WAI Global, in conjunction with the University of the Aftermarket Foundation (UAF), recently announced the WAI Global/Bill Ernst Memorial Scholarship.
The WAI Global/Bill Ernst Memorial Scholarship will present one $2,500 annual scholarship designated for a student pursuing a career in the automotive aftermarket.
The scholarship is available to students in two-year technical college programs and vocational schools and four-year college programs and subject to the same requirements as other UAF scholarships: applicants must be enrolled full-time in a college-level program or an ASE/NATEF (National Automotive Technician Education Foundation)-certified automotive technical program.
Graduate programs and part-time undergraduate programs do not qualify.
“Bill Ernst was employed by WAI for 20 years as a warehouse manager, account manager and senior account manager,” WAI said in a news release. “He represented all that was good in a dedicated employee. He was tenacious in obtaining new and retaining current business, driven by what was in the best interest of the company and the customer. He was universally well-liked, and a true pillar of the remanufacturing industry. Applicants should consider these attributes when applying.”
Recipients will be chosen by a selection committee appointed by the University of the Aftermarket Foundation (including a representative from WAI Global), using completed electronic applications filed at the scholarship website, and will adhere to the UAF scholarship deadlines for student applications and committee selection/awards.