AASP-MN Awards $17,000 in Scholarships

The Alliance of Automotive Service Providers of Minnesota (AASP-MN) awarded $17,000 in scholarships to help post-secondary automotive students pay for tuition during the 2013-14 school year.  The scholarships were in the amount of $1,000 per student and were made possible by a successful fundraising drive within the AASP-MN membership, as well as a generous donation from the Minnesota State I-CAR Committee.  All recipients will be entering the second year of a NATEF-certified automotive program based in Minnesota.

Congratulations to this year’s recipients!

• DeAndre Adams, Hennepin Technical College, Brooklyn Park – Auto Body Collision Repair program
• Cole Anderson, Ridgewater College, Willmar – Automotive Service Technology program
• Eric Beranek, South Central College, North Mankato – Automotive Service Technology program
• Kayla Berg, MN State College Southeast Technical, Winona – Automotive Service Technology program
• Jorey Brazell, MN State Community & Technical College, Detroit Lakes – Automotive Service Technology program
• Charles Brunschon, Century College, White Bear Lake – Automotive Service Technology program
• Zachary Gamradt, St. Cloud Technical & Community College, St. Cloud – Auto Body Collision Repair program
• Justin Hiltwein, MN State Community & Technical College, Moorhead – Automotive Service Technology program
• Nicholas Lindemer, Century College, White Bear Lake – Automotive Service Technology program
• Tanner Maus, St. Cloud Technical & Community College, St. Cloud – Auto Body Collision Repair program
• Faron McCleary, MN State Community & Technical College, Detroit Lakes – Automotive Service Technology program
• Zach Reisner, Hennepin Technical College, Brooklyn Park – Auto Body Collision Repair program
• Benjamin Shiek, Dunwoody College of Technology, Minneapolis – Automotive Service Technology program
• Jacob Sik, Hennepin Technical College, Eden Prairie – Auto Body Collision Repair program
• Brian Smith, St. Cloud Technical & Community College, St. Cloud – Automotive Service Technology program
• Ryan Stenzel, Ridgewater College, Willmar – Auto Body Collision Repair program
• Bryant Zahradnik, Dakota County Technical College, Rosemount – Auto Body Collision Repair program

Twenty-nine students from 12 schools applied for the scholarships.  Applications were reviewed by a committee of industry representatives, with consideration given to scholastic achievement, education and career goals, financial need and written recommendations.

The scholarship awards are the centerpiece of AASP-MN’s Automotive Education Fund, which was established to provide financial resources to support automotive students, enhance automotive programs and raise awareness of career opportunities in the independent automotive service industry.

Written by info@autoserviceproviders.com

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