Auto Value and Bumper to Bumper announce 2019 scholarship recipients

June 24, 2019
Auto Value and Bumper to Bumper are pleased to announce 25 winners of their 2019 scholarship competition.

Auto Value and Bumper to Bumper are pleased to announce 25 winners of their 2019 scholarship competition. The students, picked from a pool of applicants from across North America, will be awarded $1,000 each.

“We are proud of the achievements of these students, and we are proud to support them as they further their education,” said JC Washbish, vice president of marketing for the Aftermarket Auto Parts Alliance. “These 25 students are members of the Alliance family, and we look forward to seeing what they accomplish in the future.”

Josh Roos, who won the scholarship through Norwood Motor Parts, is studying Operations and Information Management at the University of Massachusetts – Amherst. He is shown here with his father (Norwood controller Dan Roos) and Norwood Sales Manager John Tully.

In order to be considered, candidates were required to complete a rigorous application process that included essay prompts, short answer questions, letters of recommendation, and more. They also had to be employees and/or family members of employees. Winners were selected through the University of the Aftermarket Foundation by a panel of judges from a competitive pool of applicants.

“We are all aware of how competitive and expensive the college experience can be. The Alliance’s program is invaluable to all those members facing the frightful costs of a secondary education,” said John Tully, sales manager for Norwood Motor Parts Company. “Our CSC network, distribution center, and store employees truly appreciate the value. We at Norwood Motor Parts are very proud to have received three college scholarships awards in 2019 from the Alliance.”

Among this year’s winners, Kaitlyn Leech of Wyoming, Mich., was also awarded the 2019 Frank V. Maggio Memorial Scholarship. The scholarship, offered by the Auto-Wares Group of Companies, is given to a worthy student to commemorate the life of Maggio, who believed in the Auto Value and Bumper to Bumper Certified Service Center program and recognized the importance of partnering with his customers to achieve mutual success. Leech will be pursuing a Pre Veterinary degree at Michigan State University.

“Auto-Wares is proud to award the Maggio scholarship to Kaitlyn,” said Ryan Backowski, director of marketing for the Auto-Wares Group. “Frank Maggio believed in honesty, trustworthiness, and the pursuit of excellence through education. Kaitlyn exemplifies these characteristics with her strong community involvement and through earning a top position in her graduating class. We wish Kaitlyn the best of luck as she continues her education.”

Since the Alliance scholarship program was developed in 2001, it has awarded more than $500,000 in scholarships to deserving students. The annual program encourages continuing education within the membership and supports the next workforce generation in achieving their educational goals.

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2019 Aftermarket Auto Parts Alliance Scholarship Winners



Course of Study

Warehouse Distributor

Nicholas Caton

Eastern Kentucky University

Business and Marketing

Hahn Automotive

Cole Christians

Dordt College


The Merrill Company

Alexandra Dumont

Providence University College & Theological Seminary

Business Administration

Piston Ring

Erika Dykstra

Davenport University

Medical Assisting

Auto-Wares Group of Companies

Skylar Good

Hastings College

Business Administration

The Merrill Company

Bridget Hubbard

Quinnipiac University

Occupational Therapy

Norwood Motor Parts

Jarrett Hudson

Oklahoma State University

Agribusiness Sales

Jobbers Automotive Warehouse

Jhovani Anguiano Jimenez

San Francisco State University

Business Administration


Kaitlyn Leech

Michigan State University

Pre Veterinary

Auto-Wares Group of Companies

Mark Malig

Southern Alberta Institute of Technology

Parts Technician

Central Auto Parts Distributors

Emily Ogden

Arkansas State University

Elementary Education

Parts Warehouse, Inc.

Brooke Peckham

Ferris State University

Human Resources

Auto-Wares Group of Companies

Ashley Peterman

University of Regina

Faculty of Education

Auto Electric Service Ltd.

Jeffrey Peterson

Northwest Iowa Community College

Automotive and Light Duty Diesel Technolgoy

The Merrill Company

Christian Pfeiffer

Jackson College

Business and Finance

Auto-Wares Group of Companies

Jason Phillips, Jr.

Northeast Lakeview College

Business Administration and Marketing

Aftermarket Auto Parts Alliance, Inc.

Zach Poppe

North Central Kansas Technical College

Automotive Technology

Jobbers Automotive Warehouse

Anna Reid

Saginaw Valley State University


Auto-Wares Group of Companies

Joshua Roos

University of Massachusetts – Amherst

Operations and Information Management

Norwood Motor Parts

Rebecca Roos

University of Michigan


Norwood Motor Parts

Quincy Schenk

Iowa State University


The Merrill Company

Jason Stegemann

Northwest Iowa Community College

Diesel Technology

The Merrill Company

John Tangen

University of North Dakota

Marketing and Management

Automotive Parts Headquarters, Inc.

Charles Tipping

Owens Community College

Automotive Service Management

Hahn Automotive

David Valent

Michigan State University


Auto-Wares Group of Companies

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