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Supercross: Jeremy McGrath MMI Scholarship

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As the 2010 Monster Energy AMA Supercross, an FIM World Championship, season comes to an exciting conclusion this weekend at Sam Boyd Stadium in Las Vegas, the search for the Motorcycle Mechanics Institute (MMI) Jeremy McGrath Scholarship recipient enters its final phase.

The season-long search for three deserving recipients will culminate on Saturday night in front of the thousands of fans in attendance.

The MMI Jeremy McGrath Scholarship is designed for students with a passion for working with motorcycles to submit an application and a two-minute DVD expressing why they should receive the scholarship. Three individuals are selected and share the $20,000 grant toward his/her program of choice at the MMI campus in Phoenix, Ariz. or Orlando, Fla. The first, second and third place recipients will receive $10,000, $6,000 and $4,000, respectively.

"The Jeremy McGrath Scholarship is MMI’s chance to provide an opportunity for three fortunate individuals to pursue their dreams that otherwise wouldn’t have the financial ability to do so," said Veronica Meury, director of the UTI Foundation. "We take considerable pride in donating this money to three of the most deserving, hard-working individuals and we cannot wait until this weekend’s final race."

This is the seventh year that Monster Energy Supercross and MMI have teamed up to offer the Jeremy McGrath Scholarship. Last season marked the first year the award went to three aspiring mechanics with Jason Abney, Hazel Wirth and Brandon Dooley receiving the scholarship. Previous recipients include Todd Hunn (2005), Mary Morgan (2006), Matthew Langham (2007) and Tyler Sherbet (2008).

As part of the application process, McGrath will personally review the 10 semi-finalist DVDs and then conduct phone interviews with each of the four finalists before making his final selection in Las Vegas.

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Ron Lieback
Ron Lieback
One of the few moto journalists based on the East Coast, Ron Lieback joined the motorcycle industry as a freelancer in 2007, and is currently Online Editor at Ultimate Motorcycling. He is also the author of "365 to Vision: Modern Writer's Guide (How to Produce More Quality Writing in Less Time).

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