by: Pete Kornafel
The KIAWA Education Foundation Awards 2016 Scholarships
Named in honor of the first president of KIAWA who served from 1959-1994, the George W. Wilson III and KIAWA Scholarship financially assists those students wishing to continue their education beyond the secondary level. Two scholarships, one from each state it serves - Kentucky and Indiana – are typically awarded each academic year.
For 2016, the KIAWA Education Foundation has awarded Jacob T. Craiger of Partridge, Kentucky, and Nathan Day of Plymouth, Indiana, the George W. Wilson III and KIAWA Scholarships for the 2016-2017 academic year. With additional funding from the University of the Aftermarket Foundation, both students received $2,000 to further their education in the automotive aftermarket industry.
Both recipients were selected from a well-qualified field of applicants based on his automotive industry experience, recommendations, career plans, and record of academic achievement in the automotive field. Upon notification of the award, Jacob said, “I feel so honored to have been chosen as a recipient of the George W. Wilson III and the KIAWA Education Foundation Scholarship. This will help me tremendously with my college education expenses.” Nathan said, “I would like to thank the scholarship committee for selecting me to receive this scholarship. I am honored and really appreciate this along with your support in my automotive educational endeavors.”
Jacob plans to further his career by continuing his education at Southeast Kentucky Community and Technical College in Cumberland, Kentucky. Nathan plans to further his career by continuing his education at Baker College in Owosso, Michigan.
KIAWA partnered with the Global Automotive Aftermarket Symposium (GAAS), and applicants for the 2016-2017 awards were taken through the automotive scholarships' web site, at www.automotivescholarships.com.
The KIAWA Education Foundation is a non-profit charitable organization based in Frankfort, Kentucky. Its mission is to advance the interests of the automotive aftermarket industry by actively participating in scholarships, grants, and ongoing educational programs with specific focus in Kentucky and Indiana. Awarding matching funds as possible, the University of the Aftermarket Foundation is a non-profit charitable organization based in Bethesda, Maryland. Its mission is to promote the growth and success of the automotive aftermarket industry by actively participating in scholarships, grants, and ongoing educational programs.