Two Canadians are among the Auto Value/Bumper to Bumper scholarships awarded to employees and/or their children by the Aftermarket Auto Parts Alliance. Since the program began 15 years ago, more than a quarter of a million dollars has been dedicated to helping employees and their family members continue their education. Students seeking a scholarship wrote a 200-word essay on “What I hope to accomplish through my post high school graduation.” From all eligible applications, 32 students were selected to receive a $1,000 scholarship to be used at the trade school, college or university of their choice for the fall 2011 semester. “Continuing education can be expensive and we don’t want anyone to choose attending school or not based on financial resources. That was the main reason we created this scholarship program,” said Dave Kimbell, chairman of the Auto Value/Bumper to Bumper Education Committee. “It was hard judging submissions because they all were worthy. We’re pleased that we are able to do this for our associates and their families.” Lorena Moir, of Winnipeg, Man., Piston Ring Service and Mathew Dueck, St. Andrews, Man., Dawson Enterprises Ltd. were among the scholarship recipients. The 2011 Auto Value/Bumper to Bumper college scholarship recipients are:
Parts Store recipients: T.J. Carlisle Attapulgus, GA Decatur Auto Parts; Elizabeth Caudill, Ottumwa, IA Arnold Motor Supply; Laken Cook, Rawlings, MD, Miller Auto Parts; Erica DiLuzio, Erie, PA, Advantage Auto Store-10725; Lauren Harrington, Exeter, RI, McLaughlin Automotive Stores; Christine Henderson, Birmingham, AL, Ty’s Auto Parts & Service; Rebecca Hibma, Harris, IA, Arnold Motor Supply; Patrick Hince, Eau Claire, WI, Eau Claire Auto Parts; Brianna Jackman, Imlay City, MI, Armada Auto Parts; Edward Keichel, Jr., New Tripoli, PA, Lehigh Auto Parts Warehouse; Joshua McDonald, Silverhill, AL, Middleton Auto Parts; Lorena Moir, Winnipeg, MB, Piston Ring Service; James Muse, Broken Bow, OK, Crow-Burlingame #118; Nicole Rother, Brookville, OH, Brookville Auto Parts; Kelsey Schultz, Horicon, WI, Tim’s Auto Parts, Megan Winslade, Morrisville, PA, Bucks Co. Auto Parts
Certified Service Center recipients: David Adley, Rumford, ME, Adley’s Auto Sales and Service; Spencer Boldt, Chino Hills, CA, Chino Autotech Inc.; Jennifer DeMars, Osceola, WI, Auto Value Parts and Service Center; Rebecca Dinerman, Cranston, RI, Oil and Grease on Wheels; Mathew Dueck, St. Andrews, MB, Dawson Enterprises Ltd.; Leah Kauffman, Oregon City, OR, KARS Inc.; Allison Kennedy, Cape Coral, FL, Custom Tire and Auto, Christopher Maier, Crystal Lake, IL, The Shop Inc.; Elizabeth Ragan, Corvallis, OR, Tigard SUV Auto Repair; Kristine Roy, Lake Worth, FL, Mike Roy Automotive, Inc; Dylan Scholl, Friend, NE, Steve’s Repair and Towing; Aaron Skarlupka, Antigo, WI, Skarlupka Service; Jacob Stanhouse, Du Quoin, IL, McPherson Automotive; Myah Steward, Sioux City, IA, Budget Motors Inc.; Dominick Tortorice Wauconda, IL, State Road Auto Repair; Cory Weikel, Churchville, PA, Weikels Auto Repair.