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Frequently Asked Questions Concerning Scholarships in Automotive Technology

  1. Who can apply for an automotive and or diesel scholarship?
  2. How do I apply?
  3. When is the scholarship application date deadline?
  4. Are any other Automotive or Diesel scholarships offered throughout the semester?
  5. What is the likelihood of an incoming freshman receiving a scholarship?
  6. Can Graduate Students earn automotive or diesel scholarships from the department?
  7. I am a new student, and have not yet started my education at Pitt State in the Automotive/Diesel program. What can I do in order to still be considered for a scholarship?
  8. Do you know of any other places that I can apply for automotive scholarships?

  1. Who can apply for an automotive and or diesel scholarship?
    Automotive/Diesel majors are eligible to apply for scholarships. Candidates need to be seeking
    • "Bachelors of Science degree in Automotive Technology" (BST) or
    • "Bachelors of Applied Science in Technology" with an emphasis in Automotive or Diesel (BAS).
  2. How do I apply?
    The university has an on-line program, where students can apply for scholarships.
    The three items below are required in order to apply on-line:
    • Granted admission into the University
    • Obtain a student identification number
    • Obtain a GUS PIN number
    After completing these three tasks prospective students can apply on-line for a scholarship. Go to the following web address: http://www.pittstate.edu/scholarships/ and click on "application".  Current students go to this link:  https://go.pittstate.edu/scholarship.app.init?VnXZstb9ZQz3s   Be sure to apply for the correct academic year.

  3. Students can also submit a letter of interest to the Automotive Technology Scholarship Coordinator. The letter should contain:
    • The date of your letter
    • Major
    • Class standing (freshman, sophomore, junior, senior)
      Freshmen should submit a copy of their high school transcript
    • Transfer students should submit a copy of your college transcript and possibly high school transcript
    • New students should mention the date you plan to start attending Pitt State
    • GPA
    • Relevant experience in the automotive or diesel field
    • Special needs or concerns
    • Expected graduation date
    • Current PSU students should include their I.D. #
    • Statement that you have applied on-line for scholarships

      Address Letter To:
      Mr. Scott Norman
      Dept of Automotive Technology
      Pittsburg State University
      1701 S Broadway
      Pittsburg, KS, 66762
  4. When is the scholarship application date deadline?
    To receive first consideration for a scholarship students must apply by the university deadline, February 1st. The Automotive Technology faculty begin meeting shortly after that deadline to award scholarships for the upcoming academic school year (August through May). These scholarships are presented to the recipients during the April awards banquet.

    I missed the deadline, and the scholarships have already been awarded for the academic year. Can I somehow still be considered for a scholarship?

    The majority of scholarships are awarded during the February/March time frame. However, at the discretion of the faculty and if funds are still available, candidates might be reviewed again in late July or up until the start of the fall semester. Candidates may send a letter of interest to the scholarship coordinator as listed above and apply on line. Read further.
  5. Are any other Automotive or Diesel scholarships offered throughout the semester?
    At times the department will have the opportunity to award scholarships throughout the year. Sometimes the department receives funds for scholarships during the academic year that are to be awarded during the same year. Students are urged to apply on-line and submit a letter of interest to the scholarship coordinator.
  6. What is the likelihood of an incoming freshman receiving a scholarship?
    The Automotive/Diesel Technology Department offers thousands of dollars of scholarships each year. However, on average, the program typically awards the larger scholarships to students who have already demonstrated their commitment towards earning a degree from the automotive technology program. The department does want to award scholarships to incoming freshmen and therefore encourages incoming freshmen to apply for scholarships as described above.
  7. Can Graduate Students earn automotive or diesel scholarships from the department?
    Although students can take some automotive and diesel classes for their Masters degree, we do not offer a Masters degree that is specifically "Automotive Technology". However, it is possible for a graduate student to be awarded a scholarship from the automotive & diesel technology department for extenuating circumstances. For example, if the graduate student did not have the opportunity to participate in a graduate assistantship, but the student has a substantial financial need and has agreed to complete some individual work for the automotive program.
  8. I am a new student, and have not yet started my education at Pitt State in the Automotive/Diesel program. What can I do in order to still be considered for a scholarship?
    Apply on-line as described above.  Note: A student must first apply for admission into the university before they can apply for a scholarship.  Therefore, complete the on-line application for admission into the institution, then complete the on-line scholarship scholarship application. 
  9. Do you know of any other places that I can apply for automotive scholarships?