Curtis A. Cryderman Memorial Scholarship

This scholarship in the Automotive Technology Program was established to help students with a passion for automobiles similar to that of Curtis Allen Cryderman (1963 – 2004). With innate talent honed by personal hands-on application, academic course work, and on-the-job training and experience, Curt excelled at auto body work/refinishing of new and classic cars. And, true to his Studebaker family automotive heritage, Curt typically “Gave More Than He Promised”, according to his mother, scholarship creator and MCC alumnus, Sandra A. Studebaker.

  • half-time enrollment (6 credit hours or more) in the Automotive Technology Program, Product Design, Machining or Digital Sculptor Program each semester of award
  • minimum GPA of 2.5 or higher each semester of award
  • applicants must explain their passion for the automotive industry with an essay (up to 250 words) and should include photos of their work that they are most proud of
  • award is for tuition, fees, books, and other educational expenses

Supplemental Questions
  1. Please provide a 250-word essay explaining your passion for the automotive industry.
  2. Please include photos of your work that you are most proud of.