Auto Value announces 2019 scholarship winners

by | Jun 24, 2019 | 0 comments

One of three Canadian scholarship winners, (left) Mark Malig, in the Southern Alberta Institute of Technology Parts Technician program, received his scholarship through Central Auto Parts Distributors in Alberta. Here he receives his cheque from Auto Value 32 Ave. NE store manager Jody Blood.

Auto Value has announced the 25 winners of its 2019 scholarship competition. The students, picked from a pool of applicants from across North America, will be awarded $1,000 each.

Canadians among the group of scholarship winners are: Alexandra Dumont attending the Providence University College & Theological Seminary studying Business Administration, who received the scholarship through Piston Ring Service Supply in Manitoba; Ashley Peterman, University of Regina Faculty of Education (Auto Electric Service Ltd., Saskatchewan); and Mark Malig, Southern Alberta Institute of Technology, Parts Technician, (Central Auto Parts Distributors, Alberta).

“We are proud of the achievements of these students, and we are proud to support them as they further their education,” said JC Washbish, vice president of marketing for the Aftermarket Auto Parts Alliance. “These 25 students are members of the Alliance family, and we look forward to seeing what they accomplish in the future.”

In order to be considered, candidates were required to complete a rigorous application process that included essay prompts, short answer questions, letters of recommendation, and more. They also had to be employees and/or family members of employees. Winners were selected through the University of the Aftermarket Foundation by a panel of judges from a competitive pool of applicants.

“We are all aware of how competitive and expensive the college experience can be. The Alliance’s program is invaluable to all those members facing the frightful costs of a secondary education,” said John Tully, sales manager for Norwood Motor Parts Company. “Our CSC network, distribution center, and store employees truly appreciate the value. We at Norwood Motor Parts are very proud to have received three college scholarships awards in 2019 from the Alliance.”

Among this year’s winners, Kaitlyn Leech of Wyoming, Mich., was also awarded the 2019 Frank V. Maggio Memorial Scholarship. The scholarship, offered by the Auto-Wares Group of Companies, is given to a worthy student to commemorate the life of Maggio, who believed in the Auto Value Certified Service Center program and recognized the importance of partnering with his customers to achieve mutual success. Leech will be pursuing a Pre Veterinary degree at Michigan State University.

“Auto-Wares is proud to award the Maggio scholarship to Kaitlyn,” said Ryan Backowski, director of marketing for the Auto-Wares Group. “Frank Maggio believed in honesty, trustworthiness, and the pursuit of excellence through education. Kaitlyn exemplifies these characteristics with her strong community involvement and through earning a top position in her graduating class. We wish Kaitlyn the best of luck as she continues her education.”

Since the Alliance Auto Value scholarship program was developed in 2001, it has awarded more than $500,000 in scholarships to deserving students. The annual program encourages continuing education within the membership and supports the next workforce generation in achieving their educational goals.

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2019 Aftermarket Auto Parts Alliance Scholarship Winners

Student School Course of Study Warehouse Distributor
Nicholas Caton Eastern Kentucky University Business and Marketing Hahn Automotive
Cole Christians Dordt College Business The Merrill Company
Alexandra Dumont Providence University College & Theological Seminary Business Administration Piston Ring
Erika Dykstra Davenport University Medical Assisting Auto-Wares Group of Companies
Skylar Good Hastings College Business Administration The Merrill Company
Bridget Hubbard Quinnipiac University Occupational Therapy Norwood Motor Parts
Jarrett Hudson Oklahoma State University Agribusiness Sales Jobbers Automotive Warehouse
Jhovani Anguiano Jimenez San Francisco State University Business Administration Trimon
Kaitlyn Leech Michigan State University Pre Veterinary Auto-Wares Group of Companies
Mark Malig Southern Alberta Institute of Technology Parts Technician Central Auto Parts Distributors
Emily Ogden Arkansas State University Elementary Education Parts Warehouse, Inc.
Brooke Peckham Ferris State University Human Resources Auto-Wares Group of Companies
Ashley Peterman University of Regina Faculty of Education Auto Electric Service Ltd.
Jeffrey Peterson Northwest Iowa Community College Automotive and Light Duty Diesel Technolgoy The Merrill Company
Christian Pfeiffer Jackson College Business and Finance Auto-Wares Group of Companies
Jason Phillips, Jr. Northeast Lakeview College Business Administration and Marketing Aftermarket Auto Parts Alliance, Inc.
Zach Poppe North Central Kansas Technical College Automotive Technology Jobbers Automotive Warehouse
Anna Reid Saginaw Valley State University Nursing Auto-Wares Group of Companies
Joshua Roos University of Massachusetts – Amherst Operations and Information Management Norwood Motor Parts
Rebecca Roos University of Michigan Nursing Norwood Motor Parts
Quincy Schenk Iowa State University Kinesiology The Merrill Company
Jason Stegemann Northwest Iowa Community College Diesel Technology The Merrill Company
John Tangen University of North Dakota Marketing and Management Automotive Parts Headquarters, Inc.
Charles Tipping Owens Community College Automotive Service Management Hahn Automotive
David Valent Michigan State University Engineering Auto-Wares Group of Companies


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