College Scholarship Details and Rules


Fifty  $2,000.00 scholarships, renewable for up to 4 years, are awarded each year upon verification of enrollment for the fall term. The scholarships are prorated according to the number of SMART Transportation Division members in each of nine districts. The names of the 50 scholarship winners for the academic year 2020/2021 will be drawn at UTUIA headquarters in North Olmsted after the March 31, 2020 April 30th, 2020 deadline for submission of applications.


Requirements of a UTUIA scholarship applicant are that he or she be a U.S. citizen, at least a high school senior or equivalent, and age 25 or under.

Applicants must be associated with the UTUIA by either owning a UTUIA insurance policy, or by being the child or grandchild of a current UTUIA policyholder. To be eligible for a scholarship, you must have a UTUIA policy in our system by 12/31/2019.

Applicants also must be accepted for admittance, or already enrolled, for at least 12 credit hours per quarter or semester at a recognized institution of higher learning (university, college or junior college, nursing or technical school offering college credit). Graduate schools are not included. Families of full-time SMART Transportation Division officers are not eligible.

Applications must be received no later than March 31, 2020 April 30th, 2020. Please submit only one application per student. Incomplete or duplicate applications will not be accepted.

The application form is only available at by clicking on ‘Scholarship Information’ and ‘Scholarship Application”


Scholarships are awarded on the basis of chance, not grades. A UTUIA scholar, however, is expected to maintain a satisfactory academic record to keep the scholarship for the full four years.


The UTUIA Scholarship Committee decides whether individual scholarships should be continued or discontinued. Each successful applicant must provide annual proof of eligibility on or before a deadline set by the scholarship committee to qualify for a continuing award. The day-to-day management of the program is handled by the office of the UTUIA Secretary & Treasurer.

Application: Click here


Further questions may be directed to Beth Thomas by calling (216) 227-5254, or by emailing