AASP-MN awards automotive students

The Alliance of Automotive Service Providers of Minnesota (AASP-MN) has announced scholarship awards totaling $14,000 to help automotive service and collision repair students pay for tuition and tools during the 2018-19 school year.

The AASP-MN is an association of nearly 800 independently-owned automotive service businesses and industry suppliers dedicated to improving the automotive service industry.

The scholarships are in the amount of $1,000 per student and were made possible by a successful fundraising drive within the AASP-MN membership, as well as donations from the Minnesota State I-CAR Committee and the Bill Smith Fund.

Thirty-seven college and high school students from 14 schools submitted scholarship applications. Applications were reviewed by a committee of industry representatives, with consideration given to scholastic achievement, education and career goals, financial need and written recommendations.

The scholarship awards are the centerpiece of AASP-MN’s Automotive Education Fund, which was established to provide financial resources to support automotive students, enhance automotive programs and raise awareness of career opportunities in the independent automotive service industry.