Seven Northwest automotive students are scholarship recipients

Bethesda, Md.-The University of the Aftermarket Foundation (UAF) has awarded $130,000 in scholarships to 80 students nationwide, including seven in the Northwest. The scholarships are for the 2018-2019 academic year.

“We are pleased that the Aftermarket Foundation can help so many talented students who are pursuing a career in the automotive aftermarket,” said Pete Kornafel, MAAP, chairman of the UAF education and scholarship committee.

“By helping them with scholarship funds toward their tuition, they can focus on achieving their academic goals and entering the workforce.”

Students eligible for scholarships must be enrolled in accredited programs that include mechanical, collision, and heavy-duty technicians, or pursuing a business or engineering degree that will lead to a career in the automotive aftermarket. Recipients may attend, or will attend, either a two-year vocational/technical, college or four-year college or university. Recipients receive $1,000 to $5,000 scholarships in advance of the academic year.

Northwest students who received UAF scholarships are:

Justin Wood-Richfield, Idaho

Jeremy Guckert-Days Creek, Ore.

Morgan White-Vale, Ore.

John Powell-Bremerton, Wash.

Collin Thomas-Kettle Falls, Wash.

Olivia Stocker, Poulsbo, Wash.

Christopher Rutledge-Vancouver, Wash.

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