The Automotive Industries Association of Canada (AIA) is pleased to announce that 10 Canadian students received Global Automotive Aftermarket Symposium (GAAS) scholarships for 2008. Each student received $1000 towards their post-secondary education. Several students are pursuing careers in automotive-related fields such as motive power and automotive service technician programs, and others are studying in fields outside the automotive sector. “Each of these students has shown commitment to excellence and great enthusiasm for their area of study. “They set a positive example for other young people and demonstrate the huge potential that the younger generation holds for our and other industries”, said Marc Brazeau, president of AIA Canada. “AIA Canada is pleased to work with the GAAS Selection Committee year after year to bring the benefits of this grant to exceptional Canadian students.” Canadian GAAS scholarship applicants must be enrolled full-time in a college-level program or an accredited automotive technical program. Priority is given to those pursuing a career in the automotive aftermarket. The annual investment to help develop future aftermarket industry leaders is primarily funded through proceeds from the annual Global Automotive Aftermarket Symposium. Scholarship applications are available from the AIA Canada website at www.aiacanada.ca. Additional information on the symposium is available on the Symposium website www.globalsymposium.org.