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Jan 1, 2024 | Industry

ARA SCHOLARSHIP FOUNDATION RECIPIENTS Academic Year 2023-2024

Funded by generous donations from ARA Member Automotive Recyclers and Industry Vendors, the Scholarship Foundation provides financial gifts to children of automotive recycling working families. This is a real return on investment for their future – and ours.

The ARA Scholarship Foundation, Inc. provides a rare opportunity to give something from your business that can directly reward the workforce that supports this industry. At the same time, you contribute to the growth and development of our youth. Your support of the ARA Scholarship Foundation does exactly that.

The ARA Scholarship Foundation is a non-profit organization whose purpose is to promote education through the awarding of scholarships based on scholastic achievement. The funds are available only to ARA members’ employees, their children, or staff for post-high school educational pursuits. Scholarships are funded through contributions from people like you, who care about the future of our children. Each year, the Foundation awards approximately $30,000 – $50,000 to deserving students. We appreciate all of you who generously contributed to this effort.  

Scholarship Application Deadline is March 15. Download an application from ARA’s website at https://www.a-r-a.org/scholarship-program.html. Contact Kelly Badillo at (571) 208-0428 Ext. 2 or kelly@a-r-a.org for an application by mail or e-mail.

HOW CAN YOU HELP?

Please consider a tax-deductible donation in any amount or a named scholarship to honor a person of your choice, with a $1,000 donation for one year. For a $10,000 donation, a permanent scholarship may be named. Contributions may be made by cash, check, MasterCard, Visa, or American Express.

To make your donation to the ARA Scholarship Foundation, please contact ARA Director of Member Services, Kelly Badillo at (571) 208-0428 or via email at kelly@a-r-a.org.

ARA SCHOLARSHIP FOUNDATION RECIPIENTS

Elvis Muntz Memorial Scholarship

Adekide Adetayi

Florida Atlantic University, Atlanta, GA

Member: Cocoa Auto Salvage, Cocoa, FL

Parent: Donna Main

Ruby Griggers Memorial Scholarship

Adedayo Adetayi

Eastern Florida State College, Cocoa, FL

Member: Cocoa Auto Salvage, Cocoa, FL

Parent: Donna Main

Don & Carol Phelps Honorial Scholarship

Ari Albert

Western Washington University, Bellingham, WA

Member: Spalding Auto Parts, Spokane Valley, WA

Parent: Daniel Albert

Southern Ontario Auto Recyclers (SOAR) Scholarship

Benjamin Andrade

Bryant University, Smithfield, RI

Member: Everett's Auto Parts, Brockton, MA

Parent: Thomas Andrade

John Anspach Memorial Scholarship

Dillon Beermann

Arcadia University, Glenside, PA

Member: Harry's U-Pull-It, Hazle Twp, PA

Parent: Darren Beermann

Ron, Keith & Brian Sturgeon Scholarship

Briley Blackmon

Texas Christian University, Fort Worth, TX

Member: Grimes Truck & Auto Parts, LLC, Grand Prairie, TX

Parent: Nicole Blackmon

Linda Pitman Honorial Scholarship

Mark Borden

Stephen F. Austin State University, Nacagdoches, TX

Member: Ennis Auto Recyclers, Inc., Ennis, TX

Parent: Traci Borden

David Autry Memorial Scholarship

Emerald Bryant

Western Colorado University, Gunnison, CO

Member: Daurio Auto-Truck, Pueblo, CO

Parent: Samantha Bryant

Sandy Andersen Memorial Scholarship

Audrey Dean

Columbia College, Columbia, MO

Member: JC Auto & Truck Parts, Monroe City, MO

Parent: James Dean

Jan Sorenson Memorial Scholarship

Dana DeBoer

Northwest Iowa Community College, Sheldon, IA

Member: Vander Haag's, Inc., Spencer, IA

Parent: Bradley De Boer

Mark Buessing Memorial Scholarship

Maizie Dickson

Augustana University, Sioux Falls, SD

Member: Nordstrom's Automotive, Inc., Garretson, SD

Parent: Keith Dickson

Nancy Hall Memorial Scholarship

Sydney DiMarzio

University of Connecticut, Storrs, CT

Member: Linder's Inc., Worcester, MA

Parent: Chris DiMarzio

Skip Weller Honorial Scholarship

Kiley Fellis

Grand Canyon University, Phoenix, AZ

Member: B & R Auto Wrecking, Corvallis, OR

Parent: Mathew Mattingly

Bob Phelps Memorial Scholarship

Corbin Fisk

University of Wisconsin Madison, Madison, WI

Member: Playground PAR, Port Washington, WI

Parent: Justin Fisk

Al-Jon Scholarship

Hanna Gee

University of Iowa, Iowa City, IA

Member: Vander Haag's, Inc., Spencer, IA

Parent: Tricia Gee

Harry Rubin Memorial Scholarship

Payton Grimes

Texas A & M University, College Station, TX

Member: Grimes Truck & Auto Parts, LLC, Grand Prairie, TX

Parent: Wade Grimes

Bo Wroten Honorial Scholarship

Tristan Halverson

University of South Dakota, Vermillion, SD

Member: Nordstrom's Automotive, Garretson, SD

Parent: Craig Halverson

Donald Beagell Jr. Memorial Scholarship

Kaylie Helget

University of Oregon, Eugene, OR

Member: B&R Auto Wrecking, Corvallis, OR

Parent: Jeff Helget

Fay Orcutt Memorial Scholarship

Lissete Hernandez

Dominican University, River Forest, IL

Member: ABC Auto Parts, Riverdale, IL

Parent: Rosa Hernandez

Katie & Alex Lieberman Family Memorial Scholarship

Carolyn Hill

University of Nebraska Kearney, Kearney, NE

Member: Tri-City Auto Parts, Inc., Holdrege, NE

Parent: Mike Hill

Ken Vonhof Memorial Scholarship

Jacob Hollensteiner

University of Missouri – Columbia, Columbia, MO

Member: Yancey Auto Parts, Perry, MO

Parent: David Hollensteiner

Virginia Whelan Honorial Scholarship

Brandon Hunt-Lewis

Eastern Washington University, Cheney, WA

Member: Spalding's Auto Wrecking, Spokane Valley, WA

Parent: Earl Lewis

Brandy Mason Memorial Scholarship

Kenneth Huynh

University of Houston, Houston, TX

Member: Airline Auto Parts, Houston, TX

Parent: Linh Huynh

Ashley Geiger Memorial Scholarship

Campbell Johnson

Treveca Nazarene University, Nashville, TN

Member: Auto World Salvage & Sales, Mobile, AL

Parent: Bryant Johnson

Harry M. Weller Memorial Scholarship

Reid Krikke

Dordt University, Sioux Center, IA

Member: Vander Haag's, Inc., Spencer, IA

Parent: Eric Krikke

Gary Bevell Honorial Scholarship

Travis Krikke

Dordt University, Sioux Center, IA

Member: Vander Haag's, Inc., Spencer, IA

Parent: Eric Krikke

EZ Crusher Scholarship

Samuele Lamaree

University of Massachusetts, Amherst, MA

Member: Linder's Inc., Worcester, MA

Parent: Luann Laramee

Edythe Cleland Memorial Scholarship

Maura Liles

Boston College, Chestnut Hill, MA

Member: Butler Auto Recycling, Milton, FL

Parent: Lance Liles

Car-Part.com Scholarship

Aiden McCoy

University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati, OH

Member: Vander Haag's, Inc., London, OH

Parent: Joshua Peters

Bill Weaver Honorial Scholarship

Alexis Morris

Longwood University, Farmville, VA

Member: Cunningham Brothers Used Auto Parts, Rustburg, VA

Parent: Stephanie Williams

Carol Phelps Memorial Scholarship

Terra Munns

Eastern Washington University, Cheney, WA

Member: Spalding Auto Parts, Inc., Spokane Valley, WA

Parent: Nathan Munns

Kenny Hubbard Honorial Scholarship

Shawnee Munns

Eastern Washington University, Cheney, WA

Member: Spalding Auto Parts, Inc., Spokane Valley, WA

Parent: Nathan Munns

Joseph Altfater Memorial Scholarship

Aliah Orellana

Washington State  University, Pullman, WA

Member: Spalding Auto Parts, Spokane, WA

Parent: Carlos Orellana

Gerald C. Sheftel Memorial Scholarship

Everett Pangborn

State Technical College of Missouri, Linn, MO

Member: JC Auto & Truck Parts, Monroe City, MO

Parent: Jackie Pangborn

Wanda Lindeman Memorial Scholarship

Isabelle Pingel

Iowa Lakes Community College, Emmetsburg, IA

Member: Vander Haag's, Inc., Spencer, IA

Parent: Kari Pingel

Don Cowell Honorial Scholarship

Isaac Pingel

Morningside College, Sioux City, IA

Member: Vander Haag's, Inc., Spencer, IA

Parent: Kari Pingel

Nan Toder Memorial Scholarship

Anna Steinbeck

Penn State Erie – The Behrend College, Erie, PA

Member: Stoystown Auto Wreckers, Stoystown, PA

Parent: James Steinbeck

Sol & Lin Toder Honorial Scholarship

Jacob Steinbeck

Westminster College, New Wilmington, PA

Member: Stoystown Auto Wreckers, Stoystown, PA

Parent: James Steinbeck

Susan Weaver Memorial Scholarship

Maiya Thele

University of Oklahoma, Norman, OK

Member: Hansen's Truck Salvage, Omaha, NE

Parent: Paul Thele

Donald E. & Bernice L. Beagell Memorial Scholarship

Cody Uken

University of South Dakota, Vermillion, SD

Member: Nordstrom's Automotive, Inc., Garretson, SD

Parent: Randy Uken

John Vander Haag Honorial Scholarship

Dustin VanDam

University of Minnesota Duluth, Duluth, MN

Member: Nordstrom's Automotive, Inc., Garretson, SD

Parent: Douglas VanDam

Mary Buessing & Rose Kelly Memorial Scholarship

Elizabeth Vehige

Truman State University, Kirksville, MO

Member: Midway Auto Parts, Kansas City, MO

Parent: James Vehige

Dick & Dorothy Merrell Honorial Scholarship

Caedyn Weaver

Indiana University, Bloomington, IN

Member: Vander Haag's, Inc., Spencer, IA

Parent: Chad Weaver

Stuart Spitz Honorial Scholarship

Adelle Wolfswinkel

South Dakota State University, Brookings, SD

Member: Vander Haag's, Inc., Spencer, IA

Parent: William Wolfswinkel

Randy Reitman Memorial Scholarship

Sophia Wright

Valdosta State University, Valdosta, GA

Member: Capital Auto Parts, Thomasville, GA

Parent: Chris Wright

Don & Rachel Egelseer Scholarship

Nathanael Zupp

Southeast Technical College, Sioux Falls, SD

Member: Nordstrom's Automotive, Garretson, SD

Parent: Rodney Zupp

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