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Wednesday, 01 June 2016 21:35

Collision Repair Education Foundation Announces 2016 Scholarship Winners

The Collision Repair Education Foundation (CREF) is proud to announce the recipients of the scholarships in collision repair that were created to assist deserving students pursuing a career in the collision industry.

These awards are part of over $200,000 in scholarships given out in May by CREF.

Lon Baudoux Legacy Scholarship Recipient ($2,000 award):
Tyler Haas (Chippewa Valley Technical College, Eau Claire, WI)
Skyler Manley (Lake Technical College, Eustis, FL)
Destiny Potter (Central Nine Career Center, Greenwood, IN)
Miles Smith (McKenzie Center for Technology and Innovation, Indianapolis, IN)

The Lon Baudoux Legacy Scholarship is in its eighth year and was created to honor Lon Baudoux, I-CAR Development Manager, who passed away in November of 2008. Lon highly valued education, especially for secondary and post-secondary students studying collision repair. This scholarship is funded mainly by I-CAR staff and instructors who worked with Lon. The selection of this award is based on a student that not only excels inside the classroom, but also participates in outside activities such as clubs, sports, and volunteering. The funds are intended to help the student finance his/her education.

Collision Repair Education Foundation Board of Trustees Scholarship Grant Recipients:
$2,000: Joni Cleary (Dennis Technical Education Center, Boise, ID)
$1,000: Angel Santiago (Texas Southmost College, Brownsville, TX)
$1,000: Jacob Sterner (Genesee Valley Educational Partnership, Mt. Morris, NY)
$1,000: Ricki Wood (Kansas City Kansas Community College, Kansas City, KS)

The CREF Board of Trustees Scholarship is funded by the members of the Board of Trustees. The Board of Trustees Scholarship offers students financial assistance with tuition and other costs associated with their collision education.

CREF Grant Recipients:
$1,000 scholarship: Matthew Dyas (Morgan Community College, Fort Morgan, CO)
$1,000 tool grant: Bryan Hernandez (Metropolitan Community College, Omaha, NE)

I-CAR Board of Directors $500 Tool Grant Recipient:
William Comstock (Guilford Technical Community College, Jamestown, NC)

Industry members and companies that are interested in sponsoring their own, named student scholarship through CREF should contact director of development Brandon Eckenrode at (847) 463-5244 or Brandon.Eckenrode@ed-foundation.org.

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