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Standard Motor Supports GAAS Scholarships with $25,000 Pledge


1/13/2010

Standard Motor Products has pledged $25,000 to fund five $1,000 GAAS scholarships each year for the next five years for students planning careers as automotive technicians. These will be named the Standard Motor Products Scholarships.
 
RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK, N.C. – Standard Motor Products has pledged $25,000 to fund five $1,000 GAAS scholarships each year for the next five years for students planning careers as automotive technicians. These will be named the Standard Motor Products Scholarships.

 “We are pleased to support the GAAS scholarship fund with these awards,” said Larry Sills, chairman of the board, Standard Motor Products.

 “Standard Motor Products’ generous donation will allow us to offer awards to more students in the coming years,” said Pete Kornafel, chairman of the GAAS scholarship committee.

 GAAS scholarship funding comes from the annual Global Automotive Aftermarket Symposium (GAAS) and industry contributions from individuals, companies and foundations.

In 2009, a total of 75 students – 68 in the United States and seven in Canada – were awarded scholarships by the GAAS scholarship fund and its contributors. Another 41 awards were made by other groups collaborating with GAAS. Ten students received multiple awards. Contributions can be made to the GAAS Scholarship Fund, c/o Susan Medick at AAIA, at (301) 654-6664, or susan.medick@aftermarket.org.

Applications are now being accepted online for the 2010 Global Automotive Aftermarket Symposium (GAAS) scholarship, awarded to students planning automotive aftermarket careers. The electronic application is available at www.automotivescholarships.com. The deadline to apply is Wednesday, March 31.















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