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CHARLESTON, S.C. (Feb. 26, 2014) — The Car Care Council Women's Board (WB) raised more than $4,500 from a silent auction during its recent winter meeting to support the WB scholarship fund for female students studying to enter the auto care industry.

The board said items for the auction were donated by WB associate companies and aftermarket supporters, with all proceeds going to the WB scholarship fund, allowing the WB to award a record number of scholarships in 2014.

The Women's Board will be giving away seven scholarships worth $24,000 this year — four to postsecondary students and three to high school students.

The Becky Babcox Women's Board scholarship recipient, a postsecondary student, will receive $5,000, and a trip to the Automotive Aftermarket Products Expo (AAPEX) in Las Vegas in the fall. The WB will administer the 2014 Continental A.G. Female Leadership Scholarship, awarding $5,000 to an additional postsecondary student. Two other postsecondary students will receive $4,000 and $3,000, respectively.

The top high school senior recipient will receive $3,000, and two others will receive $2,000 each. The board said winners of all scholarships are selected by representatives of the WB and will be announced in May.

"Thanks to our partnership with Continental's Commercial Vehicles & Aftermarket business unit and our second successful silent auction, we will be able to give away $24,000 in scholarship money in 2014," said Amy Mattinat of Auto Craftsmen Ltd. and president of the WB.

"We are very excited to be able to offer both financial support and career mentoring for women pursuing their profession in the auto care industry."

The meeting was held Feb. 4-5 in Charleston.

Students can apply online for a WB scholarship at its website.

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