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Automotive Parts Associates announces scholarship recipients for 2019-20 academic year

Monday, June 24, 2019 - 07:00
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Automotive Parts Associates (APA) has awarded four scholarships for the 2019-20 academic year to the children or employees of APA shareholders.

The following individuals have each been awarded a $1,000 scholarship by APA:

  • Lourdes Blazquez of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • Jessica Steinberg of New Hope, Pennsylvania
  • Alexander Tetzlaff of Muskego, Wisconsin
  • Brock Westermayer of Burnsville, Minnesota

The APA scholarships, administered by the University of the Aftermarket Foundation (UAF), are awarded annually to students who are attending, or will attend, a two or four-year accredited college; an ASE/NATEF certified post-secondary automotive, heavy duty or collision technician training program; or any licensed and accredited vocational school. Once a student has applied for an APA scholarship, the applicant is also considered for other scholarships available through the foundation’s Automotive Aftermarket Scholarships Central website at

“We are excited to be able to help provide the means for students within the Automotive Parts Associates family pursuing a secondary education. We are proud to be able to give a hand up toward the future to the families within our organization and their communities,” said APA Director of Operations, Judy Sanell.

About Automotive Parts Associates, Inc.

Automotive Parts Associates, Inc. is a member-owned cooperative made up of over 60 shareholders of independent auto parts distributors with 450 warehouse and company store locations throughout North America. For more information about APA or about membership opportunities, visit

About the University of the Aftermarket Foundation

Since 1986, the University of the Aftermarket Foundation has funded millions of dollars of scholarships, grants, research and ongoing educational programs to help develop a strong, knowledgeable aftermarket workforce. The foundation encourages industry support, including donations for the purpose of honoring or memorializing individuals or otherwise recognizing special events, to help ensure the continued availability of training and education that strengthen the industry. The University of the Aftermarket Foundation is a 501(c) 3 not-for-profit organization and all contributions are tax deductible to the extent provided by law. For more information, visit

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