"We appreciate Delphi’s investment in the future of the aftermarket," said Pete Kornafel, GAAS chairman. "Their support will enable us to help more students who will be the future leaders of our industry."
The GAAS scholarship program presented 181 awards in 2003, 136 to students in vo-tech schools. Scholarships also were awarded to 22 Canadian students and 23 students in four-year colleges or universities. In the seven years the scholarship has been presented, nearly 700 students have received aid totaling nearly $600,000.
The scholarships are funded through corporate donations such as Delphi’s and proceeds from the annual Global Automotive Aftermarket Symposium. This two-day program brings together numerous industry executives and examines the issues and trends affecting the automotive aftermarket industry and influencing its future.
GAAS has become the aftermarket’s premier educational conference. The 2004 event is set for Tuesday and Wednesday, May 18-19, at the Hyatt Regency O’Hare, Chicago, Ill. Details are at www.globalsymposium.org.
Scholarship applications also are available from the industry associations who sponsor GAAS. Applicants can also contact the University of the Aftermarket at (816) 523-8118 or Jobie Dowd at (919) 549-4800 (firstname.lastname@example.org) for applications.