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Jan 1, 2023 | Industry

ARA SCHOLARSHIP FOUNDATION RECIPIENTS Academic Year 2022-2023

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.

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.

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 or their children 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, 2023. 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.

ARA SCHOLARSHIP FOUNDATION RECIPIENTS

Adedayo (Dayo) Adetayi

Ruby Griggers Memorial Scholarship

Adedayo (Dayo) Adetayi

University of Central Florida, Orlando, FL

Member: Cocoa Auto Salvage, Cocoa, FL

Parent: Donna Main

Southern Ontario Auto Recyclers (SOAR) Scholarship

Benjamin Andrade

Benjamin Andrade

Bryant University, Smithfield, RI

Member: Everett's Auto Parts, Brockton, MA

Parent: Thomas Andrade

John Anspach Memorial Scholarship

Dillon Beermann

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

Briley Blackmon

Texas Christian University, Fort Worth, TX

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

Parent: Nicole Blackmon

Car-Part.com Scholarship

Andrea Bryant

Andrea Bryant

University of Alaska Southeast, Juneau, AK

Member: Daurio Auto-Truck, Pueblo, CO

Parent: Samantha Bryant

David Autry Memorial Scholarship

Emerald Bryant

Emerald Bryant

Western Colorado University, Gunnison, CO

Member: Daurio Auto-Truck, Pueblo, CO

Parent: Samantha Bryant

Nan Toder Memorial Scholarship

Lea Canta

Lea Canta

Temple University, Philadelphia, PA

Member: Chuck's Auto Salvage, Douglassville, PA

Parent: Amanda Canta

Sandy Andersen Memorial Scholarship

Audrey Dean

Audrey Dean

Columbia College, Columbia, MO

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

Parent: James Dean

Jan Sorenson Memorial Scholarship

Dana DeBoer

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

Maizie Dickson

Augustana University, Sioux Falls, SD

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

Parent: Keith Dickson

Nancy Hall Memorial Scholarship

Sydney DiMarzio

Sydney DiMarzio

University of Connecticut, Storrs, CT

Member: Linder's Inc., Worcester, MA

Parent: Chris DiMarzio

Skip Weller Honorial Scholarship

Kiley Fellis

Kiley Fellis

Grand Canyon University, Phoenix, AZ

Member: B & R Auto Wrecking, Corvallis, OR

Parent: Mathew Mattingly

Al-Jon Scholarship

Hanna Gee

Hanna Gee

University of Iowa, Iowa City, IA

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

Parent: Tricia Gee

Fay Orcutt Memorial Scholarship

Lissete Hernandez

Lissete Hernandez

Dominican University, River Forest, IL

Member: ABC Auto Parts, Riverdale, IL

Parent: Rosa Hernandez

Katie & Alex Lieberman Family Memorial Scholarship

Carolyn Hill

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

Jacob Hollensteiner

Missouri State University, Springfield, MO

Member: Yancey Auto Parts, Perry, MO

Parent: David Hollensteiner

Norman Dulaney Honorial Scholarship

Jason Hollensteiner

Jason Hollensteiner

Ozark Technical Community College, Springfield, MO

Member:  Yancey Auto Parts, Perry, MO

Parent: David Hollensteiner

Brandy Mason Memorial Scholarship

Kenneth Huynh

Kenneth Huynh

University of Houston, Houston, TX

Member: Airline Auto Parts, Houston, TX

Parent: Linh Huynh

Ashley Geiger Memorial Scholarship

Campbell Johnson

Campbell Johnson

Treveca Nazarene University, Nashville, TN

Member: Auto World Salvage & Sales, Mobile, AL

Parent: Bryant Johnson

Harry M. Weller Memorial Scholarship

Dakotah Kloek

Dakotah Kloek

Minnesota State University, Mankato, Mankato, MN

Member: Ace Auto Parts, St. Paul, MN

Parent: Rob Kloek

Gary Bevell Honorial Scholarship

Travis Krikke

Travis Krikke

Dordt University, Sioux Center, IA

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

Parent: Eric Krikke

EZ Crusher Scholarship

Samuele Lamaree

Samuele Lamaree

University of Rhode Island, Kingston, RI

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

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Region IV Arizona & New Mexico Scholarship

David Lopez

David Lopez

Pueblo Community College, Pueblo, CO

Member: Daurio Auto-Truck, Pueblo, CO

Parent: Luciano Lerma

Bill Weaver Honorial Scholarship

Alexis Morris

Alexis Morris

Longwood University, Farmville, VA

Member: Cunningham Brothers Used Auto Parts, Rustburg, VA

Parent: Stephanie Williams

Carol Phelps Memorial Scholarship

Terra Munns

Terra Munns

Eastern Washington University, Cheney, WA

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

Parent: Nathan Munns

Joseph Altfater Memorial Scholarship

Aliah Orellana

Aliah Orellana

Washington State University, Pullman, WA

Member: Spalding Auto Parts, Spokane, WA

Parent: Carlos Orellana

Gerald C. Sheftel Memorial Scholarship

Everett Pangborn

Everett Pangborn

State Technical College of Missouri, Linn, MO

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

Parent: Jackie Pangborn

New York Assn. of Auto Dismantlers Scholarship

Evan Perez

Evan Perez

Finger Lakes Community College, Canandaigua, NY

Member: Wilbert's, Inc., Webster, NY

Parent: Jorge Perez

Virginia Whelan Honorial Scholarship

Hailey Pieper

Hailey Pieper

University of South Dakota, Vermillion, SD

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

Parent: Scot Pieper

Don Cowell Honorial Scholarship

Isaac Pingel

Isaac Pingel

Morningside College, Sioux City, IA

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

Parent: Kari Pingel

Wanda Lindeman Memorial Scholarship

Isabelle Pingel

Isabelle Pingel

Iowa Lakes Community College, Emmetsburg, IA

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

Parent: Kari Pingel

Steve Waterbury Memorial Scholarship

Savannah Quandt

Savannah Quandt

St. Charles Community College, Cottleville, MO

Member: Quandt Auto Salvage, Carroll, IA

Parent: Mathew Quandt

Randy Reitman Memorial Scholarship

Mary Beth Remines

Mary Beth Remines

Northern Kentucky University, Highland Heights, KY

Member: Reitman Auto Parts, Melbourne, KY

Parent: Geraldine Remines

Susan Weaver Memorial Scholarship

Cameron Riley

Cameron Riley

Longwood University, Farmville, VA

Member: Johnson's Mustang & Truck Parts, Chesapeake, VA

Parent: Tamera Carter

Bo Wroten Honorial Scholarship

Nathan Shane

Nathan Shane

Lynn University, Boca Raton, FL

Member: Brandon Auto Salvage, Valrico, FL

Parent: Jodie Shane

LKQ Corp. Scholarship

Emily Smith

Emily Smith

Washburn University, Topeka, KS

Member: LKQ Mid-America Auto Parts, Topeka, KS

Parent: Earl Smith

Claude A. Miller, Jr. Memorial Scholarship

Patrick Smith

Patrick Smith

Kansas State University, Manhattan, KS

Member: LKQ Mid-America, Topeka, KS

Parent: Earl Smith

Mark T. Spears Honorial Scholarship

Claire Stack

Claire Stack

University of Illinois at Urbana – Champaign, Champaign, IL

Member: City Auto Wreckers, Aurora, IL

Parent: Gene Stack

Sol & Lin Toder Honorial Scholarship

Jacob Steinbeck

Jacob Steinbeck

Westminster College, New Wilmington, PA

Member: Stoystown Auto Wreckers, Stoystown, PA

Parent: James Steinbeck

Bob Phelps Memorial Scholarship

Olivia Tidd

Olivia Tidd

Rhode Island College, North Scituate, RI

Member: Hall's Garage, North Scituate, RI

Parent: Tammy Tidd

Donald E. & Bernice L. Beagell Memorial Scholarship

Cody Uken

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

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

Elizabeth Vehige

Truman State University, Kirksville, MO

Member: Midway Auto Parts, Kansas City, MO

Parent: James Vehige

Dick & Dorothy Merrell Honorial Scholarship

Caedyn Weaver

Caedyn Weaver

Indiana University, Bloomington, IN

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

Parent: Chad Weaver

Don & Rachel Egelseer Scholarship

Nathanael Zupp

Nathanael Zupp

Southeast Technical College, Sioux Falls, SD

Member: Nordstrom's Automotive, Garretson, SD

Parent: Rodney Zupp

Nathanael is the first ever recipient of the Don & Rachel Egelseer Scholarship – the only award exclusively for automotive tech school students.

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