HOFFMAN ESTATES, IL – May 24, 2016 – 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 $200,000 in scholarships given out in May 2016 by the Collision Repair Education Foundation.
Lon Baudoux Legacy Scholarship Recipient ($2,000 award)
Tyler Haas (Chippewa Valley Technical College, Eau Claire, WI)
Skyler Manley (Lake Technical College, Eustis, FL)
Destiny Potter (Central Nine Career Center, Greenwood, IN)
Miles Smith (McKenzie Center for Technology and Innovation, Indianapolis, IN)
The Lon Baudoux Legacy Scholarship is in its eighth 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.
Collision Repair Education Foundation Board of Trustees Scholarship Grant Recipients
$2,000: Joni Cleary (Dennis Technical Education Center, Boise, ID)
$1,000: Angel Santiago (Texas Southmost College, Brownsville, TX)
$1,000: Jacob Sterner (Genesee Valley Educational Partnership, Mt. Morris, NY)
$1,000: Ricki Wood (Kansas City Kansas Community College, Kansas City, KS)
The Collision Repair Education Foundation Board of Trustees Scholarship is funded by the 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 Grant Recipients
$1,000 scholarship: Matthew Dyas (Morgan Community College, Fort Morgan, CO)
$1,000 tool grant: Bryan Hernandez (Morgan Community College, Fort Morgan, CO)
I-CAR Board of Directors $500 Tool Grant Recipient
William Comstock (Guilford Technical Community College, Jamestown, NC)
Industry members and companies that are interested in sponsoring their own, named student scholarship through the Collision Repair Education Foundation should contact Director of Development Brandon Eckenrode 847-463-5244 or Brandon.Eckenrode@ed-foundation.org.
The Collision Repair Education Foundation, founded in 1991, is a not-for-profit organization dedicated to supporting collision repair educational programs, schools, and students to create qualified, entry-level employees and connect them with an array of career opportunities. For information on how to donate to programs supported by the Education Foundation visit: www.CollisionEducationFoundation.org