“The goal of the Garage Gurus scholarship program has remained unchanged since its inception: We are committed to ensuring that future technicians are able to develop all the skills necessary to be successful in the automotive repair industry, especially since technician shortages continue to be an issue throughout the country,” says Michael Proud, vice president, marketing.
Students who will receive Garage Gurus scholarships for the 2019-2020 academic year are:
- Casey Arias, Downey, CA, Cerritos Community College (Norwalk, CA)
- Nicholas Baronas, Leyden, MA, Springfield Technical Community College (Springfield, MA)
- William Burns, Cutchogue, NY, Morrisville State College (SUNY) (Morrisville, NY)
- Alexander Haire, Columbia, ME, Universal Technical Institute (Exton, PA)
- Keyan Jenkins, Lima, Ohio, University of Northwestern Ohio (Lima, Ohio)
- Jack Kelley, Mooresville, NC, Universal Technical Institute (Mooresville, NC)
- Seth Mack, Williamsport, PA, Pennsylvania College of Technology (Williamsport, PA)
- Jacob McDaniel, Memphis, MO, Universal Technical Institute (Lisle, IL)
- Kyle Sadler, Mont Belvieu, Texas, San Jacinto College (Pasadena, Texas)
- Juan Sebastian, Yakima, WA, Perry Technical Institute (Yakima, WA)
- Rodolfos Sprouse, Absecon, NJ, Universal Technical Institute (Exton, PA)
- Brady Walth, Stirum, ND, Universal Technical Institute (Lisle, IL)
“I started taking automotive service technology classes over two years ago and, as a result, I was able to work on many different projects from brake jobs to transmission work, resulting in ASE student certifications in electrical, steering and suspension, braking and engine maintenance,” says recipient Jenkins, who is currently enrolled at the University of Northwestern Ohio. “This scholarship will go a long way toward helping me toward my career goals, which include owning my own high-performance powersports shop.”
To learn more about the Garage Gurus network, please visit www.FMgaragegurus.com.