HOFFMAN ESTATES, Ill. – May 19, 2016
The PPG Foundation, working with the Collision Repair Education Foundation, recently awarded scholarships to four students who have demonstrated a career interest in automotive repair and refinish. The scholarships, $5,000 each, are awarded annually to full-time students attending a post-secondary school with a focus or degree program in collision repair. The funds may be used to assist the students with educational expenses such as tuition, books, tools and equipment.
The winners of the 2016 PPG Foundation Scholarships are: Richard Arnold (Utah Valley University, Orem, UT), Julie Brain (College of Lake County, Grayslake, IL), BreaAnna Miller (Idaho State University, Pocatello, ID), and David Morales Brain (College of Lake County, Grayslake, IL).
In addition, money was raised for the PPG MVP Industry Student Scholarship Fund during PPG’s 2015 Fall MVP Business Solutions Conference in Nashville, TN. The fund was able to award a $1,000 scholarship to Amanda Barefoot (Fayetteville Technical Community College, Fayetteville, NC).
“PPG’s automotive refinish business and the PPG Foundation continue to work closely with the Collision Repair Education Foundation to support future professionals and develop the educational facilities the collision industry requires,” said Domenic Brusco, PPG senior manager, industry relations, automotive refinish. “By taking an active role in the education of collision repair and refinish students across the country, we help grow a skilled workforce to meet the demand for highly competent technicians amid ever-evolving technology. We congratulate our 2016 scholarship recipients.”
Industry members interested in working with the Collision Repair Education Foundation to support secondary and post-secondary collision repair students, instructors and school programs should contact Brandon Eckenrode, director of development, at (847) 463-5244 or Brandon.Eckenrode@ed-foundation.org.
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The PPG Foundation aims to bring color and brightness to PPG communities in the United States. By investing in educational opportunities, we help grow today’s skilled workforce and develop tomorrow’s innovators in industries related to coatings and specialty materials. Plus, we empower PPG employees to make an impact for causes that are important to them by supporting their volunteer efforts and charitable giving. Learn more at www.ppgcommunities.com and follow @PPG_Communities on Twitter.
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About the Collision Repair Education Foundation
The Collision Repair Education Foundation, founded in 1991, is a not-for-profit organization
dedicated to securing donations that support philanthropic and collision repair education
activities that promote and enhance career opportunities in the industry. For information on
how to donate to programs supported by the Education Foundation visit us on the Internet at www.CollisionEducationFoundation.org.
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