The University of the Aftermarket Foundation (UAF) has awarded 461 scholarships to students throughout the country, totaling a record-setting $731,350 for the upcoming school year.
The scholarship recipients will be attending a two-year or four-year college or university or an accredited automotive vocational program. While the majority of the students are studying to become mechanical, collision or heavy-duty repair professionals, others are pursuing degrees in such fields as business, engineering and IT/cybersecurity that will lead to a career in the automotive aftermarket. In addition, many named scholarships were awarded on behalf of a variety of individuals and organizations.
“We are very proud of the growth of the UAF scholarship program,” said Bob Egan, MAAP, chairman, University of the Aftermarket Foundation. “This year marks the most scholarship funds awarded by UAF and its collaborating partners in the foundation’s history.”
To be considered, scholarship candidates submitted an application at the foundation’s AutomotiveScholarships.com or HeavyDutyScholarships.com websites. Once the teams of volunteer scholarship reviewers evaluated all of the completed applications, recipients and their corresponding schools were notified of the awards.
A complete list of recipients can be found at AutomotiveScholarships.com/scholarship-alumni.
“Awarding so many scholarships would not be possible without the generosity of those who donate their time and resources to UAF,” said Egan. “Their support of UAF helps ensure that the aftermarket remains vibrant and strong through education.”
To learn more about the University of the Aftermarket Foundation or make a donation, visit UofA-Foundation.org. To apply for a scholarship for the 2023-24 academic year, visit AutomotiveScholarships.com or HeavyDutyScholarships.com after Oct. 15, 2022.
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. For more information about the University of the Aftermarket Foundation, visit www.UofAFoundation.com.
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