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Tuesday, 30 April 2019 15:46

WIN Announces 2019 Scholarship Recipients



Each year, the WIN College Student Tuition and Conference Scholarship Award is presented to deserving students enrolled in a post-secondary collision repair technology program.


Each recipient receives a $1,000 scholarship to continue their post-secondary education in collision repair and complimentary registration to attend the 2019 WIN Educational Conference. Recipients are also provided the opportunity to be mentored by one of the 2019 Most Influential Women (MIW) Honorees or a member of the WIN Board of Directors.


This year’s recipients include:


Jennifer Evon


Jennifer attends Tennessee College of Applied Technology in Crossville, TN. Some of her most delightful moments as a child were helping her grandfather repair cars, so as long as there are vehicles to paint, Jennifer will continue to have a passion for collision repair. She is also involved in The Bread of Life Mission, a rescue mission for the homeless and needy.


Nicole Gutierrez


Nicole attends Washburn Tech in Topeka, KS. Her passion for cars extends from early childhood, as she was always helping her father fix cars at home and her goal is to continue learning about the collision repair industry. Nicole has been very involved with the Recycled Rides program, which gives reliable cars to families and nonprofit organizations in need of transportation.


Heather Hawkins


Heather attends Lake Technical College in Eustis, FL, and will be graduating mid-June 2019. Knowing the auto collision repair industry can open a lot of career opportunities, Heather is excited to hit the ground running after graduation. Her interest in the automotive field began when she was a young girl doing oil changes with her dad. Heather’s goal is to graduate and work in a body shop---concentrating on the hands-on body repair and/or paint work. In addition to Heather’s busy school schedule, she does find the time to be a regular volunteer at a local dog rescue facility.


Tamara Meyers


Tamara attends Lake Technical College in Eustis, FL. It wasn’t until Tamara needed auto body work on her personal car that she took interest in the industry. Before then, she worked at a zoo, was a cook and even trained horses. Now her days are spent covered in dust from sanding, but knowing the customer will be thrilled with her work puts a big smile on her face. Tamara is now a student ambassador, giving tours and speaking about the auto collision field.

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