Continuing efforts to help build a strong pipeline of minority talent for the automotive industry, CDK Global and the National Association of Minority Automobile Dealers, or NAMAD, have opened the application process for an annual scholarship program.
The Fueling Careers Scholarship Program is now in its fifth year.
Established in 2017, the program is part of a three-year pledge that includes $150,000 in scholarship funding.
CDK and NAMAD say they recognize the important role inclusion and diversity plays in inspiring meaningful connections with CDK customers and their surrounding communities. Because of that, for the first time in the program’s history, scholarship recipients will also receive offers to join the CDK Global Summer Internship Program.
The Fueling Careers Scholarship Program was established with CDK funding to support ethnic minority high school children of dealership employees who show financial need in pursuing a college education.
The program will award up to five $10,000 scholarships per year to high school seniors entering an accredited college or university.
Students should find their passion and learn skills that will help them serve the auto industry and their communities in the future, said Kathy Gilbert, CDK Global senior director, minority dealer and women retail.
“Through this scholarship program, we continue to invest in tomorrow’s minority leaders by...