Md. – August 27, 2019 – Women in Auto Care, a community of
the Auto Care Association, awarded scholarships to 40 female students looking
to have a career in the auto care industry. Supporting over $100,000 in
scholarships and starter tool sets, growth of more than 25% in award recipients
for 2019 is a tremendous milestone for the community. The group’s scholarship funding began with
$2,000 in 2004 and has now expanded ten-fold to over $100,000 for the second
year in a row. Since 2004, Women in Auto Care have given $457,000 in
Women in Auto Care recipients of
this year’s scholarships, include:
Carter - Spring Valley, Calif.
O'Leary - Powell, Wyo.
Hoch - Oley, Pa.
Mole - Lima, Ohio
Arteaga - El Monte, Calif.
Alcon - Cortez, Colo.
Suarez - Tupelo, Miss.
Richardson - Dexter, Mich.
Flores - Houston, Texas
Koch - Indianapolis, Ind.
- Erma Villarino - Yakima, Wash.
Ems - Cincinnati, Ohio
Marshall - Fort Sumner, N.M.
Anderson - Lafayette, Ind.
Mallard - Valdosta, Ga.
Gaastra-Torres - Racine, Wis.
- Juliana Tamayo - Addison, Ill.
Wade - Albany, Ky.
White II - Sacramento, Calif.
Fair - Milan, Ind.
Golembiewski - Bruce Township, Mich.
Barbosa - Mathis, Texas
- Logan Spicher
- Lewistown, Pa.
Hughes - Trenton, Mich.
Lusche - Columbus, Neb.
Russ - Townshend, Vt.
Sira - Arcadia, Calif.
Lambert - Ovilla, Texas
Mitchell - Las Vegas, Nev.
Riner - Lawrenceville, Ga.
Wright - San Rafael, Calif.
Garner - Lock Haven, Pa.
Kellison - West Des Moines, Iowa
Wieczorek - Auburn, Ala.
Zughbaba - Fairfield, Calif.
lackey - Sullivan, N.H.
Moran - Pendleton, Ore.
Aguilera - Hazel Crest, Ill.
Harris - Milford, Del.
Rivera - Brockton, Mass.
“We are incredibly proud to have the
opportunity to support 40 female students and make an impact with helping them
achieve their dreams,” said Danielle Sonnefeld, committee chair, Women in Auto
Care. “It is so important that our industry supports the next generation
technicians and leaders in the Auto Care Industry.”
The top 2019 scholarship
recipient, Tabitha Harris, was selected to receive a $5,000 scholarship and
trip to this year’s Automotive Aftermarket Expo (AAPEX) show in Las Vegas. She
will be honored at the Women in Auto Care reception, taking place at AAPEX on Nov.
5, 2019 at 4 p.m.
Women in Auto Care thanks its
sponsors, membership, University of the Aftermarket Foundation, TechForce and
Cornwell tools for their contributions and support of the scholarship program.
For more information about Women
in Auto Care, please contact Women in Auto Care at firstname.lastname@example.org