Auto Value/Bumper to Bumper Awards $16,500 in College Scholarships – UnderhoodService

Auto Value/Bumper to Bumper Awards $16,500 in College Scholarships

For the 11th year, Auto Value/Bumper to Bumper has awarded scholarships to members and/or their children to assist in their post-high school education, demonstrating that education is a top priority with the aftermarket giant.

For the 11th year, Auto Value/Bumper to Bumper has awarded scholarships to members and/or their children to assist in their post-high school education, demonstrating that education is a top priority with the aftermarket giant. Since the college scholarship program began, Auto Value/Bumper to Bumper has dedicated more than $175,000 to helping their members continue their education. This year, 33 students each received $500 to use at the school of their choice.

Students seeking a scholarship were required to write a 200-word essay on “What I hope to accomplish through my post-high school graduation.” Applicants must have completed high school to be considered for the $500 scholarship, which will be paid to the recipient’s trade school, college or university of choice for the fall 2007 semester.

The U.S. Census Bureau statistics state that people with a bachelor’s degree earn nearly twice as much on average than those with only a high school diploma. But the cost of continuing education can be daunting. According to USAToday, for academic year 2006-07, the average cost of tuition, room and board at a public university was $12,796; for a private school, the total averaged $30,367.

“Educational costs are rising dramatically every year. It becomes more and more difficult to get a post-high school education. Auto Value/Bumper to Bumper is committed to helping our members be successful and we believe by offering these college scholarships we do our small part in assisting them reach their educational goals,” said Steve Marks, senior vice president of marketing/advertising for Auto Value/Bumper to Bumper.

The 2007 Auto Value/Bumper to Bumper college scholarship recipients are:

Parts Store recipients:
· Chad Eldred, Auto Value
· Kathleen Jensen, Auto Value – St. Cloud
· Greg Allen, Auto Value of Ithaca
· Christine Henderson, Ty’s Auto Parts & Service
· Jonathan Nykamp, Auto Value Portage
· Nikki Kurisu, Standard Motors & Marine Supplies
· Kevin Blake Newton, Auto Value Southwest
· Nicholas Wall, Auto Machinery
· Raymond Smith II, Great Northern Auto & Truck
· Jyssaka O’Connell, Bumper to Bumper
· Joshua Cook, Arnold Motor Supply
· Hannah Harclerode, Arnold Motor Supply
· Brandt Egerter, Bumper to Bumper
· Sarah Evans, Evans Auto Parts
· Alisha Marie Wewers, Crow-Burlingame #56
· Lia Marin, Carley Bearing and Auto
· Jenna Mobley, Driskell Auto Parts

Certified Service Center recipients:
· Ashley Bauer, Fyler Auto Repair
· Mehgan Shaw, Auto Electric Service Regina
· Samantha Skarlupka, Skarlupka Service
· Alexandra Andler, Don’s Garage
· Danielle Gray, Oriole Automotive
· Michelle Mason, Steve’s Repair & Radiator
· Angi Semler, C&M Auto Service
· Robert Edward Tolzien, Tolzien’s Auto Service
· Carrie Weber, Weber Automotive Service
· John Roy, Mike Roy Automotive
· Brittany Meadors, Kenny’s Auto Service
· Melissa Mroz, Grow’s Truck Service
· Kelly Freeborn, J&B Auto Repair
· Matthew Smallwood, Edgewood Garage
· Ellen Williams, Twin Oaks Automotive
· Ashton Mack, Mack’s Auto-Tech

For additional information, visit

You May Also Like

BendPak Founder Don Henthorn Passes Away

Grew company from small machine shop to global leader in car lifts and garage equipment.

Don Henthorn, owner and founder of BendPak Inc., peacefully passed away at home Thursday, March 28, at the age of 85. Under his leadership, BendPak has grown from a small machine shop to one of the world’s leading manufacturers of car lifts and automotive service equipment.

Management and operations of the privately owned company are unchanged. 

ASE Practice Tests Available Online

You can get a good idea of what to expect by adding the official ASE practice tests to your study plans.

AACF Celebrates 65 Years Serving the Aftermarket

AACF will be announcing more details about this commemorative fundraiser April 1st.

Bendix Releases Technical Materials for ADAS Support

They are designed to help technicians properly set up, inspect, and diagnose several components integrated with ADAS.

Dayco Adds Almost 30 Part Numbers in March

The 29 new part numbers will be available by the end of March for distributors interested in adding to their product coverage.

Other Posts

ASE Designates June as Automotive Service Professionals Month

ASE urges industry members to embrace Automotive Service Professionals Month as a platform for expressing gratitude.

ZF Aftermarket Releases 80 New Parts

The latest additions expand coverage to more than 5 million vehicles in operation.

Vehlo Acquires Shop Management Software, Shop-Ware

Shop-Ware is a cloud-based shop management platform catering to independent automotive aftermarket repair shops.

Auto Care Association Launches REPAIR Act Video

The goal is to emphasize the need for federal REPAIR Act legislation, according to the Auto Care Association.