The Sulkala scholarship program honors NABC Founder and longtime Executive Director Chuck Sulkala, who retired earlier this year. Sulkala is also a Trustee Emeriti of the foundation.
The 2018 Chuck Sulkala NABC Appreciation Scholarship recipient, Cody Bayless (Washburn Tech, Topeka, KS), will receive a $2,000 scholarship to fund his education in the collision industry. Bayless has participated in numerous activities, including Recycled Rides, SkillsUSA and Toys for Tots.
“It is an honor to have the Collision Repair Education Foundation give out the first of what we plan to be an annual scholarship in the name of a family that has given so much to this industry,” said Stacy Bartnik, who is a past chair of both the Foundation Board of Trustees and the National Auto Body Council. “Chuck is one of my mentors and has been an influence on not only my career, but on those of many of us in the industry. This scholarship will help ensure that the Sulkala Family influence continues to help our industry into the future.”
How to donate to the Chuck Sulkala NABC Appreciation Scholarship
Individuals and companies who wish to contribute to the Sulkala scholarship fund can:
• Donate online on the Collision Repair Education Foundation (CREF) website and select the Sulkala scholarship
• Text SULKALA to 91999
• Mail check to CREF at 5125 Trillium Blvd., Hoffman Estates, IL 60192
• Contact Director of Development Brandon Eckenrode at 847-463-5244
Industry members interested in working together with the Collision Repair Education Foundation in supporting secondary and post-secondary collision repair students, instructors and their school programs should contact Eckenrode at 847.463.5244 or Brandon.Eckenrode@ed-foundation.org.