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Three Students Awarded Scholarships from the Larry W. McCurdy Memorial Scholarship Fund; Award Winners Selected from GAAS Scholarship Web Site

For Immediate Use
May 23, 2011
GAAS PR 12-11

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Margaret Beck, AASA
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Three Students Awarded Scholarships From

the Larry W. McCurdy Memorial Scholarship Fund;
Award Winners Selected from GAAS Scholarship Web Site

RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK, N.C. – Three students have been selected as recipients of scholarships from the Larry W. McCurdy Memorial Scholarship Fund. The McCurdy scholarship recipients were selected from this year’s applicants at the Global Automotive Aftermarket Symposium (GAAS) Scholarship Web site, www.AutomotiveScholarships.com.

Each student will receive a $2,500 award for the 2011-2012 academic year. The recipients are:

  • Daniel Lind, Maudlin, S.C. – a graduate student in the Clemson University International Center for Automotive Research, pursuing his master’s degree in automotive engineering and his certificate in technology entrepreneurship
  • Kenneth Marvel, Manheim, Pa. – a sophomore at the Pennsylvania College of Technology, seeking a bachelor’s degree in automotive technology management and an additional credential in motorsports
  • Jose Sera, Miami Lakes, Fla. – a freshman entering the University of Florida to study automotive engineering

Affinia Group Inc. established the Larry W. McCurdy Memorial Scholarship Fund within the University of the Aftermarket Foundation to honor McCurdy, chairman of the board of Affinia Group Inc., who passed away in August 2010. The fund will award three $2,500 scholarships per year to students in four-year programs preparing for aftermarket careers in engineering, business, accounting or other professional positions.

For more information on the Larry W. McCurdy Memorial Scholarship Fund and the GAAS scholarship program, visit www.AutomotiveScholarships.com.

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
www.globalsymposium.org.

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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