From social workers to conservationists, and doctors to teachers, 55 young adults will be better able to pursue the career of their choice with a little help from AIA; and proud parents from AIA member companies will be relieved to know financial support for their child’s education is on the way. The Automotive Industries Association of Canada is pleased to announce the 2006 winners of the Marion Roberts Scholarship Awards. The Scholarships are an AIA member benefit for students pursuing a post secondary education in any field of endeavour. They are awarded based on academic achievement, leadership skills and community involvement to the children of AIA member company employees. “AIA was very impressed with the quality of this year’s applicants,” says AIA President Ray Datt. “Every year we are proud to support our members through the Marion Roberts Scholarship. I think it’s a testament to this industry and its focus on family and community that our member’s children have demonstrated dedication and hard work toward their studies and their communities. The parents of these young people should be very proud. Congratulations and best wishes to them all!” It is often difficult for individual companies, especially small businesses, to be able to offer a scholarship program to their employees. As a national association, AIA is able to offer this scholarship as a member service. While the scholarship is open to all AIA member companies, it is particularly valuable to AIA jobber members and their employees. AIA encourages more member companies, jobbers in particular, to take advantage of the scholarship and let their employees know about it, so that more deserving young people can benefit from this valuable member service. The Marion Roberts scholarship applicants do not have to be pursuing a career in the aftermarket, they can be pursuing any field of study, at any post-secondary level, at any Canadian college or university. Scholarship recipients receive $500 from AIA to offset their tuition fees. Applications for 2007 will be mailed to AIA members in the spring, or students can download a copy from the AIA web site www.aiacanada.com. The deadline for applications is July 15, 2007. The Automotive Industries Association of Canada (AIA) is a national trade association representing the automotive aftermarket industry.