Association of Diesel Specialists (ADS) Awards Scholarships -

Association of Diesel Specialists (ADS) Awards Scholarships

ADS – contributing to the educational progress of future diesel generations.

KANSAS CITY, MO – The Association of Diesel Specialists (ADS) has offered scholarships to individuals demonstrating an eagerness to explore diesel technology and to develop skills necessary for a career in the diesel industry. The scholarships seek to recruit new students to diesel training programs at institutions participating in the ADS TechSmart program.
For the 2011 ADS/Henry and Esther Ortner Educational Foundation Scholarship, ADS awarded a total of $10,000 in scholarships to 10 students for the 2011-2012 academic school year.
The 2011 ADS/Ortner scholarship recipients are:

• Brock Allen of Ferron, Utah – WyoTech

• Bryan Buske of West Milford, NJ – WyoTech

• Bradley Henry of Lockport, NY – Alfred State College

• Thomas Kalman of Grand Island, NY – Alfred State College

• Kyle Mason of Penn Yan, NY – Alfred State College

• Luke McMillan of Upper Sandusky, OH – University of Northwest Ohio

• Luke Meuchel of Darby, MT – WyoTech

• Tyler Spencer of Craig, CO – WyoTech

• Andrew Walker of Meyersdale, PA – WyoTech

• Zachary Woolard of Warsaw, VA. – WyoTech

The ADS/Henry and Esther Ortner Educational Foundation was established in 1994 following receipt of a gift from the estate of the late Esther Ortner, the widow of Henry Ortner Jr., the first ADS Technical Director. In 1995, the ADS/Ortner Foundation’s trustees approved the Ortner Scholarship program.

The scholarships are administered by the ADS Technical Education Committee. Since the inception of the program, more than 285 scholarships have been awarded totaling more than $210,000.

Applications for the ADS/Henry and Esther Ortner Educational Foundation Scholarship are received through the automotive scholarship website, Through the efforts of ADS and other regional associations, along with the supporters of the Global Automotive Aftermarket Symposium (GAAS) scholarship fund, ADS is able to assist students pursuing a career in the diesel industry.
Contributions can be made to the ADS/Henry and Esther Ortner Educational Foundation online at

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