A record-setting 250 awards totaling more than $260,000 were presented through the Global Automotive Aftermarket Symposium (GAAS) scholarship program for the 2013-‘14 academic year. The University of the Aftermarket Foundation funded 115 of the 250 scholarships. The GAAS Scholarship Fund — supported by attendees at the annual event, its donors and sponsors — funded 69 awards, 10 of which were funded through a grant from the University of the Aftermarket Foundation. State aftermarket groups and other industry organizations funded an additional 76 scholarships. Awards ranged from $500 to $5,000.
A total of 35 students received multiple awards in 2013, including two students who received three awards and one who received four awards. The full list of 2013 scholarship recipients has been posted to the scholarship website alumni page.
In its 16-year history, the GAAS Scholarship program has presented more than $1.80 million in awards to more than 1,800 students. Online applications are being accepted now for 2014 scholarships. The deadline is March 31.
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