Wednesday, 16 April 2014 15:34

2014 WIN Scholarship Winners

On March 27, 2014, the Women's Industry Network (WIN) announced the 2014 WIN scholarship winners:

  • College Student Tuition and Conference Scholarship: Stephanie Baker, who will be attending WyoTech in Blairsville, PA, and Suzanna Hernandez, who will be attending Southeast Community College in Lincoln, NE. Stephanie and Suzanna will each receive $1,000 to continue their post-secondary education in collision repair, a one-year WIN membership, plus registration fee and travel expenses to attend the 2014 WIN Annual Educational Conference at Paradise Point in San Diego, CA, May 5–7, 2014. In addition, they will have the opportunity to be mentored by winners of the 2014 Most Influential Women awards being presented at the conference.
  • High School Tuition Scholarship: Danielle Caballero from Judson High School in Converse, TX, Megann Holbrook from the Center of Applied Technology in North Severn, MD, and Shelby Woods from the Moberly Area Technical Center in Moberly, MO. Danielle, Megann, and Shelby will each receive $1,000 to continue their post-secondary education in collision repair and a one-year WIN membership.

The newly-expanded WIN scholarships are made possible by the generous support of WIN sponsors, special events including the annual Scholarship Walk at the WIN Annual Educational Conference, and sales of the “There’s A Place For You” recruiting poster.

"We believe that we have an obligation to support young women who choose to enter our industry,” said Beverly Rook, co-chair of the Scholarship Committee. “By offering tuition scholarships to further their education and having them mentored by other successful women in the industry, we feel that we are giving them a head start to a successful career.”

“I am honored to be recognized by WIN, and I am even more honored to be a member of this amazing organization,” said scholarship recipient Megann Holbrook. “With this association, I wish to make other women—not only working in the industry, but customers as well—more comfortable tackling this male-dominated industry and giving them the basic knowledge to excel themselves.”