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Wednesday, 07 May 2014 19:37

3M Continues Funding Scholarships For 2nd Year in Collision Repair for Returning Veterans

3M is funding special scholarship opportunities for veterans who want to begin a collision repair career by attending a collision repair college. The Hire Our Heroes program scholarship awards will pay for tuition and required books and tools for veterans enrolling in school collision repair programs in the summer or fall of 2014, therefore easing the financial burden of education. This is the second year for the program.

Clark Plucinski, executive director of the Collision Repair Education Foundation, said, “The Collision Repair Education Foundation is once again proud and honored to partner with 3M and the Hire Our Heroes program to offer this grant. This is a great industry with many opportunities for returning veterans, and this grant is a great first-step for veterans to get the collision education needed to become successful members of the collision industry.”

“We are excited to be able to continue the 3M Hire Our Heroes program in 2014 and expand it to provide more resources to our returning veterans who want to pursue education, training, and careers in the collision repair industry,” said Dale Ross, U.S. marketing operations manager, 3M Automotive Aftermarket Division.

The winners of the scholarship will be selected by members of the Collision Repair Education Foundation Board of Trustees Selection Committee and notified by mail and phone in November 2014.

The scholarship application deadline is September 30, 2014. Apply now.

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