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UTI Foundation Receives Generous Grant From the Diane and Bruce Halle Foundation to Support Veteran Education and Students in Need

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Supporting Veteran Education is a Growing Priority

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz., June 18, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Universal Technical Institute (UTI) Foundation is the recipient of a generous grant from the Diane and Bruce Halle Foundation. The grant will be split between the UTI Foundation's Military Transition Support Fund and its Student Pantry/Student Emergency Fund.

The UTI Foundation's Military Transition Support Fund helps veterans returning home from active service to transition into civilian life and technical education for a career in automotive, diesel, collision repair, motorcycle, marine, NASCAR or other transportation sectors.

"At the UTI Foundation, we've placed a priority on helping our veterans transition into well-paying technical careers by receiving a high quality education for which UTI is known," said Bob Bendotti, Interim Executive Director, UTI Foundation. "We are very pleased to have the support of the Diane and Bruce Halle Foundation. For many veterans, this grant will provide financial support that will be the difference between dropping out or staying in school."

The UTI Foundation's Student Pantry/Student Emergency Fund provides food for any UTI student in need, and small emergency grants assist with unexpected life events such as a roommate moving out unexpectedly and need to cover a portion of a month's rent.

Diane Halle, President of the Diane and Bruce Halle Foundation, said "Education is not only important for individual growth, but it is necessary to improve our world.  Bruce and I believe that everyone should have the opportunity to receive an education, which is why we chose to work with the UTI Foundation to educate the veterans and students in our community."

The mission of UTI Foundation is to support and encourage technical education for the automotive, diesel, collision repair, motorcycle, marine, NASCAR and other transportation industries through scholarships, grants, career development and other special programs.

Information about the Military Transition Support Fund and its Student Pantry/Student Emergency Fund is available on the UTI Foundation website at www.utifoundation.net.

About UTI Foundation:
The UTI Foundation, a 501(c)(3) Arizona nonprofit, is the umbrella organization for all Universal Technical Institute, Inc. (NYSE: UTI) not-for-profit initiatives and is dedicated to raising funds to support and encourage technical education for the automotive, diesel, collision repair, motorcycle, marine, NASCAR and other transportation industries through scholarships, grants, career development and other special programs. For more information, visit www.utifoundation.net.

About Diane and Bruce Halle Foundation:
Based in Scottsdale, Arizona, the Diane and Bruce Halle Foundation was established in 2002, and is a philanthropic resource for a broad range of charitable endeavors. The mission of the Foundation is to create and implement collaborative philanthropy, while working with grant partners to multiply the impact of each investment they make in the areas of social justice, homelessness, hunger, human services, education, arts and culture, and health and medicine.

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 170,000 graduates in its 48-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. For more information visit www.uti.edu

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