As students across the country return to college campuses both online and in-person, Auto Value and Bumper to Bumper announced 25 winners in their 2020 scholarship competition. The students, picked from a competitive pool of applicants across North America, have each been awarded $1,000 for their studies in the 2020-2021 academic year.
“It is always a pleasure to recognize and honor Auto Value and Bumper to Bumper students,” said J.C. Washbish, vice president of sales and marketing for Auto Value and Bumper to Bumper. “Each one of these winners has already achieved many noteworthy accomplishments, and we look forward to supporting them in their future endeavors.”
All candidates were required to submit a comprehensive application that included essay prompts, short answers, letters of recommendations, applicable transcripts and more. In order to be eligible for the Auto Value and Bumper to Bumper scholarship funds, they also had to be Auto Value or Bumper to Bumper employees or children of employees.
A seven-person panel from the University of the Aftermarket Foundation reviewed the dozens of applications and determined the 25 winners.
“As tuition continues to rise, associates at our stores, Certified Service Centers and distribution centers genuinely appreciate the help provided by the Alliance’s scholarship program,” said Dennis Spooner, president and managing partner of Auto Value shareholder owner The Merrill Company/Arnold Motor Supply. “The Alliance offers many programs, from training to big trip giveaways, but scholarship recipients are always the most excited to get the call. We at Arnold Motor Supply are proud to have four Alliance scholarship winners in 2020.”
Since the Alliance scholarship program was developed in 2001, it has awarded more than $500,000 in scholarships to deserving students. The annual program encourages continuing education within the membership and supports the next workforce generation in achieving their educational goals.
For more information on the Auto Value and Bumper to Bumper scholarship program, visit autovalue.com or bumpertobumper.com.
2020 Aftermarket Auto Parts Alliance Scholarship Winners
|Student||School||Course of Study||Warehouse Distributor|
|Katherine Bauman||Northwestern Oklahoma State University||Agricultural Education||Parts Warehouse, Inc.|
|Josh Cameron||Providence University College||Business||Piston Ring Service Supply|
|Ethan Carnahan||SaskPoly Technical Institute||Agricultural Equipment Technician||Auto Electric Service|
|Nicholas Caton||Eastern Kentucky University||Business||Hahn Automotive|
|Cole Christians||Dordt University||Business||The Merrill Company|
|Samuel Courtney||Mississippi State University||Engineering||Parts Warehouse, Inc.|
|Katelyn Halverson||South Dakota State University||Nursing||The Merrill Company|
|Kathleen Hinson||Chipola College||Business||Tri-State Automotive Warehouse|
|Jarrett Hudson||Oklahoma State University||Business||Jobbers Automotive Warehouse|
|Carlos Iruretagoyena||University of Arizona||Business||Malpa Automotriz|
|Micheyla James||Oral Roberts University||Education||Parts Warehouse, Inc.|
|Anna Johnson||University of Arkansas at Little Rock||Business||Parts Warehouse, Inc.|
|Jenna Lee (pictured above)||Minnesota State University Moorhead||Automotive Parts Headquarters|
|Mark Malig||Southern Alberta Institute of Technology||Parts Technician||Central Auto Parts Distributors|
|Hannah Olson||Buena Vista University||Business||The Merrill Company|
|Jeffrey Peterson||Northwest Iowa Community College||Automotive Technician||The Merrill Company|
|Breanna Preskar||University of Wisconsin – La Crosse||Psychology||Auto-Wares Group of Companies|
|Delaney Reid||Michigan State University||Psychology||Auto-Wares Group of Companies|
|Joshua Roos||University of Massachusetts – Amherst||Business||Norwood Motor Parts|
|Rebecca Roos||University of Michigan – Ann Arbor||Nursing||Norwood Motor Parts|
|Kooper Smith||University of Arkansas at Rich Mountain||Business||ABC Auto Parts|
|Lucas Smith||Arizona State University||Business||NPW Companies|
|Luke Tangen||Itasca Community College||Engineering||Automotive Parts Headquarters|
|David Valent||Michigan State University||Engineering||Auto-Wares Group of Companies|
|Benjamin West||Trine University||Business||Auto-Wares Group of Companies|