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CAWA Announces 2014-’15 Scholarship Winners

CAWA provided $10,000 in scholarships this year to 11 individuals.


SACRAMENTO, Calif. – CAWA, representing the automotive parts industry, has announced the recipients of its 2014-’15 scholarship awards. CAWA provided $10,000 in scholarships this year to 11 individuals.
“Once again, CAWA is proud to assist these young people in pursuing their careers in the automotive aftermarket," said Rodney Pierini, CAWA president and CEO, in announcing the awards. “We have awardees from the three states we represent."
Recipients of the scholarships include:
•$1,500 – Ashley Strunk, The Mort Schwartz Award – Universal Technical Institute
•$1,000 – Christian Luna – Chabot College
•$1,000 – Emily Lowdermilk – De Anza College
•$1,000 – Kein Thay – Pasadena City College
•$1,000 – Stephanie Yim – Chabot College
•$750 – Jacob Calvillo – Weber State University
•$750 – Jesse Phillips – Skyline College
•$750 – Jonas Banuelos – Rio Hondo College
•$750 – Matthew Walsh – Gateway Community College
•$750 – Sandra Albarran Santos – Gateway Community College
•$750 – Tonantzin Nordwall – Universal Technical Institute
The primary scholarship fundraising effort by CAWA is its annual dinner meeting held the Sunday night before the AAPEX and SEMA shows. This year, it will be held Nov. 2 at the Paris Hotel in Las Vegas. Scholarship funding also comes, in part, from a grant provided by the University of the Aftermarket Foundation.
To contribute to the association’s scholarship fund, contact Rodney Pierini at 800-332-2292 or [email protected].


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