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News   August 16, 2019   by Renee Montague

Scholarships available for kids of AIA Canada members

The Automotive Industries Association (AIA) of Canada scholarship program is now part of the AIA High Fives for Kids Foundation activities.

“For more than 30 years, the scholarship program has offered hundreds of thousands of dollars to support students pursuing careers in the automotive aftermarket. While making a meaningful difference in the lives of the recipients, the program also helped shape the future of the sector,” said Jean François Champagne, president of AIA Canada.

The foundation has established a new AIA Canada High Fives for Kids Scholarship will award successful candidates five grants of $1,000 and it is open to the children of full time employees at active AIA Canada member companies.

The selection criteria and the deadline for application are available online and include academic achievement, skill, extracurricular involvement, and special abilities.

“Through the High Fives for Kids Foundation, AIA Canada’s members raise thousands of dollars for children’s charities all across the country,” said Luciana Nechita, executive director of the foundation. “This scholarship is a way for us to give back to our members whose hard work makes the Foundation a success.”

 In addition to this new scholarship, the Foundation also administers three other scholarship programs:

  •         The University of the Aftermarket Foundation Scholarship Program
  •         Arthur Paulin Automotive Aftermarket Scholarship Program
  •         Divisions’ Scholarship Program