The PPG Industries Foundation awarded four collision students with $5,000 scholarships through the Collision Repair Education Foundation. These scholarships are awarded to full-time students in a post-secondary school with a focus or degree in collision repair and who have demonstrated interest and involvement in the collision repair community through extracurricular activities. The funds will be used to assist students with educational expenses such as tuition, books, tools and equipment.
The student winners of the 2014 PPG Foundation Scholarships include:
• Elizabeth Mahsem (Madison College, Madison, Wis.)
• Ian Zapata (College of Lake County, Grayslake, Ill.)
• Rita Gonzales (Texas State Technical College, Harlingen, Texas)
• Seth Cushing (NCK Tech, Beloit, Kan.)
Additional funds were raised during PPG’s recent MVP Business Solutions Conference in Phoenix, Ariz., and these were utilized to create the PPG MVP Industry Student Scholarship. The selected collision student winner of this $2,100 scholarship is Ashley Thomas of Washtenaw Community College in Ann Arbor, Mich.
“PPG strongly believes in supporting the future professionals of the industry and assisting them with any type of educational barriers they might encounter,” said Domenic Brusco, PPG Automotive Refinish, senior manager, industry relations. “PPG has supported the Collision Repair Education Foundation for over 20 years, and we look forward to continuing our support and growing this relationship in the future.”