RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK, N.C. – The Automotive Aftermarket Association of the Carolinas and Tennessee (AAACT) has announced the recipients of its scholarship for the 2015-2016 academic year. The recipients are:
• $500 – Darren Brittain of Rock Hill, S.C.
• $500 – Andrew Mercer of Jacksonville, N.C.
• $500 – John Mercer of Jacksonville, N.C.
• $1,000 – Ashley Hemingway of Fayetteville, N.C.
“AAACT is pleased to assist Darren, Andrew, John and Ashley as they pursue their education,” said Randy Lisk, executive vice president of AAACT. “We are pleased to be a part of this effort to invest in our country’s future.”
“The students selected for AAACT scholarships exemplify the outstanding applications received this year through the online application process,” said Pete Kornafel, chairman of the GAAS Scholarship Committee. “Through the efforts of AAACT and other regional associations, along with the supporters of the GAAS scholarship fund, we are able to assist many students pursuing their dreams of higher education.”
In addition to AAACT, GAAS collaborates with these state associations and other automotive groups:
Alliance of Automotive Service Providers of Minnesota (AASP-MN)
Association of Diesel Specialists (ADS)
Automotive Aftermarket Association Southeast (AAAS)
Automotive Parts and Service Association
California/Nevada/Arizona Automotive Wholesalers’ Association (CAWA)
Kentucky/Indiana Automotive Wholesalers Association Michigan Automotive Parts Association (MAPA)
Midwest Automotive Parts and Service Association (MAPSA)
Mobile Air Conditioning Society (MACS)
North American Council of Automotive Teachers (NACAT) Education Foundation
New York State Automotive Aftermarket Association (NYSAAA)
Wisconsin Automotive Part Association (WAPA)
The following foundations and organizations also collaborate with GAAS to award scholarships:
Auto Care Association
Automotive Aftermarket Suppliers Association/Overseas Automotive Council
Automotive Communication Council
Larry McCurdy Memorial Fund
Leadership Development Network
Michael Busch Memorial Fund
Multi Parts Supply
National Institute for Automotive Service Excellence (ASE)
IHS, Driven by Polk
Standard Motor Products
University of the Aftermarket Foundation
Women’s Car Care Council (WB)
Additional scholarship funding comes from industry contributions provided by individuals, companies and foundations. Contributions can be made to the Scholarship Fund, c/o Susan Medick at the Auto Care Association at 301-654-6664 or [email protected].