Monday, 06 May 2013 16:54

AASP-MN Awards $17,000 in Scholarships

The Alliance of Automotive Service Providers of Minnesota (AASP-MN) awarded $17,000 in scholarships to help post-secondary automotive students pay for tuition during the 2013-2014 school year.

The scholarships were 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!
DeAndre Adams, Hennepin Technical College, Brooklyn Park – Auto Body Collision Repair program
Cole Anderson, Ridgewater College, Willmar – Automotive Service Technology program

Eric Beranek, South Central College, North Mankato – Automotive Service Technology program
Kayla Berg, MN State College Southeast Technical, Winona – Automotive Service Technology program
Jorey Brazell, MN State Community & Technical College, Detroit Lakes – Automotive Service Technology program
Charles Brunschon, Century College, White Bear Lake – Automotive Service Technology program
Zachary Gamradt, St. Cloud Technical & Community College, St. Cloud – Auto Body Collision Repair program
Justin Hiltwein, MN State Community & Technical College, Moorhead – Automotive Service Technology program
Nicholas Lindemer, Century College, White Bear Lake – Automotive Service Technology program
Tanner Maus, St. Cloud Technical & Community College, St. Cloud – Auto Body Collision Repair program
Faron McCleary, MN State Community & Technical College, Detroit Lakes – Automotive Service Technology program
Zach Reisner, Hennepin Technical College, Brooklyn Park – Auto Body Collision Repair program
Benjamin Shiek, Dunwoody College of Technology, Minneapolis – Automotive Service Technology program
Jacob Sik, Hennepin Technical College, Eden Prairie – Auto Body Collision Repair program
Brian Smith, St. Cloud Technical & Community College, St. Cloud – Automotive Service Technology program
Ryan Stenzel, Ridgewater College, Willmar – Auto Body Collision Repair program
Bryant Zahradnik, Dakota County Technical College, Rosemount – Auto Body Collision Repair program

Twenty-nine students from 12 schools applied 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.

The Alliance of Automotive Service Providers of Minnesota (AASP-MN) is an association of independently-owned automotive service businesses and industry suppliers dedicated to improving the state’s automotive service industry and the success of its members.