Northwood University Education Leader Memorial Scholarship

These scholarships honor the memory of Jim John and Bob Sundwick, automotive program professors at Northwood University.

Scholarships will be awarded to students attending the automotive aftermarket program at Northwood University.

About Jim John: An avid Air Force veteran, Jim spent 40-plus years in the automotive aftermarket. He held positions at Champion Spark Plug Co., Genuine Parts Co. (NAPA), and Triad Systems Corp. He spent 22 years at Northwood University in Midland, Michigan as chair of the Aftermarket Management Program and as director of automotive program development and recruiting for the university. He had a passion for the aftermarket. In 2009, he received the Mort Schwartz Excellence in Education Award for his work.

About Bob Sundwick: A native of Flint, Michigan, Bob Sundwick spent his career in the automotive aftermarket and devoted 18 years after his retirement giving back to the industry as a professor and chairman of the Automotive Aftermarket Management department at the Florida campus of Northwood University. He earned his bachelor of science degree at Ferris State University and his master’s degree at Western Michigan University.

The University of the Aftermarket Foundation has been designated as the recipient of contributions to the Northwood University Education Leader Scholarship Fund honoring both Jim and Bob, and will accept additional donations in their honor.  

For information about making a donation, please contact:
Barbara Cunningham
University of the Aftermarket Foundation
(816) 584-0511
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