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APSA Of Illinois Announces Scholarship Winners

Jesse Brian of Olney, Ill., received a $500 Scholarship and Umair Shah of Wheaton, Ill., received a $300 Scholarship.

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RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK, N.C. – The Automotive Parts and Service Association of Illinois (APSA of Illinois) has awarded two scholarships for the 2014-’15 academic year. Jesse Brian of Olney, Ill., received a $500 Scholarship and Umair Shah of Wheaton, Ill., received a $300 Scholarship.
 
“The recipients selected by APSA of Illinois are representative of the candidates who applied through our online application site this year,” said Pete Kornafel, chairman of the GAAS Scholarship Selection Committee. “Through the support of APSA and other regional associations, and the generous donations to the GAAS scholarship fund, we are able to assist these students in their pursuit of automotive aftermarket careers.”
 
In addition to APSA of Illinois, 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 and Service Association (APSA)
* California/Nevada/Arizona Automotive Wholesalers’ Association (CAWA)
* Kentucky / Indiana Automotive Wholesalers Association (KIAWA)
* Michigan Automotive Parts Association (MAPA)
* Midwest Automotive Parts and Service Association (MAPSA)
* Mobile Air Conditioning Society (MACS)
* New York State Automotive Aftermarket Association (NYSAAA)
* Wisconsin Automotive Part Association (WAPA)
 
The following foundations and organizations also collaborate with GAAS to award scholarships:
 
* Auto Care Association
* Automotive Communication Council
* Breslow Foundation
* Dayco
* Gates Corp.
* Larry McCurdy Memorial Fund
* Leadership Development Network
* Michael Busch Memorial Fund
* Mitchell 1
* Multi Parts Supply
* National Institute for Automotive Service Excellence (ASE)
* Polk
* Standard Motor Products
* Stant Corp.
* University of the Aftermarket Foundation
* Women’s Car Care Council
 
Additional scholarship funding comes from industry contributions provided by individuals, companies and foundations. Contributions can be made to the GAAS Scholarship Fund, c/o Susan Medick at the Auto Care Association, at 301-654-6664, or [email protected]

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