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Automotive Parts Associates awards 5 scholarships

Wednesday, June 27, 2018 - 07:00
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Bethesda, Md. – Automotive Parts Associates (APA) has awarded five scholarships for the 2018-19 academic year to the children or employees of APA shareholders.

The following individuals have each been awarded a $1,000 scholarship: Diana Davis of Clawson, Michigan; Neena Hernandez of Sylmar, California; Joy LaCava of Somerset, Massachusetts; Alex Renzetti of Chicago Heights, Illinois; and Grace Ziemer of Saint Paul, Minnesota.

The APA scholarships, administered by the University of the Aftermarket Foundation (UAF), were awarded to students who will be 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. In addition, once a student applied for an APA scholarship, the applicant was also considered for UAF and other scholarships available through the Automotive Aftermarket Scholarships Central website at

“Automotive Parts Associates is proud to be able to contribute to the future of the aftermarket industry by providing deserving students a helping hand to offset the cost of their education.” 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 70 shareholders of independent auto parts distributors with 400+ 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 work force. 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. To make a donation or to learn about supporting the mission of the University of the Aftermarket Foundation, visit

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