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Tuesday, 01 May 2018 15:29

AASP-MN Awards Scholarships to Automotive Students

The Alliance of Automotive Service Providers of Minnesota (AASP-MN) is pleased to announce scholarship awards totaling $14,000 to help automotive service and collision repair students pay for tuition and tools during the 2018--19 school year. 

The scholarships are in the amount of $1,000 per student and were made possible by a successful fundraising drive within the AASP-MN membership, as well as generous donations from the Minnesota State I-CAR Committee and the Bill Smith Fund.


Thirty-seven college and high school students from 14 schools submitted scholarship applications. Applications were reviewed by a committee of industry representatives with consideration given to scholastic achievement, education and career goals, financial need and written recommendations.


The recipients are:


Maxwell Asplund, Hennepin Technical College, Eden Prairie – Auto Body Collision Repair

James Baskfield, Hennepin Technical College, Eden Prairie – Auto Body Collision Repair 

Benjamin Erickson, Hibbing Community College, Hibbing – Automotive Service Technology

Kurt Hanlin, Jr., Century College, White Bear Lake – Automotive Service Technology

Tiffani Hauta-Sanders, Hibbing Community College, Hibbing – Automotive Service Technology 

Hunter Hedstrom, MN State Community & Technical College, Moorhead – Automotive Service Technology

Eric Hoffman, Hennepin Technical College, Eden Prairie – Automotive Service Technology

Logan Koffler, Pine Technical College, Pine City – Automotive Service Technology 

Jackson Lee, St. Paul Technical College, St. Paul – Automotive Service Technology

Gavin Legrand, Century College, White Bear Lake – Automotive Service Technology

Alan Ruiz-Rubio, Hennepin Technical College, Eden Prairie – Auto Body Collision Repair

Dustin Scheibel, South Central College, North Mankato – Auto Body Collision Repair 

Brandon Utech, Rochester Community & Technical College, Rochester – Automotive Service Technology

Lane Walstrom, Ridgewater College, Willmar – Automotive Service Technology


Congratulations to all of this year’s recipients!


The scholarship awards are the centerpiece of AASP-MN’s Automotive Education Fund, which was established to provide financial resources to support automotive students, enhance automotive programs and raise awareness of career opportunities in the independent automotive service industry.

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