In Memoriam Scholarships

Terry Emig

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The Terry Emig Hero Spirit Award was established in 2017 by his most ardent admirers and former colleagues, Nancy Bruner at Shell Lubricants and Kim McWaters at UTI. Along with Nancy, the award continues to be championed by the family of Terry Emig, led by his children, Ashley Short and Kelly Emig.

Before Terry’s poignant passing, a limited-edition, petite bronze sculpture of hands holding a flame was commissioned by TechForce and created by Montana artist Pamela Harr of Bridger Bronze, Inc and presented to Terry. The piece was inspired both by the nickname “Warrior of Light” given to Terry by Nancy Bruner, inspired by Paulo Coelho’s “Warrior of the Light: A Manual.”

The recognition of Terry’s unwavering support for those who love working with their hands, his passion for automotive trade school students, and how he always brought his special light to the world in service of others is reflected in the students awarded the Terry Emig Hero Spirit Award.

We encourage all who want to know more about the spirit of Terry Emig to view:

Conquering Temptation: Terry Emig’s Story
Interview with Terry Emig and Ashley Short
Terry Emig Memorial

John 15:5 "I am the vine and you are the branches. The one who remains in Me, and I in him, will bear much fruit. For apart from Me you can do nothing.”

The Terry Emig Hero Spirit Award, combining a tuition scholarship and a cash grant, is awarded to support a student who shares its namesake’s grace, integrity, kindness, generosity, faith, and service to others.

We appreciate your financial support, allowing the continuation of this prestigious award.


TechForce Foundation is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit EIN # 59-3828402.  Our mission is:  To champion all students to and through their education and into careers as professional technicians.

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