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.
Motor Products’ generous donation will allow us to offer awards to more
students in the coming years,” said Pete Kornafel, chairman of the GAAS
GAAS scholarship funding comes from the
annual Global Automotive Aftermarket Symposium (GAAS) and industry
contributions from individuals, companies and foundations.
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 firstname.lastname@example.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.