AASP-MN Awards Scholarships to Automotive Students

The Alliance of Automotive Service Providers of Minnesota (AASP-MN) is pleased to announce scholarship awards totaling nearly $16,000 to help automotive service and collision repair students pay for tuition and tools during the 2018-19 school year. The scholarships are 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 generous donations from the Minnesota State I-CAR Committee and the Bill Smith Fund.

Thirty-seven college and high school students from 14 schools submitted scholarship applications. 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 recipients are:

• Maxwell Asplund, Hennepin Technical College, Eden Prairie – Auto Body Collision Repair
• James Baskfield, Hennepin Technical College, Eden Prairie – Auto Body Collision Repair
• Benjamin Erickson, Hibbing Community College, Hibbing – Automotive Service Technology
• Jose Guerrero, Century College, White Bear Lake – Auto Body Collision Repair
• Kurt Hanlin, Jr., Century College, White Bear Lake – Automotive Service Technology
• Tiffani Hauta-Sanders, Hibbing Community College, Hibbing – Automotive Service Technology
• Hunter Hedstrom, MN State Community & Technical College, Moorhead – Automotive Service Technology
• Eric Hoffman, Hennepin Technical College, Eden Prairie – Automotive Service Technology
• Logan Koffler, Pine Technical College, Pine City – Automotive Service Technology
• Jackson Lee, St. Paul Technical College, St. Paul – Automotive Service Technology
• Gavin Legrand, Century College, White Bear Lake – Automotive Service Technology
• Alan Ruiz-Rubio, Hennepin Technical College, Eden Prairie – Auto Body Collision Repair
• Dustin Scheibel, South Central College, North Mankato – Auto Body Collision Repair
• Brandon Utech, Rochester Community & Technical College, Rochester – Automotive Service Technology
• Lane Walstrom, Ridgewater College, Willmar – Automotive Service Technology

Congratulations to all of this year’s recipients!

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.

The Alliance of Automotive Service Providers of Minnesota (AASP-MN) is an association of nearly 800 independently-owned automotive service businesses and industry suppliers dedicated to improving the state’s automotive service industry and the success of its members.

Written by info@autoserviceproviders.com

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