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GAAS Scholarship Committee Launches Redesigned Web Site

The website allows students interested in aftermarket careers to submit one application for 2009 scholarships online

Research Triangle Park, NC – The Global Automotive Aftermarket Symposium (GAAS) Scholarship Committee announced the launch of the newly redesigned Web site,

“By providing a new look and new features to our Web site, we have reaffirmed our commitment to making the place on the Web for automotive scholarships,” said Pete Kornafel, chairman of the GAAS Scholarship Selection Committee. “We’ve made it easier for students to find information on individual scholarships and improved the process for returning users to login on the homepage and finish their applications,” he added.

The website allows students interested in aftermarket careers to submit one application for 2009 scholarships online at and receive consideration for scholarships from a variety of different automotive organizations.

A complete list of scholarships available can be found online at the application website. Applicants must meet the individual scholarship qualifications to be considered.

115 GAAS scholarships were awarded in 2008, including 10 awards received by students from Canada. Including this year’s awards, GAAS has presented more than 1,400 scholarships and more than $1.4 million since it was formed.

Details about the GAAS scholarship program are available at

Throughout its 14-year history, the annual Global Automotive Aftermarket Symposium (GAAS) has become the premier industry conference for senior-level aftermarket executives. All of the net proceeds from the event go toward funding industry scholarships.

The 2009 event is set for Wednesday and Thursday, May 6-7, at the Hyatt Regency O’Hare in Chicago, Ill. Details are at

The GAAS program is a joint professional education effort of the Alliance of State Automotive Aftermarket Associations (ASAAA), Automotive Aftermarket Industry Association (AAIA), Automotive Aftermarket Suppliers Association (AASA), Automotive Industries Association ( AIA) of Canada, Automotive Parts Remanufacturers Association (APRA), Automotive Service Association (ASA), Automotive Warehouse Distributors Association (AWDA), Motorist Assurance Program ( MAP), Motor & Equipment Manufacturers Association (MEMA), Specialty Equipment Market Association (SEMA), Tire Industry Association (TIA) and University of the Aftermarket.

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