ASE Education Foundation Awards Michael Busch Memorial Scholarships

ASE Foundation Awards Michael Busch Memorial Scholarships

The two honorees are Brendan Arthur of Huntington Valley, Pennsylvania, and Najah Brown of Philadelphia.

The ASE Education Foundation has announced the recipients of the Michael Busch Memorial Scholarships for the 2021-2022 school year.

The two honorees, Brendan Arthur of Huntington Valley, Pennsylvania, and Najah Brown of Philadelphia, each were awarded Busch Scholarships in recognition of their outstanding academic achievement.

“We congratulate Brendan and Najah on earning these prestigious scholarships,” said Mike Coley, ASE Education Foundation president. “Each honoree is an excellent student and leader in their respective communities, and we know they will achieve success as they pursue careers in the automotive field. We are honored to be able to award these scholarships in memory of Michael Busch and thank the University of the Aftermarket Foundation for their assistance in administering the distribution of the scholarships.”

The Michael Busch Memorial Scholarship fund was created in memory of the son of a former collision shop owner and ASE board member, Jim Busch, who operated a shop in Issaquah, Washington, until his retirement. His son, Michael, was an automotive technology student who tragically lost his battle with cancer. 

“Our family is honored to present these scholarships to two such well-deserving individuals,” said Busch. “The scholarships are a meaningful way to remember Michael while helping educate the next generation of students who plan on careers in the auto care industry.”

Each year, two scholarships are awarded to collision students in Michael Busch’s name. Qualified applicants should be a graduating high school senior or have graduated from high school or received a GED certificate. In addition, the applicants should be enrolled or planning to enroll as a full-time student in a two or four-year-college or an ASE-accredited post-secondary collision repair program.

To learn more about the Michael Busch Memorial Scholarships and other scholarships offered by the University of the Aftermarket Foundation, visit

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