The Marilyn Schwartz Memorial Fund was established within the University of the Aftermarket Foundation to award scholarships in honor of Marilyn Schwartz, wife of aftermarket veteran Mort Schwartz.
Eligibility Criteria: Prefer female students attending the University of Northwestern Ohio, or Northwood University, or high school graduating students planning to attend UNOH or Northwood. Preference at UNOH for students enrolled in the Heavy Duty / Diesel training program. Preference at Northwood for students in the Aftermarket Management program. Students should have a minimum 2.5 GPA.
Two $1,000 scholarships are awarded each year.
Contact: Pete Kornafel
About Mort Schwartz:
Mort Schwartz is a founding partner of Schwartz Advisors. He is one of the most accomplished executives in the automotive Aftermarket. He serves as a Trustee of the University of the Aftermarket Foundation. He is the former Chairman and CEO of Strauss Discount Auto, Import Parts of America and Chanslor & Lyon, and Thermo King of Northern California.
Mort has served as director of venture backed automotive, retail, software and manufacturing businesses. He is a past Chairman of the Automotive Parts and Accessories Association, the Automotive Warehouse Distributors Association and the California Automotive Wholesalers Association. He is a founder of the Global Automotive Aftermarket Symposium.
Mort was inducted into the Automotive Hall of Fame in October 2008. Other awards include AWDA Man of the Year, MEMA Triangle Award, APAA Executive of the Year, AWDA Martin From Lifetime Achievement Award, ASC Presidents Award, Northwood Automotive Education Award and Automotive Hall of Fame Distinguished Service Award.
Mort served as a Captain in the U.S. Army and taught at Rutgers University. He earned his Bachelors and Masters Degrees in Industrial Engineering from New York University. He was the recipient of a Doctor of Laws honoris causa from Northwood University in 2007.