Md. – August 17, 2018 – Women in Auto Care, a community of
the Auto Care Association, today announced it reached a milestone in scholarship
funding and tool sets for women in the auto care industry. The group’s
scholarship funding began with $2,000 back in 2004 and has now expanded
to $100,000 for 2018. Since 2004, Women in Auto Care has given
$357,500 in scholarships.
This year, the $100,000 is comprised of $75,000 in scholarship
funds and $25,000 in tool sets. Women in Auto Care selected 30 women as the
recipients of this year’s scholarships, including:
Schneider – San Jacinto, Calif.
Sims – Anchorage, Alaska
Ripley – Freeport, Ill.
Barbosa – Corpus Christi, Texas
Griswold – Eau Claire, Wis.
Velazco Gonzalez – Ogden, Utah
Tegio – Reno, Nev.
Stead – Lima, Ohio
Petrides – East Greenwich, R.I.
Cissell – Paris, Tenn.
- Li Mei
Lin – Ithaca, N.Y.
Lusche – Milford, Neb.
Lee – Ann Arbor, Mich.
Alvarez – Tempe, Ariz.
Larrieu – Sparks, Nev.
Dodge – Greeley, Colo.
Reyes – Alexandria, Va.
Dooley – Midland, Mich.
Sira – Philadelphia, Pa.
Bostick – Stillwater, Okla.
- Emily Koch
– Warren, Mich.
Duff – Buna, Texas
Echavarria – Houston, Texas
Creach – Newton, Kan.
Ems – Cincinnati, Ohio
Boden – Loveland, Colo.
Pina – Richmond, Texas
Padilla – Hobbs, N.M.
Stocker – Poulsbo, Wash.
“We are so proud to see
the tremendous growth of the Women in Auto Care scholarships over the last 14
years, and we are thrilled to be able to empower more and more women each year
in our industry through this opportunity,” said Danielle Sonnefeld, education
committee chair, Women in Auto Care.
The top 2018 scholarship recipient, Christina Schneider, was
selected to receive the top scholarship of $10,000. In her application,
Schneider shared a personal story of how she managed to take a difficult
situation in her life and turn it around for the better through a career in the
automotive industry. Schneider will be flown out to Las Vegas this fall to be
honored at the Women in Auto Care reception during the annual Automotive Aftermarket Products Expo (AAPEX) show.
Women in Auto Care thanks its sponsors, membership, University of
the Aftermarket Foundation, TechForce and Cornwell tools for their
contributions and support of the scholarships.
For more information about Women in Auto Care, please
contact Kelly Molyneux at firstname.lastname@example.org
About Women in Auto Care
in Auto Care, a community of the Auto Care Association, is comprised of auto care professionals dedicated to providing
opportunities, education and career leadership to women in the auto care
industry through networking, mentoring, recruitment, recognition, industry
advising and communication. For more information about Women in Auto Care,