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CAWA announces 2019 automotive high school teacher scholarship winners

Monday, July 8, 2019 - 06:00
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CAWA, Representing the Automotive Parts Industry, is pleased to announce the recipients of its 2019 automotive high school teachers scholarship awards. Named the Motorcar Parts of America – Selwyn Joffe awards, CAWA provided two scholarships this year, in its inaugural year of providing scholarships to high school teachers to support their automotive programs. “CAWA is proud to assist these automotive high school teachers, in part, to assure their programs remain viable and well-resourced for the benefit of their students and our industry,” said Rodney Pierini, President and CEO, in announcing the awards.
Recipients of the scholarships include:

  • Brian Wheeler – Alhambra High School in Martinez, California
  • James Hooker – Taft Union High School in Taft, California

Thanks to the gracious financial support of the following organizations and individuals, CAWA was able to provide these and future scholarships:

  • University of the Aftermarket Foundation
  • Motorcar Parts of America
  • Parts Authority
  • GB Remanufacturing
  • Glazier Sales
  • Selwyn Joffe
  • Shaffer & Company
  • Shamrock Sales & Marketing

Furthermore, companies which agreed to provide product for classroom use and access for teachers to their training programs included:

  • Automotive Distribution Network
  • Delphi Technologies
  • Motorcar Parts of America
  • Scrubblade , Inc.
  • Seboldt Consulting Services
  • Timken
  • ZF Services

The primary scholarship fundraising effort by CAWA is its annual dinner gala held the Sunday night before the AAPEX and SEMA shows. This year it will be held at Cesare’s in Las Vegas on November 3, 2019. “Because of the gracious underwriting of the event by Motorcar Parts of America, CAWA can replenish its scholarship funds for students and automotive high school teachers by placing all revenues raised at the event towards scholarships,” commented Pierino.

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To contribute to the Association’s scholarship fund (see or to donate prizes for the annual fundraising auction, contact Rodney Pierini at 800-332-2292, ext. 1201 or .
CAWA is a regional auto care trade association, which represents auto parts jobbers, warehouse distributors, retailers, manufacturers, manufacturer representatives and program groups. The Association provides education, legislative, regulatory and business support to the industry and its membership. It is one of the largest trade associations of its kind in the United States and recognized as a leader in the auto care industry.

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