UNOH student Groves gets opportunity of lifetime; UNOH scholarships available; details inside

UNOH student Groves gets opportunity of lifetime; UNOH scholarships available; details inside

(TOLEDO, Ohio - September 26, 2013) - ARCA crew member Michael Groves will be graduating from the University of Northwestern Ohio's (UNOH) College of Applied Technologies in mid-November. But before he does, he's headed to Roush Fenway Racing Thursday.

After spending two years with some very excellent on-the-job training as a crew member with the Roulo Brothers Racing championship team, via the ARCA-UNOH program, Groves is looking at the opportunity of a lifetime.

"On September 26th, I'm flying down to Charlotte to try out with Roush Fenway Racing. They're going to interview me and show me around the shop," Groves said.

"The program is going really well. In my first full season with the Roulo Brothers (2012), I got to be a part of their championship team. Working with Gary and Russ Roulo has been the best. They've taught me so much about what it takes to get the job done at this level. It's really been an amazing experience.

"I've learned so much in class too, on all aspects of this sort of technology, and then to actually go apply what we've learned in class at the track makes it so much easier to comprehend and understand. The program has worked very well for me."

Groves is one of literally hundreds of students at UNOH who have received training at ARCA Racing Series presented by Menards events over the course of the past 13 years.

Located in Lima, the University of Northwestern Ohio is the official and exclusive educational university of the ARCA Racing Series.

UNOH Automotive Division Head Steven Klausing is an instructor at the college.

"For the last 13 years UNOH Race Club, working closely with ARCA, has put students on race teams to gain real racing experience," Klausing said.unoh_600_building_ext_10.jpg

"This helps students achieve their dreams in motorsports. We have seen many students reach top levels of racing. If it was not for the help of ARCA and the teams, we could not have reached this point. We have over 50 student members in the club currently and over 25 are on teams in ARCA. Many others are in other forms of racing.

"The at-track experience our students receive is so valuable, and it really shows when they get back in the class room, which is so encouraging and gratifying."

In addition to the at-track, hands-on training the students gets at ARCA race events, they get plenty of hands-on training when they get back to school.

"The students actually practice pit stops here at the school." Klausing added. "They've got four-tire stops down to 16 seconds; it's amazing.

"I can't say enough about the program with ARCA. The school wouldn't be what it is today without our program with ARCA. Our numbers are up. We'll still have from 20 to 25 students that are still going to all the ARCA races, despite it being the end of the season. We've had several students go on to careers in the NASCAR Sprint Cup, Nationwide and Truck Series. I think we'll have more students than ever come to the ARCA banquet this year."

Each season, UNOH gives out scholarships at the ARCA Racing Series championship awards banquet in December.

Currently, ARCA is accepting applications for the University of Northwestern Ohio Scholarship Fund.

The annual scholarship fund of $10,000 will be distributed to a qualified individual or split between a group of recipients, at the university's discretion.unohscholarships345.jpg

The scholarship money will be presented Saturday, December 14, at the ARCA Racing Series Championship Awards Banquet at the Indiana Convention Center in downtown Indianapolis.

The University of Northwestern Ohio's ARCA Race Club program offers students at-track internship opportunities with race teams and the sanctioning body.

In addition to the annual scholarship and marketing partnership with ARCA, UNOH is a participating sponsor of the ARCA Safety Initiative.

To be eligible for a scholarship, applicants must be an ARCA Member or an immediate family member 25 years or younger. Applicants must also possess a high school diploma or GED equivalent. The Applicant must send, in writing, their name (along with the name of an immediate family member who is an ARCA Member if the Applicant is not an ARCA Member), address, phone number, and a brief essay of approximately one page describing why the Applicant is deserving of scholarship consideration.

Essays are to be submitted to ARCA, P.O. Box 380, Temperance, MI 48182.

All applications must be postmarked before Monday, November 18, 2013

The successful applicant will be determined and selected by the University of Northwestern Ohio Admissions Criteria and Scholarship Committee.

More information about the University of Northwestern Ohio is available at http://www.unoh.edu. The official online home of the ARCA Racing Series presented by Menards is http://www.arcaracing.com.

Comments
Gloria L.

i heard unoh scholarships are great..curious whether they are available for this year...paying off my tuition with my paper writing service jobs is quite hard and sometimes (when i have lots of studies to do and no so much time for work) it takes time...