Gates Corporation Pledges To Fund 10 $1,000 Scholarships For 2013

Gates Corporation Pledges To Fund 10 $1,000 Scholarships For 2013

The Global Automotive Aftermarket Symposium (GAAS) Scholarship Committee announces that Gates Corporation has pledged to fund 10 $1,000 scholarships for the 2013 GAAS scholarship awards.

The Global Automotive Aftermarket Symposium (GAAS) Scholarship Committee announces that Gates Corporation has pledged to fund 10 $1,000 scholarships for the 2013 GAAS scholarship awards.

“It is vital for our industry to have talented and educated people ready to embrace the challenges of the future. We are proud to invest in the industry’s future by supporting these scholarships,” said Jeff Brekke, president, North America Aftermarket, Gates.

“The GAAS Scholarship Committee is very pleased that Gates has once again funded these 10 scholarships for students planning careers in the automotive aftermarket,” said Pete Kornafel, chairman of the GAAS Scholarship Selection Committee. “Gates’ support enhances the value offered by the GAAS scholarship program as a ‘one stop shop’ for automotive scholarships”

In addition to Gates, the following foundations and organizations collaborate with GAAS to award scholarships:
• Automotive Communication Council
• Breslow Foundation
• 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 Corporation
• Women’s Car Care Council (WB)

GAAS also 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)
• Ohio Valley Automotive Aftermarket Association (OVAAA)
• Wisconsin Automotive Part Association (WAPA)

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].

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