NATEF Announces 2014 Scholarship Recipients

Release date: 6/10/2014

NATEF announces the recipients of three scholarships in conjunction with the Global Automotive Aftermarket Symposium (GAAS).

LEESBURG, VA, June 10, 2014 – The National Automotive Technicians Education Foundation (NATEF), in collaboration with the Global Automotive Aftermarket Symposium (GAAS) Scholarship Fund, announced today the recipients of three scholarships. The ASE 2014 scholarship recipient is Collin Huber of Waterford, Va. The two $1,000 Michael Busch Memorial Fund scholarship winners are Lucas Wald of Napeoleon, ND and Matthew Bisbee of Orr, Minn.
 
The Michael Busch Memorial Scholarship fund was created in memory of the son of former collision shop owner and ASE board member Jim Busch, who operated a business in Issaquah, Wash., until his retirement. Michael was an automotive technology student who tragically lost his battle with cancer. Each recipient of the Michael Busch scholarship receives $1,000 to be used toward their automotive education.
 
 “We are honored to support the future of the automotive service industry through the generous scholarship program established to honor the memory of Michael,” said Trish Serratore, NATEF president. “We congratulate this year’s winners and wish them the all the best in their careers.”
 
“The partnership with the Michael Busch Memorial Fund has enabled the GAAS scholarships to help even more students pursue their dream of starting a successful career in the automotive industry,” said Pete Kornafel, chairman of the GAAS Scholarship Selection Committee.
 
About the Global Automotive Aftermarket Symposium
The annual two-day Global Automotive Aftermarket Symposium brings together industry leaders and experts to examine the issues and trends affecting the automotive aftermarket and influencing its future. For more information, visit www.globalsymposium.org.
 
About the GAAS Scholarship Program
The GAAS program is a joint professional education effort of the of the Alliance of State Automotive Aftermarket Associations (ASAAA), Automotive Aftermarket Industry Association (AAIA), Automotive Aftermarket Suppliers Association (AASA), Automotive Industries Association (AIA) of Canada, Automotive Parts Remanufacturers Association (APRA), Automotive Service Association (ASA), Automotive Warehouse Distributors Association (AWDA), Motorist Assurance Program (MAP), Motor & Equipment Manufacturers Association (MEMA), Specialty Equipment Market Association (SEMA), Tire Industry Association (TIA) and University of the Aftermarket. R. L. Polk & Co. is the corporate sponsor of the Global Automotive Aftermarket Symposium. For more information on the GAAS scholarship program, please visit www.AutomotiveScholarships.com.
 
About the National Automotive Technicians Education Foundation
NATEF was founded in 1983 as an independent, non-profit organization with a single mission: To evaluate technician training programs against standards developed by the automotive industry and recommend qualifying programs for NATEF accreditation. The NATEF process has resulted in accredited automotive training programs in all fifty states at the secondary and post-secondary levels. For more information about NATEF, visit www.natef.org.

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