RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK, N.C. The Ohio Valley Automotive Aftermarket Association (OVAAA) has awarded its $1,000 scholarship award to Conner Kavanagh of Richwood, Ohio.
Kavanagh plans to attend the University of Northwestern Ohio to major in automotive and diesel technology. He also received a $1,000 award from the University of the Aftermarket Foundation.
Applicants for the 2012-2013 OVAAA awards were taken through the GAAS automotive scholarships’ website, www.automotivescholarships.com.
“The Ohio Valley Automotive Aftermarket Association is happy to assist Conner in his education,” said Gary Murdock, president of OVAAA. “We are pleased to be a part of this effort to invest in our industry’s future.”
“OVAAA scholars are typical of the outstanding applications we received this year,” said Pete Kornafel, chairman of the GAAS Scholarship Committee. “Through the efforts of OVAAA and other regional associations, along with the supporters of the GAAS scholarship fund, we are able to assist these students pursuing their dreams of an automotive aftermarket career.”
In addition to OVAAA, GAAS collaborates with these state associations and other automotive groups:
Alliance of Automotive Service Providers of Minnesota (AASP-MN)
Association of Diesel Specialists (ADS)
Automotive Aftermarket Association of the Carolinas and Tennessee (AAACT)
Automotive Aftermarket Association Southeast (AAAS)
Automotive Parts & Services Association (APSA)
Automotive Parts and Service Association of Illinois (APSA of IL)
California/Nevada/Arizona Automotive Wholesalers’ Association (CAWA)
Kentucky / Indiana Automotive Wholesalers Association (KIAWA)
Michigan Automotive Parts Association (MAPA)
New York State Automotive Aftermarket Association (NYSAAA)
Wisconsin Automotive Part Association (WAPA)
The following foundations and organizations also collaborate with GAAS to award scholarships:
Automotive Communication Council
Larry McCurdy Memorial Fund
Leadership Development Network
Michael Busch Memorial Fund
Multi Parts Supply
Standard Motor Products
Women’s Car Care Council (WB)
Additional scholarship funding comes from industry contributions from individuals, companies and foundations. Contributions can be made to the GAAS Scholarship Fund, c/o Susan Medick at AAIA, at (301) 654-6664, or [email protected].