Awarded annually to honor the memory of the late founder of Federated Auto Parts, the Art Fisher Memorial Scholarships have been awarded to 13 exceptional students who are preparing for careers in the auto care industry.
“It is with great pride that we announce this year’s recipients of the Art Fisher Memorial Scholarships,” said Bo Fisher, chairman of Federated Auto Parts. ”While my father was proud of the capable team that he worked with in the aftermarket, he was also a school teacher and would be very honored to know that so many students are benefiting from scholarships awarded in his name.”
The following students were awarded Art Fisher Memorial Scholarships for the 2018-19 academic year: Jordan Cameli of Valparaiso, Indiana; Andrew Casale of Greensboro, Maryland; Madison Gremore of Schoolcraft, Michigan; Emily Koch of Warren, Michigan; Jonathon Koerber of Grand Blanc, Michigan; Travis Lucas of Catonsville, Maryland; Nicholas Luther of Chesterland, Ohio; Tyler Ray of Scottsville, Kentucky; Erika Ruud of St. Charles, Illinois; Garrett Summers of Williamstown, West Virginia; Dylan Swick of Lahmansville, West Virginia; Danielle Tinney of Osceola, Wisconsin; and Carlos Vertizzuta of Virginia Beach, Virginia.
“We appreciate the generosity of all those who have made donations to the University of the Aftermarket Foundation in my father’s name through the years. Their kindness has helped make these annual scholarships possible,” continued Fisher. ”We thank the foundation for their work to ensure that hundreds of aftermarket scholarships and industry educational opportunities are available to well-deserving men and women.”
About the University of the Aftermarket Foundation
Since 1986, the University of the Aftermarket Foundation has funded millions of dollars of scholarships, grants, research and ongoing educational programs to help develop a strong, knowledgeable aftermarket work force. The foundation encourages industry support, including donations for the purpose of honoring or memorializing individuals or otherwise recognizing special events, to help ensure the continued availability of training and education that strengthen the industry. The University of the Aftermarket Foundation is a 501(c) 3 not-for-profit organization and all contributions are tax deductible to the extent provided by law. For more information, visit www.UofAFoundation.com.
Federated Auto Parts, headquartered in Staunton, Virginia, is one of the largest auto parts distribution and marketing organizations in North America. Federated is dedicated to supporting its customers with quality name brand parts, programs designed to grow their businesses, and experienced people who are knowledgeable in today’s evolving automotive technology. For more information, visit www.federatedautoparts.com.
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