The Michigan Automotive Parts Association (MAPA) announced that the recipients of its 2018 Educational Development Scholarship Fund have been chosen by Lansing’s Capital Region Community Foundation. Three $1,000 scholarships were awarded, in addition to a $500 scholarship for the recipient of the 2018 Jud Morrison Memorial Achievement of Excellence Award.
MAPA congratulates the following students:
Madeleine Gray, sponsored by Ron’s Auto Parts Warehouse Inc. located in Capac, Michigan. Gray will be a freshmen enrolled at Saginaw Valley State University in University Center, Michigan, majoring in elementary education/integrated science in the fall of 2018. Madeleine is the daughter of Ron and Emi Gray of Almont, Michigan.
John Staiger IV, sponsored by NAPA Port Huron located in Port Huron, Michigan. Staiger will be a junior enrolled at Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University in Daytona Beach, Florida, majoring in aerospace engineering in the fall of 2018. John is the son of John and Wendy Staiger III of St. Clair, Michigan.
Brooke Peckham, sponsored by Auto-Wares Group of Companies located in Grand Rapids, Michigan. Brooke will be a junior enrolled at Grand Rapids Community College in Grand Rapids, Michigan, in the fall of 2018 majoring in human resources management to support the growing car care industry.
Brooke 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, which supports careers within the automotive aftermarket industry field.
Peckham also was awarded 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 H. Morrison. Peckham’s academic achievements and outstanding community service record exemplifies the high standards and commitment to excellence that Jud Morrison stood for.
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.