National Pronto Awards Scholarships

Grapevine, TX – June 28, 2019 – National Pronto Association recently announced the recipients of seven Pronto Auto Service Center scholarships.


The following students will receive scholarships for the 2019-20 academic year: Cole Christians of Sheldon, Iowa; Giovanni Colatruglio of Warren, New Jersey; Matthew Matuska of Madison, South Dakota; Victoria Pavey of Pasadena, Texas; Jeffrey Peterson of Sheldon, Iowa; Kevin Reynaga of Loma Linda, California; and Ashley Stamboulian of Robbinsville, New Jersey.


The annual Pronto scholarship program is funded by National Pronto Association and its warehouse distributor members and is administered by the University of the Aftermarket Foundation. Sons, daughters and employees of any active Pronto Auto Service Center currently purchasing from a Pronto member are eligible for consideration. Candidates must be attending a two or four-year accredited college, an ASE/NATEF certified post-secondary automotive/heavy duty/collision technician training program or any licensed and accredited vocational school.


“At Pronto, our members are committed to providing educational opportunities for the families and employees of our valued Auto Service Center customers,” said Bill Maggs, president and CEO of National Pronto Association. “The scholarship recipients for the coming school year are exceptional students who are very deserving of this recognition.”


To apply for future scholarship opportunities, visit Each application will be considered for every scholarship where the application meets the qualifications.


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. The University of the Aftermarket Foundation is a 501(c) 3 not-for-profit organization and all contributions are tax deductible to the extent provided by law. For more information, visit


About Pronto

National Pronto Association is a North American organization headquartered in Grapevine, Texas and consisting of 82 shareholder owners. Pronto was formed in 1979 and is a leading automotive program distribution group with a focus on marketing, technology and buying. The group is a founding member of the Automotive Parts and Services Group or simply “The Group” and 1Parts Global Aftermarket Services, headquartered in Brussels, Belgium. Pronto members distribute name brand, OE and Pronto exclusive brand products. Pronto members are located in Canada, United States, Mexico and Puerto Rico. For more information visit


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