AASA And OAC Announce Scholarships -

AASA And OAC Announce Scholarships

The OAC board of directors initiated the memorial fund through the University of the Aftermarket Foundation in November 2014. Each year, $1,000 annual scholarships are presented to one male and one female student pursuing careers in the automotive aftermarket industry.

aasa613The Automotive Aftermarket Suppliers Association (AASA) and the AASA Overseas Automotive Council (OAC) announced the 2016 recipients of scholarships in memory of the late Jeremy Denton, former AASA vice president and OAC executive director:

• Joshua Canuto of Waterflow, New Mexico, who is attending the automotive program at San Juan College, Farmington, New Mexico

• Shekinah Davies of Arco, Idaho, who is participating in the AAS-automotive program at the College of Southern Idaho

The OAC board of directors initiated the memorial fund through the University of the Aftermarket Foundation in November 2014. Each year, $1,000 annual scholarships are presented to one male and one female student pursuing careers in the automotive aftermarket industry.

“AASA and OAC are committed to supporting outstanding students such as Joshua and Shekinah as they pursue their education and their aftermarket careers,” said Bill Long, AASA president and chief operating officer. “Our scholarships are not only an important investment in our great industry, but an enduring tribute to Jeremy’s passion for the aftermarket and its future.”

Denton was a member of the AASA team from 2005 through 2011. In addition to his positions at AASA and OAC, he also served as staff executive for the Filter Manufacturers Council (FMC), the Brake Manufacturers Council (BMC) and the AASA China Aftermarket Forum (CAF). He died in 2013 at age 36 after a valiant, two-year battle with cancer.

Donations can be made to by sending checks payable to The Jeremy Denton Memorial Scholarship Fund, c/o Julie Brehm, Auto Care Association, 7101 Wisconsin Ave., Suite 1300, Bethesda, MD 20814, 240-333-1046.

You May Also Like

June Crossword Puzzlers Announced

Keep your wits about you during summer vacation – play MindGames each week for fun and (maybe) prizes!

Congratulations to the randomly selected winners of the June Crossword Puzzle! You've each won a $10 Starbucks gift card! Our winners this month are:

• Anna Marks, Delaware Technical Community College, Stanton, DE• Ed Miraglia, PNW Boces, Yorktown Heights, NY• Robert Lynch, Fayetteville Technical Community College, Fayetteville, NC• Jeremy Bardwell, Northshore Technical Community College, Hammond, LA• Christian Clark, Cuyahoga Valley Career Center, Brecksville, OH• Lou Spinelli, Delaware Technical Community College, Stanton, DE• Larry Martin, Princeton High School, Princeton, TX• Mike McCord, Tennesse College of Applied Technology, Whiteville, TN• Glenn Hubert, Gloucester County Institute of Technology, Sewell, NJ• Carl Smith, Rowan-Cabarrus Community College, Salisbury, NC

UTI Announces ‘Summer Ignite’ Program

The free, three-week program serves as a gateway for students to learn more about automotive or motorcycle repair careers.

Schaeffler Recognized as a GM 2023 Top Global Supplier

This is the fourth time Schaeffler has been honored with this award.

Perfect Stop Powersports Promotion Kicks Off The Summer

Six grand-prize winners will choose a powersports vehicle of their choice – worth up to $15,000.

Schaeffler, ATSG Partner to Support Technical Education

Schaeffler will provide ATSG members with ongoing education and technical resources.

Other Posts
Schaeffler Launches Facebook Follower Promotion

Schaeffler is giving away a summer swag bag to celebrate reaching 10,000 followers.

WIN Hands Out Record Number of Collision Scholarships

A record 30 new women received 2024 WIN College Student Tuition and Conference Scholarship Awards.

No End-Of-Term Lull For Pop Quizzers

Before you start thinking about summer vacation, remember – MindGames are here to keep your brain sharp.

New Hunter University Offers Online and In-Person Training

The global training platform consolidates dozens of courses in a single location.