Four Students Awarded Scholarships From the Car Care Council Women’s Board

For Immediate Use
June 15, 2011
GAAS PR 11-11

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Margaret Beck, AASA

Four Students Awarded Scholarships from the Car Care Council Women’s Board
RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK, N.C. – Four students have been awarded scholarships by the Car Care Council Women’s Board to pursue careers in the automotive aftermarket.

Candice Churchill, La Grande, Ore., will receive a $2,500 scholarship and a trip to the Automotive Aftermarket Products Expo (AAPEX), scheduled for Tuesday, Nov. 1 to Thursday, Nov. 3, Sands Expo Center, Las Vegas, Nev.

These students will receive a $1,000 scholarship to advance their education. This year’s recipients are:
  • Chelsea Crisp, Strafford, N.H.
  • Michelle Perez, Half Moon Bay, Calif.
  • Mariana Sceggell, Center Conway, N.H.
“The Women’s Board is proud to support these students in the pursuit of their passion for education, while investing in the aftermarket’s future,” said Julie Becker-Myers, director of Automotive Systems Technology, Northwood University, and chairwoman of the Women’s Board scholarship committee.

“We are very proud to have the Women’s Board collaborate with the GAAS scholarship program to create this valuable resource for students and promote this investment in our industry’s future,” said Pete Kornafel, chairman of the GAAS Scholarship Selection Committee.

The Women’s Board is among many organizations and associations that use the online scholarship application process available at the Global Automotive Aftermarket Symposium (GAAS) Scholarship website, GAAS recently presented 87 scholarships in its initial round of awards for the 2011-2012 academic year. In its 16-year history, the fund has presented more than $1.5 million in awards to more than 1,500 students.

About the Global Automotive Aftermarket Symposium
The annual two-day Global Automotive Aftermarket Symposium brings together industry leaders and experts to examine the issues and trends affecting the automotive aftermarket and influencing its future. Details are available at

About the GAAS Scholarship Program

The GAAS program is a joint professional education effort of the Alliance of State Automotive Aftermarket Associations (ASAAA), Automotive Aftermarket Industry Association (AAIA), Automotive Aftermarket Suppliers Association (AASA), Automotive Industries Association (AIA) of Canada, Automotive Parts Rebuilders Association (APRA), Automotive Service Association (ASA), Automotive Warehouse Distributors Association (AWDA), Motorist Assurance Program (MAP), Motor & Equipment Manufacturers Association (MEMA), Specialty Equipment Market Association (SEMA), Tire Industry Association (TIA) and University of the Aftermarket.

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