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ARA Scholarship Foundation Recipients

A Benefit of Membership to Your Employees

The ARA Scholarship Foundation, Inc. is a non-profit organization whose purpose is to promote education through the awarding of scholarships. Monies are available to ARA members’ employee’s children for post-high school educational pursuits. These scholarships are funded through contributions from people like you, who care about the future of our children, as well as money raised at events.

Each year, many generous contributors help the Foundation achieve its goals. The funds help more students achieve their dream – gaining a college education. We appreciate all of you who generously contributed to this effort.

Now, how can you help? Why not send a donation today? You can even sponsor a named scholarship! Those wanting to make a donation of $1,000 at one time may name a scholarship for one year. For $10,000 a permanent scholarship may be named. A donor may name such scholarships in honor, or memory of, anyone they wish. Contributions are tax-deductible and may be made by cash, check, MasterCard, Visa, or American Express.

The deadline to apply for a scholarship for the next academic year March 15 each year. The scholarships are awarded to eligible applicants based on scholastic achievement.

Download an application from the ARA Web site at www.a-r-a.org or contact Kelly Badillo directly at (571) 208-0428 or kelly@a-r-a.org to receive an application by mail or e-mail.

ARA FOUNDATION RECIPIENTS Academic Year 2015-16

Susan Weaver Memorial Scholarship
Mikayla Braaten, University of
South Dakota, Vermillion, SD
Member: Nordstom’s Automotive, Inc., Garretson, SD
Parent: Tim Braaten

Mark T. Spears Honorial Scholarship
Brittany Buettner, University of Findlay, Findlay, OH
Member: LKQ Triplett/Keystone Automotive, Akron, OH
Parent: David Buettner

Nan Toder Memorial Scholarship
Alicia Demille, Indiana University of Pennsylvania, Indiana, PA
Member: Chuck’s Auto Salvage, Inc., Douglasville, PA
Parent: Lisa Demille

Steve Waterbury Memorial Scholarship
Brittany Dutton, Bridgewater State University, Bridgewater, MA
Member: Sylvia’s Auto Parts, Inc., South Dartmouth, MA
Parent: Sharon Dutton

LKQ Corp. Scholarship
Paul Eckel, Indiana University, Bloomington, IN
Member: LKQ Corporation, Chicago, IL
Parent: Stephen Eckel

Car-Part.com
Daniel Edie, Morehead State University, Morehead, KY
Member: Reitman Auto Parts Sales, Inc., Melbourne, KY
Parent: Donald Edie

Virginia Whelan Honorial Scholarship
Kayla Foley, University of Massachussets – Lowell, Lowell, MA
Member: Jack’s Used Auto Parts, Billerica, MA
Parent: Michael Foley

Katie & Alex Lieberman Family Memorial Scholarship
Daniel Folino, Central Connecticut
State University, New Britain, CT
Member: LKQ Corporation,
Manchester, CT
Parent: Paul Folino

Bo Wroten Honorial Scholarship
Alyssa Freeman, Ohio Wesleyan University, Delaware, OH
Member: LKQ Triplett ASAP, Akron, OH
Parent: Gary Freeman

Norman Dulaney Memorial Scholarship
Andres Garza-Mendoza, Mankato State University, Mankato, MN
Member: Nordstom’s Automotive, Inc., Garretson, SD
Parent: Ricardo Garza

John Vander Haag Honorial Scholarship
Alyssa Gee, University of South Dakota, Vermillion, SD
Member: Vander Haag’s, Inc.,
Spencer, IA
Parent: Tricia Gee

Edythe Cleland Memorial Scholarship
Alysha Gullion, Canisius College,
Buffalo, NY
Member: Miller’s Auto Recycling,
Fort Erie, ON, Canada
Parent: Randy Gullion

Southern Ontario Auto Recyclers Association (SOAR)
Spencer Gullion, Brock University,
St. Catherines, ON
Member: Miller’s Auto Recycling,
Fort Erie, ON, Canada
Parent: Randy Gullion

Brandy Mason Memorial Scholarship
Benjamin Hart, Stony Brook University, Stony Brook, NY
Member: New England Auto & Truck Recyclers, Winchendon, MA
Parent: Shane Hart

Ashley Geiger Memorial Scholarship
Andreina Hernandez, University
of St. Francis, St. Joliet, IL
Member: ABC Auto Parts & Sales Inc., Riverdale, IL
Parent: Rosa Hernandez

Nancy Hall Memorial Scholarship
Denise Hernandez, University
of St. Francis, St. Joliet, IL
Member: ABC Auto Parts & Sales Inc., Riverdale, IL
Parent: Rosa Hernandez

Frank Nicastri Memorial Scholarship
Jessica Johnson, Eastern Illinois University, Charleston, Il
Member: Mack’s Auto Recycling, Urbana, Il
Parent: Sherri Johnson

Stuart Spitz Honorial Scholarship
Nikole Komand, Alvernia University, Reading, PA
Member: Chuck’s Auto Salvage, Inc., Douglasville, PA
Parent: James Komand

Don Cowell Honorial Scholarship
Cara Kraus, Northwestern College, Orange City, IA
Member: Quandt Auto Salvage, Inc., Carroll, IA
Parent: Tim Kraus

Mark Buessing Memorial Scholarship
Shannon Kremer, Northern Kentucky Unversity, Highland Heights, KY
Member: Reitman Auto Parts, Melbourne, KY
Parent: Dennis Kremer

EZ Crusher Scholarship
Jenna Loch, Dakota Wesleyan University, Mitchell, SD
Member: French Lake Auto Parts, Annandale, MN
Parent: Steve Loch

Gerald C. Sheftel Memorial Scholarship
Nicola Ludwig, University of Georgia, Athens, GA
Member: Pull A Part Used Auto Parts, Atlanta, GA
Parent: Mark Ludwig

Donald E. & Bernice L. Beagell Memorial Scholarship
Amanda Meade, Rochester Institute
of Technology, Rochester, NY
Member: Don’s Automotive Mall, Inc., Binghamtom, NY
Parent: Brian Meade

Kenny Hubbard Honorial Scholarship
Logan Mehr, Berklee College of Music, Boston, MA
Member: Pam’s Auto, Inc., St. Cloud, MN
Parent: Michele Mehr

Donald Rouse Honorial Scholarship
Samantha Miller, Anna Maria College, Paxton, MA
Member: LKQ Route 16 Used Auto Parts, Webster, MA
Parent: Ronnie Miller

Wanda Lindeman Memorial Scholarship
Jonathan Murrin, Northern Kentucky University, Highland Heights, KY
Member: Bessler Import Auto Sales, Wilder, KY
Parent: Thomas Murrin

Jan Sorenson Memorial Scholarship
Rachel Murrin, University of Louisville, Louisville, KY
Member: Bessler Import Auto Sales, Wilder, KY
Parent: Thomas Murrin

Joseph Altfater Memorial Scholarship
Garrett Patterson, Ohio State
University, Columbus, OH
Member: LKQ Corporation,
Nashville, TN
Parent: Jack Patterson

Fay Orcutt Memorial Scholarship
Emily Patton, Concordia University, Seward, NE
Member: Vander Haags, Inc, Spencer, IA
Parent: David Patton

Mark T. Spears Honorial Scholarship
Lauren Post, University of Puget Sound, Tacoma, WA
Member: LKQ Corporation,
Minneapolis, MN
Parent: Jeffrey Post

Region IV Arizona & New Mexico Scholarship
Ashley Smith, Ohio Christian University, Circleville, OH
Member: LKQ Triplett ASAP, Akron, OH
Parent: Roger Smith

Richard J. Cassidy Memorial Scholarship
Justice Spear, Syracuse University, Syracruse, NY
Member: Jerry Brown’s Auto Parts, Queensbury, NY
Parent: Lawrence Spear

New York Assn. of Auto Dismantlers Scholarship
Jenni Uplinger, Cazenovia College, Cazenovia, NY
Member: Don’s Automotive Mall, Inc., Binghampton, NY
Parent: Steve Uplinger

Bill Weaver Honorial Scholarship
Stephanie Venditto, Syracuse University, Syracuse, NY
Member: Saw Mill Auto Wreckers, Yonkers, NY
Parent: Michael Venditto

David Autry Memorial Scholarship
Lori Waters, University of
South Carolina, Columbia, SC
Member: Blue and Gold Auto Storage, Goose Creek, SC
Parent: Barbara Morris