HOFFMAN ESTATES, IL – May 10, 2010 – The Collision Repair Education Foundation is proud to announce the recipients of the scholarships in collision repair that were created to assist deserving students pursuing a career in the collision industry. These awards are part of over $90,000 in scholarships to be given out in April 2011 by the Collision Repair Education Foundation.
The Collision Repair Education Foundation Scholarship is in its fourth year and funded by the entire collision industry through the Collision Repair Education Campaign. The Education Foundation Scholarship offers students financial assistance with tuition and other costs associated with their collision education. The 2011 scholarship winners are:
Collision Repair Education Foundation Scholarship
$5,000 Award Recipient (Secondary)
Eric Rhom (Dennis Technical Education – Boise, ID)
$5,000 Award Recipient (Post-Secondary)
Johnathan Freeders (Ohio Technical College – Cleveland, OH)
$2,000 Award Recipients (Secondary)
Chance Brickner (Sentinel Career Center – Tiffin, OH)
Joseph Burke (Technical Education Center – Bedford, TX)
Jesse Lapinski (Smith Vocational and Agricultural High School – Northampton, MA)
Colton Tomisek (Kishwaukee College – Malta, IL)
$2,000 Award Recipients (Post-Secondary)
Wayne Ashley (Green River Community College – Auburn, WA)
Daryl Edwin Barrell (Hennepin Technical College – Eden Prairie, MN)
Nicole Moore (Manhattan Area Technical College – Manhattan, KS)
Donald Nunn (Longview Community College – Lee’s Summit, MO)
The Lon Baudoux Legacy Scholarship is in its third year and was created to honor Lon Baudoux, I-CAR Development Manager, who passed away in November 2008. Lon highly valued education, especially for secondary and post-secondary students studying collision repair. This scholarship is funded mainly by I-CAR staff and I-CAR instructors who worked with Lon at I-CAR. The selection of this award is based on a student that not only excels inside the classroom, but also participates in outside activities such as clubs, sports, and volunteering. The funds go to help the student finance his/her education.
Lon Baudoux Legacy Scholarship Recipient ($1,000 award)
Justin Furman (Tuscola Technology Center – Caro, MI)
The Collision Repair Education Foundation Board of Trustees Scholarship is funded by the current members of the Board of Trustees. The Board of Trustees Scholarship offers students financial assistance with tuition and other costs associated with their collision education.
Collision Repair Education Foundation Board of Trustees Scholarship Recipient ($2,000 award)
Tony Carr (Texas State Technical College – Harlingen, TX)
Collision Repair Education Foundation Executive Director Scott Kruger said, “It is the collective efforts of everyone in the collision industry that will allow us to support collision repair schools and students to the levels the need and deserve. Our foundation’s name and these scholarships reflect that combined commitment of the entire collision repair community to invest in the future of these young men and women as we invest in the future of our industry. Thanks to all our donors that make this possible!”
A selection committee comprised of members of the Education Foundation Board of Trustees Grant Programs Task Force, made the final selection of scholarship recipients. Committee members included: Geralynn Kottschade, Jerry’s Body Shop, Inc. (Committee Chair); Terry Angell, Warren Tech; Stacy Bartnik, CARSTAR; Domenic Brusco, PPG Industries, Inc.; Mary Knapp, Dennis Technical Education Center; and John Saia, Toyota Motor Sales USA, Inc.
Industry members and companies that are interested in sponsoring their own, named student scholarship through the Collision Repair Education Foundation should contact Associate Director of Development Brandon Eckenrode 847-463-5244 or Brandon.Eckenrode@ed-foundation.org.