by: Pete Kornafel
May 31, 2012
Margaret Beck, AASA
Stant Awards Five Scholarships for 2012
RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK, N.C. – The Stant Corp. has awarded five $1,000 scholarships through the Global Automotive Aftermarket Symposium (GAAS) Scholarship Committee.
The Stant award winners, listed below, are students planning careers as automotive technicians:
· Mark Campbell, Leesburg, Va.
· Jacob Conlon, Ludlow, Mass.
· Alexander Leonard, Rockville, Ind.
· Anthony Looman, Frankfort, Mich.
· Damon Soltero, Columbia, S.C.
Stant Corp. pledged $5,000 to fund five $1,000 scholarships for the 2012 GAAS scholarship awards.
“It was our pleasure to work with the GAAS Scholarship Committee on our awards this year, and we look forward to getting more involved in the process in 2013,” said Curt Howell, president and CEO of Stant. “We are pleased to provide this much-needed assistance to students planning careers as technicians, and hope that these awards serve as inspiration for other students considering entering our industry.”
In addition to Stant, GAAS collaborates with these state associations and other automotive groups:
The following foundations and organizations also collaborate with GAAS to award scholarships:
Additional scholarship funding comes from industry contributions from individuals, companies and foundations. Contributions can be made to the GAAS Scholarship Fund, c/o Susan Medick at AAIA, at 301-654-6664, or email@example.com.
About the GAAS Scholarship Program
The GAAS program is a joint professional education effort of the of the Alliance of State Automotive Aftermarket Associations (ASAAA), Automotive Aftermarket Industry Association (AAIA), Automotive Aftermarket Suppliers Association (AASA), Automotive Industries Association (AIA) of Canada, Automotive Parts Remanufacturers Association (APRA), Automotive Service Association (ASA), Automotive Warehouse Distributors Association (AWDA), Motorist Assurance Program (MAP), Motor & Equipment Manufacturers Association (MEMA), Specialty Equipment Market Association (SEMA), Tire Industry Association (TIA) and University of the Aftermarket. Polk is the corporate sponsor of the Global Automotive Aftermarket Symposium. The event is made possible through the generous support of the University of the Aftermarket Foundation.