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Wednesday, 04 May 2022 11:23

AASP-MN Awards $20,000 in Scholarships

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The Alliance of Automotive Service Providers of Minnesota (AASP-MN) is pleased to announce it has awarded scholarships totaling $20,000 to help automotive service and collision repair students pay for tuition or tools during the 2022-23 school year.

The scholarships are in the amounts of $500 or $1,500 and are made possible by generous donations from the Minnesota State I-CAR Committee and Bill Smith Fund, as well as proceeds from AASP-MN’s Annual Race for Automotive Education fundraiser, held earlier this year.

 

Thirty-eight college and high school students from 12 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:

 

  • Arieonna Blount, South Central College, North Mankato, automotive service technology
  • Joseph Bonnette, Century College, White Bear Lake, automotive service technology
  • Tehron Buffman, St. Cloud Technical & Community College, St. Cloud, auto body collision repair
  • Connor Haag, Rochester Community & Technical College, Rochester, automotive service technology
  • Thomas Huso, Dunwoody College of Technology, Minneapolis, auto body collision repair
  • Brandon McKenzie, Century College, White Bear Lake, automotive service technology
  • Zach McLaughlin, Dakota County Technical College, Rosemount, automotive service technology
  • Caleb Mead, South Central College, North Mankato, automotive service technology
  • Michael Ni, St. Paul College, St. Paul, automotive service technology
  • Adam Oberg, Pine Technical College, Pine City, automotive service technology
  • Nicholas Perzichilli, Century College, White Bear Lake, automotive service technology
  • Jacob Raak, Ridgewater College, Willmar, auto body collision repair
  • Barron Schneider, Ridgewater College, Willmar, auto body collision repair
  • Cody Sievert, Ridgewater College, Willmar, auto body collision repair
  • Taliesin Sutton, Hennepin Technical College, Eden Prairie, automotive service technology
  • Matthew Wallace, Century College, White Bear Lake, automotive service technology

 

Congratulations to all this year’s recipients.

 

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

 

Source: AASP-MN