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Michigan Automotive Parts Association Announces Recipients Of 2018 Educational Development Scholarship Fund

The program awarded three $1,000 scholarships, along with a $500 scholarship for the recipient of the 2018 Jud Morrison Memorial Achievement of Excellence Award.

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The Michigan Automotive Parts Association (MAPA) announced that the Lansing’s Capital Region Community Foundation has chosen the recipients of MAPA’s 2018 Educational Development Scholarship Fund.

The foundation awarded three $1,000 scholarships, along with a $500 scholarship for the recipient of the 2018 Jud Morrison Memorial Achievement of Excellence Award.

The recipients are:

  • Madeleine Gray (sponsored by Ron’s Auto Parts Warehouse in Capac, Michigan) – Gray will be a freshmen at Saginaw Valley State University in University Center, Michigan, majoring in elementary education and integrated science this fall. She is the daughter of Ron and Emi Gray of Almont, Michigan.
  • John Staiger IV (sponsored by NAPA Port Huron in Port Huron, Michigan) – Staiger will be a junior at Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University in Daytona Beach, Florida, majoring in aerospace engineering this fall. He is the son of John and Wendy Staiger III of St. Clair, Michigan.
  • Brooke Peckham (sponsored by Auto-Wares Group of Companies in Grand Rapids, Michigan) – Peckham will be a junior at Grand Rapids Community College in Grand Rapids, Michigan, this fall, majoring in human resources management to support the growing car care industry. She is the daughter of Charles and Merriea Lubben of Cedar Springs, Michigan. Peckham’s MAPA Educational Development Scholarship Fund scholarship is in conjunction with the University of the Aftermarket Foundation.

Peckham also received the distinguished 2018 Jud Morrison Memorial Achievement of Excellence Award, named in memory of MAPA co-founding father and past chairman of the board of directors, Justin Morrison. Peckham’s academic achievements and outstanding community service record exemplifies the high standards and commitment to excellence that Jud Morrison stood for.

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The Michigan Automotive Parts Association has allied its scholarship program with the Capital Region Community Foundation to enable MAPA’s charitable pursuits. Since the MAPA Educational Development Scholarship Fund program began in 1991, MAPA has awarded $75,000 to 80 students.

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