University of the Aftermarket Foundation announces 2018-19 scholarship recipients

July 26, 2018
Scholarships totaling $130,000 have been awarded to 80 students working either to become a mechanical, collision or heavy duty repair professional or who are pursuing a business or engineering degree that will lead to a career in the aftermarket.

The University of the Aftermarket Foundation has awarded 80 students with scholarships for the 2018-19 academic year.

“We are very pleased that the University of the Aftermarket Foundation can help so many talented students that are pursuing a career in the automotive aftermarket,” said  Pete Kornafel, MAAP, chairman, education and scholarship committee, University of the Aftermarket Foundation (UAF). “By helping them with scholarship funds toward their tuition, they can focus on achieving their academic goals and entering the workforce.”  

Scholarships totaling $130,000 have been awarded to the following students working either to become a mechanical, collision or heavy duty repair professional or who are pursuing a business or engineering degree that will lead to a career in the automotive aftermarket. The recipients attend or will attend a two-year vocational/technical college or a four-year college or university and will each receive a UAF scholarship worth $1,000 to $5,000 to advance their education. 

  • Alec Jobbins, South Lake Tahoe, California 
  • Allison Guist, Mountain Home, Arkansas 
  • Andrew Ellard, Mobile, Alabama 
  • Antonio DeMonte, Cary, Illinois 
  • Augustine Attah, Grover Beach, California 
  • Austin Arenz, Sheboygan Falls, Wisconsin 
  • Austin Landon, Cheboygan, Michigan 
  • Bascilia Padilla, Hobbs, New Mexico 
  • Bethany Moler, Lima, Ohio 
  • Blake Bauer, Lebanon, Missouri 
  • Blake Chambers, Springfield, Missouri 
  • Brooke Peckham, Pierson, Michigan 
  • Callie Stead, Toms Brook, Virginia 
  • Cameron Kostecki, Castle Rock, Colorado 
  • Camren Ferrara, Lock Haven, Pennsylvania 
  • Carlos Ramos, Spring, Texas  
  • Carson Garcia, Elgin, Illinois 
  • Cedric Bainto, El Cajon, California 
  • Cham Roeun Tourt, Shakopee, Minnesota 
  • Charles Rumore, Jr., Birmingham, Alabama 
  • Chris Troupe, Lee’s Summit, Missouri 
  • Christian Rodriguez, Oswego, Illinois 
  • Christina Richardson, Hollow Rock, Tennessee 
  • Christopher Rutledge, Vancouver, Washington 
  • Clayton Wise, Enterprise, Alabama 
  • Collin Thomas, Kettle Falls, Washington 
  • Danielle Webb, St. Paul, Kansas 
  • David Rothstein, Fayetteville, North Carolina 
  • Dominic Norko, Plymouth, Michigan 
  • Dylan Attoe, Fayetteville, North Carolina 
  • Dylan Turnbow, Rexburg, Idaho  
  • Dylan Williams, Cleburne, Texas 
  • Edelyn Nuñez Abreu, Bronx, New York 
  • Elias Ramos, Ruskin, Florida 
  • Emerson D’Agostino, Wyoming, Ohio 
  • Erik Joaquin, Austin, Texas 
  • Farah Abdi, Shakopee, Minnesota 
  • Francisco Hernandez, Houston, Texas 
  • Garrett Brenning, Culbertson, Nebraska 
  • George Reid, Broadway, Virginia 
  • Hailey Ems, Cincinnati, Ohio 
  • Hubert Celinski, Naperville, Illinois 
  • Isaiah Clark, Crystal Spring, Pennsylvania 
  • Ivol Caudill III, Holland, Ohio  
  • Jacob Carswell, Richford, Vermont 
  • Jacob Shanley, Douglassville, Pennsylvania 
  • Jacob Stinnett, Leitchfield, Kentucky 
  • Jake Wendt, West Saint Paul, Minnesota 
  • Jakob Church, St. Francis, Kansas 
  • Jarrett James, Cherokee, Oklahoma 
  • Jaxen Stewart, Council Grove, Kansas 
  • Jeremy Guckert, Days Creek, Oregon 
  • Joey Taylor, Lexington, North Carolina 
  • John Powell, Bremerton, Washington 
  • Jonathan Smith, Levittown, Pennsylvania 
  • Jose Rodriguez, Missouri City, Texas 
  • Joseph Marcum, Stuarts Draft, Virginia 
  • Joshua Wilhelm, Holton, Kansas 
  • Justin Wood, Richfield, Idaho 
  • Kaiden Brier, Windsor, Colorado 
  • Karen White II, Sacramento, California 
  • Katelyn Fair, Milan, Michigan 
  • Mary Griswold, Eau Claire, Wisconsin 
  • Maxwell Reed, Woolwich, Maine 
  • Michael Leno, Rochester, New Hampshire 
  • Morgan White, Vale, Oregon 
  • Naomi Rivas, Costa Mesa, California 
  • Nicholas Penderson, Hayden, Colorado 
  • Noah Beirman, Slater, Iowa 
  • Olivia Stocker, Poulsbo, Washington 
  • Robert Blaettner, Boerne, Texas 
  • Ronald Garay-Villeda, Homestead, Florida 
  • Ryan Hack, Sedalia, Colorado 
  • Sean Connolly, Marianna, Florida 
  • Shane Esseff, Thousand Oaks, California 
  • Spencer Nicholas, Germansville, Pennsylvania 
  • Timothy Dengle, Moorestown, New Jersey 
  • Tommy Sparks, Harrah, Oklahoma 
  • Tucker Manderscheid, Chippewa Falls, Wisconsin 
  • Zakary Talamonti, Saline, Michigan 

In addition to the above named recipients, the University of the Aftermarket Foundation also awards named scholarships on behalf of a variety of individuals and organizations. To learn more or apply for a scholarship, visit and   

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