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I-CAR Committees award students grants, scholarships through CREF

Wednesday, May 11, 2016 - 07:00
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The Omaha I-CAR Committee awarded a collision student with $1,000 in tools through a spring tool grant opportunity with the Collision Repair Education Foundation. The student winner is Jonathan Murillo, from Metropolitan Community College in Omaha, NE.  Murillo will have the chance to receive Snap-On tools in order to help with his education and in his career after graduation.

Tony Larry, Chairman of the Omaha I-CAR Committee, stated, “The Committee is very proud to support collision education at Metropolitan Community College. We congratulate Jonathan on the award and wish him the best in his collision career.”

The Atlanta I-CAR Volunteer Committee awarded two $5,000 scholarships through the Collision Repair Education Foundation this spring. The scholarships will be used to assist students with educational expenses such as tuition, books, tools, and equipment. Funding for this scholarship was made possible through the committee hosting annual golf and car show fundraiser events.

The 2016 grant winners include:

  • Shaan Patel (Maxwell High School of Technology: Lawrenceville, GA)
  • Mceachern Rolling II (Atlanta Technical College: Atlanta, GA)

I-CAR Georgia State Chairman and Atlanta Committee Chairman Gerry Poirier stated, “The ability of our committee to provide these much needed scholarships is a testament to the focus of the committee and supporters of our yearly events. The need for technicians in our industry is at a critical stage and these two scholarships will help invest in our future generation. I want to thank everyone that was an integral part of making these possible.”

Inter-industry organizations and individuals who are interested in supporting the Education Foundation and increasing the amount of assistance provided to collision schools and students should contact Education Foundation Director of Development Brandon Eckenrode at Brandon.Eckenrode@ed or 847-463-5244.

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