LAS VEGAS (Nov. 28, 2016) — Women in Auto Care awarded $60,000 in scholarships to 20 high school and post-secondary students recently, including one $10,000 scholarship to a Summer Miller, a student in automotive technology at Brookhaven College in Decatur, Texas.
The group, formerly the Car Care Council Women's Board (WB), has been awarding scholarships to young women pursuing careers in the automotive trades for the past 14 years. It announced the 2016 recipients at a press conference Nov. 1 during the recent Automotive Aftermarket Parts Expo (AAPEX) in Las Vegas.
Applicants for the scholarships are judged on a number of criteria, including: essay; activities/volunteering, etc.; grades/GPA; classes; financial need; and industry commitment. The 2016 applicants were judged by eight reviewers, the association said.
Ms. Miller was awarded the Kathleen Schmatz Scholarship, named for the retired president and CEO of the Auto Care Association. This scholarship also includes a sponsored trip to the 2017 AAPEX.