AMI accepting Emil Stanley Merit Award applications

March 6, 2014
The Automotive Management Institute is accepting applications for the 2014 Emil Stanley Merit Award.
The Automotive Management Institute (AMI) is accepting applications for the 2014 Emil Stanley Merit Award. The scholarship is awarded annually to an individual who works in an Automotive Service Association (ASA) Collision Division member-business and who displays a desire to improve their business skills through management education.

The 2014 award marks the 24th year in which AMI and ASA have honored Emil Stanley with this commemorative management-oriented scholarship. The award recipient will receive $1,000 toward expenses to attend the 2014 International Autobody Congress & Exposition (NACE) in Detroit, July 31 - Aug. 2. NACE, the world’s largest collision repair event, is sponsored by ASA, and offers a comprehensive lineup of AMI, industry and technical seminars, an exposition with hundreds of diverse exhibiting companies displaying the latest equipment, products and services and technology available to today’s collision repair industry.

To be eligible for the award, the following requirements must be met: applicants must work in the collision repair industry; must demonstrate an interest in self-improvement through management education; must own or work for a business that is an ASA member in good standing; and, if the applicant is not the business owner, must be recommended by the business owner. AMI Trustees and their employees, and the Emil Stanley Scholarship Selection Committee and their employees, are not eligible to apply.

To request a scholarship application, call AMI at (800) 272-7467, ext. 101, or fill out a scholarship application online at Applications must be received by AMI on or before June 20, 2014. The scholarship recipient will be notified by AMI on or before June 30, 2014.

ASA established the Emil Stanley Merit Award to honor Mr. Stanley’s lifelong contributions to the automotive service industry. Publisher of Automotive Body Repair News (ABRN) until his death in 1989, he was a strong advocate of NACE and of professionalizing the automotive repair industry. The scholarship is made possible by commitments from ASA to AMI’s resource development effort ­­– EXCEL.

AMI was established to answer the demand for continuing education tailored specifically for the business needs of the automotive service industry. The Institute offers the Accredited Automotive Manager (AAM) designation, the first business management accreditation exclusively for the automotive service professional. To date, AMI programs have attracted more than 228,000 enrollments throughout North America. AMI is a not-for-profit educational foundation to which tax-deductible contributions can be made. For more information about the Institute, its curriculum, or EXCEL, please contact AMI at (800) 272-7467, ext. 129, or visit the AMI Web site at

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