Federal-Mogul Motorparts has named 12 new recipients of $2,500 tuition scholarships on behalf of its Garage Gurus technical education network.
The scholarships are presented to students enrolled in accredited post-secondary automotive technology schools. This is the fourth consecutive year for this program, and during this time, the company has handed out $120,000 in tuition support to future automotive service professionals.
“The main goal of the Garage Gurus scholarship program has remained the same since its introduction-to encourage and support the next generation of automotive and truck repair service professionals as they pursue their careers,” said Brent Berman, director, training and consumer experience for Federal-Mogul Motorparts. “These scholarships often serve as motivation to these men and women to fully engage in their training to become knowledgeable and active technicians in the future.”
Students who will receive Garage Gurus scholarships for the 2018-2019 academic year are:
- John Hartman, Lima, Ohio, University of Northwestern Ohio
- Jessica Jahuey, Sugar Hill, Georgia, Gwinnett Technical College (Lawrenceville Campus)
- Holly Pierre, Planfield, Illinois, Southern Illinois University of Carbondale
- Madison Lusche, Columbus, Nebraska Southeast Community College
- Jaivon Bennett, Waldorf, Maryland, Old Dominion University
- Miguel (Mike) Perez, Rifle, Colorado, New Mexico Junior College
- Emily Koch, Warren, Michigan, Lincoln College of Technology
- Joseph Waldeyer, Manasquan, New Jersey, Pennsylvania College of Technology
- Kimberly Rains, Horse Shoe, North Carolina, Blue Ridge Community College
- Mary Griswold, Eau Claire, Wisconsin, Chippewa Valley Technical College
- Kyle Sadler, Mont Belvieu, Texas, San Jacinto College
- Stetson Wolfe, New Castle, Pennsylvania, New Castle School of Trades
“I’ve always been empowered by the idea that if my car needs service, I’m able to fix it myself. This scholarship will really help me out with pursuing my dream of being a diesel technician and, eventually, owning my own shop,” said Kimberly Raines, a scholarship recipient currently enrolled at Blue Ridge Community College.
Fellow scholarship winner Miguel (Mike) Perez, studying to become a technician at New Mexico Junior College, added: “I entered the contest hoping that someone would pay attention to my story and help me finish college. My hope is to receive all my certifications and then become an expert in electrical, and this scholarship will go a long way to aiding me in achieving this goal.”