Thursday, 15 November 2018 09:19

MWACA Opens Scholarship and Award Applications for VISION 2019

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The Midwest Auto Care Alliance (MWACA) recently announced that applications are open for the scholarships and awards that will be presented at the VISION 2019 Hi-Tech Training and Expo scheduled to take place Feb. 28 through March 3, 2019 in Kansas City, KS.


Registration for VISION 2019 opened in November.


Applications for the 2019 Automotive Student Scholarships are now open with a deadline of Dec. 14, 2018.


MWACA Executive Director Sheri Hamilton shared, “MWACA has four $1,000 scholarships available to high school, vo-tech and college students pursuing a career in the automotive service industry. Included with the scholarship is a gratis weekend training package at VISION 2019 to expose students to the training opportunities available to service professionals in our industry.”


Four additional scholarships for automotive service professionals are also available with application deadlines of Jan. 11, 2019. Both the Harvey Chan Memorial Scholarship and the Dave Decourcey Next Generation Scholarship include a four-day VISION Power Pass and a ticket to the awards dinner and comedy night. The VISION Educator Scholarship will be awarded to a high school, vo-tech or college instructor and allow them to attend VISION 2019 with a four-day Power Pass that includes Friday’s Educator ThinkTank™ program. The Ed Schaeffer Memorial Management Scholarship will provide a weekend management training package and reimbursement for up to two nights’ hotel stay for the recipient.


According to Hamilton, “These student and VISION scholarships are made possible through generous donations made to the Technicians of Tomorrow Educational Foundation, a 501c3 not-for-profit organization. Additional funds will be raised again this year through another silent auction to be held during VISION.”


MWACA is also accepting applications for the five awards that will be honored during VISION 2019. Honorees will be recognized during the VISION Celebration of Independents Awards Dinner on Saturday evening. These awards include Service Facility of the Year, the VISION Humanitarian Award, Best Website, the Green Star Service Facility Award and the Educator of the Year Award. The deadline to submit applications for all of these awards is Jan. 11, 2019.


For more information about MWACA, VISION 2019 and the application process, visit mwaca.org or visionkc.com.

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