Sterling Autobody has awarded $27,000 in collision student scholarships and tool grants through the Collision Repair Education Foundation. This support will provide the students with both the financial assistance to complete their technical education and provide the necessary tools for the students to be capable and efficient members of the collision industry upon graduation.
The student winners of the 2013 spring Sterling Autobody include:
- Oscar Casas-Barajas -Cypress College (Cypress, Calif.); Award: $2,500 scholarship and $3,000 tool grant.
- Adalberto Cardenas -Kennedy King College (Chicago); Award: $2,500 scholarship and $3,000 tool grant.
- Tommy Love -Monroe2Orleans BOCES (Spencerport, N.Y.); Award: $2,500 scholarship and $3,000 tool grant.
- Jose Zavala -Central County Occupational Center (San Jose, Calif.); Award: $2,500 scholarship and $3,000 tool grant.
- Keith Totten -Lake Tech Center (Eustis, Fla.); Award: $2,000 scholarship.
- Amanda Johnson -Weber State University (Ogden, Utah); Award: $1,000 scholarship.
- Shawn Durante - Lake Tech Center (Eustis, Fla.); Award: $1,000 scholarship.
Sterling Autobody Centers President Nick Notte noted, "Sterlingsupports the direction of the Collision Repair Education Foundation, funding the education and tools needed to develop our next generation of collision repairers. I challenge all of my colleagues in our inter-industry community, to become involved with the Foundation to create your next group of employees, customers and those who will lead when we are gone."
For additional information about Sterling Autobody, visit www.SterlingAutobody.com. Industry members interested in working together with the Collision Repair Education Foundation in supporting secondary and post-secondary collision repair students, instructors, and their school programs should contact Director of Development, Brandon Eckenrode at 847.463.5244 or Brandon.Eckenrode@ed-foundation.org.
Most of the donation will be used for student scholarships.
Winners announced during SEMA Show reception.