DEARBORN, Mich. (June 6, 2016) — Quick Lane Tire & Auto Center is partnering with the Disabled American Veterans (DAV) to launch “Trading One Uniform For Another,” an initiative to award scholarships to U.S. military veterans toward a certification in automotive maintenance and repair.
To help veterans acquire the skills they need to become automotive technicians, Quick Lane will award $10,000 scholarships to five veterans, who will be selected by public vote from among 10 finalists chosen by the DAV based on essays describing why they would be a deserving recipient.
The funds can be used to pay for tuition, books and fees at any community college, university, trade or vocational school in the U.S. with an accredited program in automotive mechanics, according to Quick Lane, as Ford Motor Co. initiative.
Quick Lane and the DAV will select 10 finalists from all qualified nominees. In November during Military Appreciation Month, Quick Lane and the DAV will unveil the finalists at QLtradingone.com and invite the public to vote for a finalists to receive a scholarship.