Automotive Parts Associates Establishes Scholarship Opportunities for Children of Shareholders and Employees
Bethesda, MD – August 31, 2016
Automotive Parts Associates (APA) has established a scholarship program for the children of APA shareholders and their employees in conjunction with the University of the Aftermarket Foundation (UAF). Once a student applies for an APA scholarship, the applicant will also be considered for UAF and other scholarships available through the www.automotivescholarships.com website.
“On behalf of the board of directors of APA, I am pleased that APA can be involved in the educational pursuits of its shareholders and their employees. Partnering with the University of the Aftermarket Foundation is an excellent way to achieve this endeavor and we look forward to being involved with the continued success of this program,” said Gary Martin, president and CEO of Automotive Parts Associates.
APA will award five $1,000 scholarships each year to children of APA shareholders and their employees who are attending or will attend a two or four-year accredited college; an ASE/NATEF certified post-secondary automotive, heavy duty or collision technician training program; or any licensed and accredited vocational school. Eligible students may apply on-line by completing the scholarship application form as well as submitting the accompanying APA form to APA headquarters.
“We want to commend APA for establishing scholarships for the children of their shareholders and employees, and thank them for collaborating with us on this effort,” said Pete Kornafel, a trustee of the University of the Aftermarket Foundation. “Last year more than 50 students received more than one scholarship from one application, so by working together we can ensure that APA applicants receive proper consideration for the APA awards and also other industry scholarship opportunities.”
Applications for APA scholarships for 2017 will be accepted through March 31, 2017. To learn more, visit www.automotivescholarships.com and click on the APA link.
About the University of the Aftermarket Foundation:
Since 1986, the University of the Aftermarket Foundation has funded millions of dollars of scholarships, grants, research and ongoing educational programs to help develop a strong, knowledgeable aftermarket work force. The foundation encourages industry support, including donations for the purpose of honoring or memorializing individuals or otherwise recognizing special events, to help ensure the continued availability of training and education that strengthen the industry. For more information about the University of the Aftermarket Foundation, visit www.UofAFoundation.com or contact Barbara Cunningham at 816-584-0511 or firstname.lastname@example.org. # # #