Auto Value, Bumper To Bumper Award $25,000 In Scholarships

Auto Value, Bumper To Bumper Award $25,000 In Scholarships

The students each have been awarded $1,000 for their studies in the 2020-2021 academic year.

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 or

2020 Aftermarket Auto Parts Alliance Scholarship Winners

StudentSchoolCourse of StudyWarehouse Distributor
Katherine BaumanNorthwestern Oklahoma State UniversityAgricultural EducationParts Warehouse, Inc.
Josh CameronProvidence University CollegeBusinessPiston Ring Service Supply
Ethan CarnahanSaskPoly Technical InstituteAgricultural Equipment TechnicianAuto Electric Service
Nicholas CatonEastern Kentucky UniversityBusinessHahn Automotive
Cole ChristiansDordt UniversityBusinessThe Merrill Company
Samuel CourtneyMississippi State UniversityEngineeringParts Warehouse, Inc.
Katelyn HalversonSouth Dakota State UniversityNursingThe Merrill Company
Kathleen HinsonChipola CollegeBusinessTri-State Automotive Warehouse
Jarrett HudsonOklahoma State UniversityBusinessJobbers Automotive Warehouse
Carlos IruretagoyenaUniversity of ArizonaBusinessMalpa Automotriz
Micheyla JamesOral Roberts UniversityEducationParts Warehouse, Inc.
Anna JohnsonUniversity of Arkansas at Little RockBusinessParts Warehouse, Inc.
Jenna Lee (pictured above)Minnesota State University Moorhead Automotive Parts Headquarters
Mark MaligSouthern Alberta Institute of TechnologyParts TechnicianCentral Auto Parts Distributors
Hannah OlsonBuena Vista UniversityBusinessThe Merrill Company
Jeffrey PetersonNorthwest Iowa Community CollegeAutomotive TechnicianThe Merrill Company
Breanna PreskarUniversity of Wisconsin – La CrossePsychologyAuto-Wares Group of Companies
Delaney ReidMichigan State UniversityPsychologyAuto-Wares Group of Companies
Joshua RoosUniversity of Massachusetts – AmherstBusinessNorwood Motor Parts
Rebecca RoosUniversity of Michigan – Ann ArborNursingNorwood Motor Parts
Kooper SmithUniversity of Arkansas at Rich MountainBusinessABC Auto Parts
Lucas SmithArizona State UniversityBusinessNPW Companies
Luke TangenItasca Community CollegeEngineeringAutomotive Parts Headquarters
David ValentMichigan State UniversityEngineeringAuto-Wares Group of Companies
Benjamin WestTrine UniversityBusinessAuto-Wares Group of Companies

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