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Rooted in Learning

Providing scholarships to the student members of automotive recycling families helps them realize their dreams of higher education. This is a real return on investment for their future –and ours.

How often in a lifetime do you have the opportunity to give something very personal from your business which directly rewards your employee, and his or her family while at the same time contribute to the betterment of our world? Education is the keystone of any progressive society and the more we contribute to the growth and educational development of our youth the more successful we are as a whole. Your ongoing support of the ARA Scholarship Foundation, Inc. does exactly that.

The ARA Scholarship Foundation, Inc. is a non-profit organization whose purpose is to promote education through the awarding of scholarships based on scholastic achievement. 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, the Foundation awards approximately $30,000 – $50,000 to deserving students.

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

Now, how can you help? Send a tax-deductible donation today or sponsor a named scholarship with a $1,000 donation for one year. For a $10,000 donation, a permanent scholarship may be named. A named scholarship can be made in honor or memory of anyone they wish. Contributions may be made by cash, check, MasterCard, Visa, or American Express.

ARA SCHOLARSHIP FOUNDATION RECIPIENTS
Academic Year 2017-18

John Anspach Memorial Scholarship
Kody Asquith
Moberly Area Community College, Moberly, MO
Member:  Yancey Auto Salvage, Perry, MO
Parent:  Tim Asquith

Steve Waterbury Memorial Scholarship
Caitlin Bartz
University of Nebraska-Lincoln, Lincoln, NE
Member:  Kramer’s Auto Parts & Iron Co, Grand Island, NE
Parent:  Timothy Bartz

Ashley Geiger Memorial Scholarship
Beth Bruggeman
University of South Dakota, Vermillion, SD
Member:  Nordstrom’s Automotive, Inc., Garretson, SD
Parent:  James Bruggeman

Claude A. Miller, Jr. Memorial Scholarship
Gabriel Caris
Defiance College, Defiance, OH
Member:  Cooks Auto Parts DBA Westwood Auto Parts, Toledo, OH
Parent:  Julie Caris

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

John Vander Haag Honorial Scholarship
Ashley Egland
Dordt College, Sioux Center, IA
Member:  Vander Haag’s Inc, Spencer, IA
Parent:  Joel Egland

EZ Crusher Scholarship
Grant Fidler
Iowa State University, Ames, IA
Member:  Swifts Trails End Auto Salvage, Des Moines, IA
Parent:  Susan Fidler

Al-Jon Scholarship
Isabelle Fidler
Mercy College of Health Sciences, Des Moines, IA
Member:  Swifts Trails End Auto Salvage, Des Moines, IA
Parent:  Susan Fidler

Car-Part.com Scholarship
Moriah Flanagan
South Dakota State University, Brookings, SD
Member:  Nordstrom’s Automotive, Inc., Garretson, SD
Parent:  John Flanagan

Sandy Andersen Memorial Scholarship
Lissette Garza
Minnesota State University, Mankato, Mankato, MN
Member:  Nordstrom’s Automotive, Inc., Garretson, SD
Parent:  Ricardo Garza

Skip Weller Honorial Scholarship
Allison Gravis
Northwestern Michigan College, Traverse City, MI
Member:  East Bay Auto Parts, Interlochen, MI
Parent:  Stefan Gravis

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

Billy Standridge Memorial Scholarship
Jayde Halverson
University of Sioux Falls, Sioux Falls, SD
Member:  Nordstrom’s Automotive, Inc., Garretson, SD
Parent:  Craig Halverson

Brandy Mason Memorial Scholarship
Skylar Halverson
South Dakota State University, Brookings, SD
Member:  Nordstrom’s Automotive, Inc., Garretson, SD
Parent:  Craig Halverston

Virginia Whelan Honorial Scholarship
Abigail Hymes
University of Mount Union, Alliance, OH
Member:  LKQ Triplett ASAP, Inc., Arkon, OH
Parent:  Kristen Hymes

Stuart Spitz Honorial Scholarship
Baylee Hymes
University of Mount Union, Alliance, OH
Member:  LKQ Triplett ASAP, Inc., Arkon, OH
Parent:  Kristen Hymes

Carol Phelps Memorial Scholarship
Kaitlyn Jamison
Spokane Community College, Spokane, WA
Member:  Spalding Auto Parts, Spokane Valley, WA
Parent:  Michael Jamison

Don & Carol Phelps Honorial Scholarship
Alison LaFrance
Eastern Washington University, Cheney, WA
Member:  Spalding Auto Parts, Spokane Valley, WA
Parent:  Glen LaFrance

Linda Pitman Honorial Scholarship
Jenna Loch
Southwest Minnesota State University, Marshall, MN
Member:  French Lake Auto Parts, Annandale, MN
Parent:  Steve Nolan

Ken Vonhof Memorial Scholarship
Andres Mendoza
Minnesota State University, Mankato, Mankato, MN
Member:  Nordstrom’s Automotive, Inc., Garretson, SD
Parent:  Ricardo Garza

Bill Weaver Honorial Scholarship
Kyle Miller
Quinsigamond Community College, Worcester, MA
Member:  LKQ New England, Leominster, MA
Parent:  Ronnie Miller

Wanda Lindeman Memorial Scholarship
Jonathan Murrin
University of Kentucky, Lexington, KY
Member:  Bessler Import Auto Sales, Wilder, KY
Parent:  Thomas Murrin

Nancy Hall Memorial Scholarship
Seth Pirnik
University of California Santa Barbara, Santa Barbara, CA
Member:  P & C Auto Recyclers, Inc., Tracy, CA
Parent:  Tammy Pirnik

Kenny Hubbard Honorial Scholarship
Andrea Post
Gustavus Adolphus College, Saint Peter, MN
Member:  LKQ Corporation, Chicago, IL
Parent:  Jeffrey Post

Mark T. Spears Honorial Scholarship
Lauren Post
University of Minnesota, Twin Cities, Minneapolis, MN
Member:  LKQ Corporation, Minneapolis, MN
Parent:  Jeffrey Post

Mark Buessing Memorial Scholarship
Katie Robinson
Northern Arizona University, Flagstaff, AZ
Member:  American Auto Recycling, Gilbert, AZ
Parent:  Joe Robinson

Sol & Lin Toder Honorial Scholarship
Clayton Shuffelbottom
Ursinus College, Collegeville, PA
Member:  Chuck’s Auto Salvage, Douglassville, PA
Parent:  Thomas Shuffelbottom

Randy Reitman Memorial Scholarship
Hailey Steffes
South Dakota State University, Brookings, SD
Member:  Nordstrom’s Automotive, Inc., Garretson, SD
Parent:  Benji Steffes

LKQ Corp. Scholarship
Amber Soyk
Wisconsin Lutheran College, Milwaukee, WI
Member:  LKQ Smart Parts, Hustisford, WI
Parent:  Gary Soyk

Bo Wroten Honorial Scholarship
William Tadych
St. Cloud State University, St. Cloud, MN
Member:  French Lake Auto Parts,inc, Annandale, MN
Parent:  Ryan Tadych

Donald E. & Bernice L. Beagell Memorial Scholarship
Jenni Uplinger
Cazenovia College, Cazenovia, NY
Member:  Dons Automotive Mall, Binghamton, NY
Parent:  Stephen Uplinger

Norman Dulaney Honorial Scholarship
Mariah Vaillancourt
Blinn College, Bryan, TX
Member:  Snyder’s Recycled Auto & Truck, Holand, TX
Parent:  Christopher Vaillancourt

Katie & Alex Lieberman Family Memorial Scholarship
Dylan VanDam
Minnesota State University, Mankato, MN
Member:  Nordstrom’s Automotive, Inc., Garretson, SD
Parent:  Douglas VanDam

Don Cowell Honorial Scholarship
Logan Williams
Grand Valley State University, Allendale, MI
Member:  Fenix Parts, Inc., Westchester, IL
Parent:  Kevin Williams

TO MAKE A TAX DEDUCTIBLE DONATION TO THE ARA SCHOLARSHIP FOUNDATION
Please contact ARA Director of Member Services, Kelly Badillo at (571) 208-0428 or via email at kelly@a-r-a.org.