Alliance of Automotive Service Providers of Minnesota (AASP-MN) Awards Scholarships -

Alliance of Automotive Service Providers of Minnesota (AASP-MN) Awards Scholarships

The Alliance of Automotive Service Providers of Minnesota (AASP-MN) awarded $15,000 in scholarships to help post-secondary automotive students pay for tuition during the 2014-15 school year.

The scholarships are in the amount of $1,000 per student and were made possible by a successful fundraising drive within the AASP-MN membership, as well as a donation from the Minnesota State I-CAR Committee.

All recipients will be entering the second year of a NATEF-accredited automotive program based in Minnesota.

This year’s recipients include:

  • Anthony Ammann, Century College, White Bear Lake – Automotive Service Technology program
  • Tyler Anderson, Hennepin Technical College, Brooklyn Park – Auto Body Collision Repair program
  • Courtney Bisbee, Lake Superior College, Duluth – Automotive Service Technology program
  • Matthew Bisbee, Lake Superior College, Duluth – Auto Body Collision Repair program
  • Tyler Bode, South Central Technical College, No. Mankato – Automotive Service Technology program
  • Luis Garcia, Ridgewater College, Willmar – Automotive Service Technology program
  • Levi Gustafson, Riverland Community College, Austin – Automotive Service Technology program
  • Tyler Hoyles, Dakota County Technical College, Rosemount – Automotive Service Technology program
  • Austin Rikhus, MN State Community & Technical College, Moorhead – Automotive Service Technology program
  • Michael Torgerson, Pine Technical College, Pine City – Automotive Service Technology program
  • Seth Schure, MN State College Southeast Technical, Winona – Auto Body Collision Repair program
  • Alex Winder, Dakota County Technical College, Rosemount – Auto Body Collision Repair program
  • Joseph Wright, Dakota County Technical College, Rosemount – Auto Body Collision Repair program
  • Peter Yang, Hennepin Technical College, Brooklyn Park – Auto Body Collision Repair program
  • Christopher Yanish, Hennepin Technical College, Eden Prairie – Auto Body Collision Repair program

Twenty-seven students from 12 schools applied for the scholarships. Applications were reviewed by a committee of industry representatives, with consideration given to scholastic achievement, education and career goals, financial need and written recommendations.

The scholarship awards are the centerpiece of AASP-MN’s Automotive Education Fund, which was established to provide financial resources to support automotive students, enhance automotive programs and raise awareness of career opportunities in the independent automotive service industry.

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