Three Students Awarded Scholarships from the Leadership Development Network

For Immediate Use
May 26, 2011
GAAS PR 06-11

Media contact:
Margaret Beck, AASA

Marcella Tilli, LDN
301-654-6664, x1017

Three Students Awarded Scholarships
From the Leadership Development Network

RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK, N.C. – Three students have been awarded scholarships by the Leadership Development Network (LDN) to pursue careers in the automotive aftermarket.

These students will receive a $1,000 scholarship to advance their education, either at two-year vocational / technical colleges or four-year colleges and universities. This year’s recipients are:
  • Brennen Cernuda, Frankfort, Ill.
  • Zachary Corey, Sandy Hook, Va.
  • David Hornby, Williamsburg, Va.
“The LDN is proud to support these students in the pursuit of their passion for education, while investing in the aftermarket’s future,” said Bryan Funke, 2011 LDN chairman, and director, sales and client services, aftermarket and commercial vehicle, Polk.

The LDN is among many organizations and associations which use the online scholarship application process available at the Global Automotive Aftermarket Symposium (GAAS) Scholarship Web site, 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.

For more information on the GAAS scholarship program, visit

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.

About LDN
The Leadership Development Network consists of individuals who help aftermarket professionals to grow professionally through networking, educational and philanthropic endeavors. For more information, click here.

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