Auto Value and Bumper to Bumper have announced that 33 students have been selected to receive the 2016 “Advancing the Aftermarket” and General College Scholarships. These 33 students were selected from a pool of more than 170 applications.
Beginning in 2001, Auto Value and Bumper to Bumper began awarding scholarships to deserving students in their pursuit of a post-high school education. Each recipient will receive a $1,500 scholarship to help offset the expense of attending a college, university or trade school of their choice. The program has awarded more than $500,000 in scholarships since its inception.
Among the 33 scholarship recipients is Deanna Hartogh, the winner of the Frank V. Maggio Memorial Scholarship. This scholarship is given to a deserving student to commemorate the life of Frank V. Maggio, whose legacy is defined by honesty, trustworthiness and a continual pursuit of excellence through education. Maggio was an employee of Auto-Wares Group of Companies and believed that partnering with customers would lead to their ultimate mutual success. Auto-Wares says it is proud to co-sponsor this Auto Value scholarship with an additional $1,000. Hartogh plans on studying automotive technology / business at Triton College in River Grove, Illinois. Deanna is the daughter of Chuck Hartogh, owner of C&M Auto Service in Glenview, Illinois, longtime customer of Auto-Wares, and former member of the Aftermarket Auto Parts Alliance’s National Service Center Advisory Council.
Fifteen of the scholarship recipients are students who have chosen a career path within the automotive aftermarket. Several of these winners are associated with Auto Value or Bumper to Bumper warehouses, parts stores or certified service centers. The 2016 “Advancing the Aftermarket” scholarship winners are:
• Melina Amico, Rochester, Michigan
• Travis Burrows, Brownfield, Maine
• Sheldon Caldwell, Santa Maria, California
• Brody Ellison, Jackson, Michigan, Auto-Wares Group of Companies
• Jeremi Harris, Oakley, California, Trimon Corp.
• Deanna Hartogh, Niles, Illinois, Auto-Wares Group of Companies
• Hunter Jeffreys, Brooklyn, Michigan, Auto-Wares Group of Companies
• Josiah Johnson, Spencer, Iowa, Arnold Motor Supply
• Harley Lang, Otisville, Michigan, Auto-Wares Group of Companies
• Jacob Leezy, Collinsville, Illinois
• Brad Lyons, Avonmore, Pennsylvania
• Elizabeth Niemi, Howell, Michigan
• Brooke N. Peckham, Rockford, Michigan, Auto-Wares Group of Companies
• Anthony Stallone, Palatine, Illinois
• Jenny Wong, Los Angeles, California
The remaining 18 scholarship recipients are students who are employed or have parents employed by an Auto Value or Bumper to Bumper affiliated warehouse, parts store or certified service center. The 2016 General College Scholarship winners are:
• Sunni Ebnet, Albany, Minnesota, Automotive Parts Headquarters
• Nick Reetz, Carroll, Iowa, Arnold Motor Supply
• Christian Woodle, Papillion, Nebraska, Arnold Motor Supply
• Devin Hook, Michigan State University, Auto-Wares Group of Companies
• Autumn Lang, Otisville, Michigan, Auto-Wares Group of Companies
• Lee Starovich, Libertyville, Illinois, Auto-Wares Group of Companies
• Megan Starovich, Libertyville, Illinois, Auto-Wares Group of Companies
• Taylor Sue Unterbrink, Fort Lauderdale, Florida, Bennett Auto Supply
• Noah Racine, Glover, Vermont, Bond Auto Parts
• Jeremy Latham, Paducah, Kentucky, Distributors Warehouse Inc.
• Gretchen Kirzinger, Springfield, Kentucky, Hahn Automotive
• Brandon Trefecer, Staten Island, New York, Hahn Automotive
• Stephanie Vaughn, Clarks Mills, Pennsylvania, Hahn Automotive
• Ashleigh Baker, Springfield, Missouri, Parts Warehouse Inc.
• Anna Grace Estes, Little Rock, Arkansas, Parts Warehouse Inc.
• Cody Hogan, Leachville, Arizona, Parts Warehouse Inc.
• Jamie Stelly, Scott, Louisiana, Parts Warehouse Inc.
• Maxx Toutant, Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada, Piston Ring Services