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Milton CAT Scholarship Partnership

Interested in becoming a Milton CAT Caterpillar technician or parts person? The first step is to get a quality education. Milton CAT partners in education with SUNY Cobleskill’s Diesel Technology Program. As a student, you will follow the Diesel Technology curriculum to earn an Associate’s Degree and along the way learn how to work on Caterpillar equipment using the latest technology and tooling. During the summers between your semesters, you will have the opportunity to Co-op at one of Milton CAT’s 13 full-service locations in Maine, New Hampshire, Vermont, New York, or Massachusetts. This summer experience will provide you with a good paying job and will prepare you to become a member of Milton CAT’s 500-person technical staff.

 

Caterpillar Scholarship

Caterpillar generously offers scholarships each year to students in SUNY Cobleskill's Diesel Technology, Power Machinery and Agricultural Equipment Technology programs. The amounts per semester are $1,250 for in-state students and $1,750 for out-of-state students.

To apply for the scholarship, complete the general scholarship application provided by the college >


Submission Requirements and Award Criteria

     Incoming Freshman Student

1. Student has a “B” average or higher high school GPA.
2. Student has applied and been accepted into one of the following programs:
           • Diesel Technology
           • Power and Machinery
           • Agricultural Equipment Technology
3. Student has accepted SUNY Cobleskill as their college choice.
4. Student has filled out the scholarship application by the appropriate deadline.
5. Student must submit a letter stating their future employment goals and interest in the equipment industry.
6. Student must submit a recommendation letter from a teacher or community leader.
7. In the event of scholarship funding limitations, the selection committee will look at GPA ranking as well as additional activities in the related field of study.
8. Student shall not be sponsored by a non-Caterpillar dealership.


     Continuing Student

1. Student has a 3.0 GPA average or higher in one of the following programs:
          • Diesel Technology
          • Power and Machinery
          • Agricultural Equipment Technology
2. Student is a full time (12 or more credits) matriculated student in good standing.
3. Student has filled out the scholarship application by the appropriate deadline.
4. Student must submit a recommendation letter from an employer in the equipment industry.
5. In the event of scholarship funding limitations, the selection committee will look at GPA ranking as well as additional activities in the related field of study.
6. Campus activities and club involvement will be considered.
7. Student shall not be sponsored by a non-Caterpillar dealership.


 

Caterpillar Sponsoring Dealership

Students in the Caterpillar Tech program must be sponsored by an authorized Caterpillar dealership for their paid summer internships. Students may request assistance in locating a sponsoring dealership.


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