BETHESDA, Md. — The University of the Aftermarket Foundation (UAF) has set a record, awarding $706,250 in scholarships to students throughout the country, according to Danielle Sonnefeld, AAP, chair of the UAF scholarship committee.
UAF and its partners awarded 427 scholarships this year.
UAF scholarship recipients will be attending a two-year or four-year college, university or an accredited automotive vocational program during the 2021-22 academic year. While the majority are studying to become mechanical, collision or heavy-duty repair professionals, others are pursuing degrees in business, engineering and IT/cybersecurity, among others, leading to a career in the automotive aftermarket.
Several scholarships were awarded on behalf of a variety of individuals and organizations. A complete list of recipients can be found by clicking here.
"We are very proud of the UAF scholarship program that allows students to easily apply online at AutomotiveScholarships.com," Ms. Sonnefeld said.
She said once the teams of scholarship reviewers evaluate all completed applications, recipients and schools are notified of the awards.
"This new record shows how our industry is dedicated to helping the next generation of aftermarket professionals advance their education," Bob Egan, chairman, University of the Aftermarket Foundation, said. "These scholarships would not be possible without the generosity of our donors. Their commitment to UAF helps ensure that the aftermarket will be in good hands today and well into the future."