ E-Mail: _____________________________
SECTION II: RECOMMENDATION
Company: __________________________________________________ Phone: ________________________________
Name: _____________________________________________________ Title: __________________________________
Address: ______________________________________________ City, State, Zip: _________________________________
1. How long have you known the applicant? __________ Years __________ Months
2. Please give your personal appraisal of the applicant with regard to the following:
Excellent Good Average Improvement
Attendance & Punctuality □ □ □ □
Cooperation □ □ □ □
Judgment □ □ □ □
Initiative □ □ □ □
Mechanical Aptitude □ □ □ □
Reliability □ □ □ □
Work Ethic □ □ □ □
3. Please comment on the ability and accomplishments exhibited by the applicant. In addition,
please address why you are recommending them. (Please use an additional page if necessary.)
Signature __________________________________________________ Date: _________________________________
Attach to application and send to:
Mail to: Foundation
OR 20410 N. 19th Avenue, Suite 200, Phoenix, AZ 85027
Fax to: 623-445-0986 (Note: If you hear a voice, please press the (*) star key) –or– 623-445-9501