2013 UTI Grave Digger Scholarship Recipient Announced At The Monster Jam World Finals
By Monster Jam Media
Mar 23, 2013

AURORA, Ill. (March 23, 2013) – Universal Technical Institute (UTI), Advance Auto Parts Monster Jam® and Grave Digger® driver, Dennis Anderson, announced today the winner of the 2013 UTI Grave Digger Scholarship. Austin Tong, of Lacey, Wash., accepted his $20,000 scholarship award via phone call with Grave Digger legend Anderson himself.

Anderson chose Tong out of thousands of eligible applicants because of his passion and willingness to learn and better himself in every aspect of the automotive industry. Tong can use the scholarship awarded to him at any UTI location of his choosing. 

“Every year this decision gets harder and harder because the applicants are so extremely talented and put a lot of work into their entry videos,” said Anderson. “Everyone submitted awesome videos this year. Austin Tong was chosen because he is very passionate about the automobile industry and when I’m looking for a crew member, that is very important to me. I want the team working on Grave Digger to be passionate. I want them to care about it as much as I do. I think UTI and Austin are a great fit. The Monster Jam family and the entire Grave Digger team wish him the best and congratulations!”

 “We congratulate Austin Tong and look forward to welcoming him to one of our campuses,” says Kim McWaters, chief executive officer, Universal Technical Institute. “He is leading his generation in demonstrating the importance of technical training in today’s marketplace, and we can’t wait to help him make his future dreams a reality.”

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About Universal Technical Institute, Inc.:
Headquartered in Scottsdale, Arizona, Universal Technical Institute, Inc. (NYSE: UTI) is the leading provider of post-secondary education for students seeking careers as professional automotive, diesel, collision repair, motorcycle and marine technicians. With more than 160,000 graduates in its 47-year history, UTI offers undergraduate degree, diploma and certificate programs at 11 campuses across the United States, as well as manufacturer-specific training programs at dedicated training centers. Through its campus-based school system, UTI provides specialized post-secondary education programs under the banner of several well-known brands, including Universal Technical Institute (UTI), Motorcycle Mechanics Institute and Marine Mechanics Institute (MMI) and NASCAR Technical Institute (NASCAR Tech). For more information visit www.uti.edu. Like UTI on www.facebook.com/UTI or follow UTI on Twitter @UTITweet, @MMITweet, and @NASCARTechUTI.

About Feld Motor Sports®
Feld Motor Sports®, Inc. is the world leader in specialized arena and stadium-based motor sports entertainment.  Feld Motor Sports, Inc. productions include Advance Auto Parts Monster Jam®, Monster Energy Supercross, AMA Arenacross Series, Nuclear Cowboyz®, and IHRA® Nitro Jam®.  Feld Motor Sports, Inc. is a division of Feld Entertainment, the world’s largest producer of live family entertainment.  For more information on Feld Entertainment, visit www.feldentertainment.com.