HOUSTON—Roan Cowart, a 2006 South Effingham High School graduate, was honored with a tool grant from 3M and the Collision Repair Education Foundation in a ceremony on May 19 at Universal Technical Institute’s (UTI) Houston campus.
Cowart, an Army veteran from Guyton, was awarded a $4,500 tool grant from 3M as part of the Hire Our Heroes Scholarship and Tool Grant Program. Cowart is currently enrolled in UTI’s Collision Repair and Refinishing Technology (CRRT) program and was selected based on a written essay and letter of recommendation from an instructor or employer.
“I’m very thankful for 3M and the Collision Repair Education Foundation awarding me this great opportunity,” Cowart said. “This tool grant ensures that I have a positive start in my collision repair career.”
Each year, 3M and Collision Repair Education Foundation join together to award and support America’s heroes by providing tools and funds for education and training within the collision repair industry for returning military veterans and their families.