SANTA ANA, Calif. Scott Brown, an automotive student at the WyoTech Blairsville, Pa., campus, has been named the recipient of the Vic Edelbrock Sr. Scholarship Award. The $5,000 scholarship was presented to Brown at the SEMA Show on Nov. 7, in the presence of show attendees and Brown’s family. Vic Edelbrock Jr., chairman of Edelbrock LLC, presented the scholarship from the Edelbrock trade show booth during a record-breaking event at the Las Vegas Convention Center.
“With a 4.0 GPA and a strong work ethic, Scott was our first choice for the scholarship that honors the memory of my father,” said Edelbrock. “Scott’s integrity and his passion for performance were evident throughout the interview process. It was great to meet him and his mother, Judy, who were both first time SEMA Show attendees and lifelong automotive fans.”
The Vic Edelbrock Sr. Scholarship Award is presented to students and graduates who have shown excellent attendance and earned top grades during their studies at an automotive trade school. The desire to build high-performance engines and to be employed in the automotive aftermarket are just a few of the qualities required of the scholarship recipient. Brown was one of many candidates who applied for this year’s prestigious award.
After serving four years in the Army, Brown made the decision to attend WyoTech in Blairsville to learn the skills he needed to open his own automotive performance shop. Originally from Chesterton, Ind., Brown scored 10 out of 10 points for his work ethic, character and ambition. When asked about his dream job, Brown said, “I want to design high-performance systems for everyday cars. In other words, tear apart brand-new cars and make them better!”
“Scott is an outstanding student and we’re thrilled that he was awarded the Edelbrock scholarship,” said Art Herman, WyoTech Blairsville campus president. “Not only is he a deserving United States veteran, but he also achieved the highest score possible in three of his automotive core program classes, and continues to excel in his studies.”