Auto Value, Bumper to Bumper Award $25K in Scholarships Through UAF

Auto Value/Bumper to Bumper Announce Scholarship Winners

The recipients were selected from a competitive pool of student applicants from across North America.

Auto Value and Bumper to Bumper, in collaboration with the University of the Aftermarket Foundation, are pleased to announce 25 winners of the 2023 scholarship season.

The recipients, picked from a competitive pool of student applicants from across North America, will be recognized as they work toward their degrees.

This year’s scholarship recipients and their respective warehouse distributor include:

  • David Ritchie, San Antonio, Texas – Aftermarket Auto Parts Alliance Inc.
  • Kalan Kalynka, Regina, Saskatchewan – Auto Electric
  • Karina Rice, Willmar, Minnesota – Automotive Parts Headquarters Inc.
  • Cody Narloch, Drayton, North Dakota – Automotive Parts Headquarters Inc.
  • Garrett Wolcott, Milford, Michigan – Auto-Wares Group of Companies
  • Anna Reid, Weidman, Michigan – Auto-Wares Group of Companies
  • Jarod Wright, Manistee, Michigan – Auto-Wares Group of Companies
  • Shanarie Starks, Grayling, Michigan – Auto-Wares Group of Companies
  • Ranjot Singh, Calgary, Alberta – Central Auto Parts Distributors
  • Alexandra Skidmore, Starrucca, Pennsylvania – Hahn Automotive Warehouse Inc.
  • Connor Shively, Overton, Nebraska – Merrill Company (The)/Arnold Motor Supply
  • Lucas Matt, Boone, Iowa – Merrill Company (The)/Arnold Motor Supply
  • Madison Long, Greenfield, Iowa – Merrill Company (The)/Arnold Motor Supply
  • Brady Mulligan, Prospect, Kentucky – Moog Louisville Warehouse
  • Shandon Burnham, Bryan, Texas – Parts Warehouse Inc./Crow-Burlingame
  • Logan Millien, West Monroe, Louisiana – Parts Warehouse Inc./Crow-Burlingame
  • Susan Fullam, Tulsa, Oklahoma – Parts Warehouse Inc./Crow-Burlingame
  • Coby Reeves, Buckner, Arkansas – Parts Warehouse Inc./Crow-Burlingame
  • Carson Spencer, Tulsa, Oklahoma – Parts Warehouse Inc./Crow-Burlingame
  • Robert Holmes, Petal, Mississippi – Parts Warehouse Inc./Crow-Burlingame
  • Madeline Ezell, Hopkinsville, Kentucky – Parts Warehouse Inc./Crow-Burlingame
  • Kassidy Sanders, Hampton, Arkansas – Parts Warehouse Inc./Crow-Burlingame
  • Tyfani Wood, Gould, Arkansas – Parts Warehouse Inc./Crow-Burlingame
  • Breanna Baillio, Glenmora, Louisiana – Parts Warehouse Inc./Crow-Burlingame
  • Katelyn DeWitt, Meridian, Mississippi – Parts Warehouse Inc./Crow-Burlingame


“This has been another great year of qualified candidates. Each year the application pool gets better and more competitive,” said Laurel Lopez, marketing & events coordinator for the Aftermarket Auto Parts Alliance, program headquarters for Auto Value and Bumper to Bumper. “We are excited to see what the future holds for the students’ education and career paths, and look forward to continued support of the University of the Aftermarket Foundation.”

Through their affiliation with Auto Value and Bumper to Bumper, all potential candidates filled out a comprehensive application that included essay prompts, short answers, letters of recommendation, transcript requirements and more. A panel of judges reviewed and ranked the applicants based on their merits following guidelines and administration from the University of the Aftermarket Foundation. Candidates also were required to show they were employees or children of employees at an Auto Value, Bumper to Bumper or Confidence Plus location. 

Since the Alliance scholarship program was developed in 2001, it has awarded almost $575,000 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 about the University of the Aftermarket Foundation, please visit https://uofa-foundation.org/.

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