Thursday, 12 May 2016 20:22

AASP-MN Awards $14,000 in Scholarships to Automotive Students

The Alliance of Automotive Service Providers of Minnesota (AASP-MN) awarded $14,000 in scholarships to help post-secondary automotive students pay for tuition during the 2016-17 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 a generous donation from the Minnesota State I-CAR Committee. All recipients will be entering the second year of a NATEF-certified automotive program based in Minnesota.

Congratulations to this year’s recipients:

  • Dylan Ahrndt, Ridgewater College, Willmar – Auto Body Collision Repair
  • Trevor Dosch, Dakota County Technical College, Rosemount – Auto Body Collision Repair
  • Jamie Garciano Acosta, Hennepin Technical College, Brooklyn Park – Auto Body Collision Repair
  • Rachel Meisch, MN State College Southeast Technical, Winona – Automotive Service Technology
  • Kevin Miller, Century College, White Bear Lake – Automotive Service Technology
  • Juan Mireles, MN State Community & Technical College, Detroit Lakes – Automotive Service Technology
  • Ryan Moe, Century College, White Bear Lake – Automotive Service Technology
  • Kevin Nguyen, Hennepin Technical College, Eden Prairie – Auto Body Collision Repair
  • Codey Owen, Dakota County Technical College, Rosemount – Auto Body Collision Repair
  • Cory Reller, Century College, White Bear Lake – Automotive Service Technology
  • Ben Scherger, Dakota County Technical College, Rosemount – Auto Body Collision Repair
  • Bryant Swiers, MN State Community & Technical College, Moorhead – Automotive Service Technology
  • Beverly White, Dunwoody College of Technology, Minneapolis – Automotive Service Technology
  • Bradley Williams, Dunwoody College of Technology, Minneapolis – Automotive Service Technology

Thirty students from 12 schools were eligible for the scholarships. 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 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.