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Automotive Service Councils Educational Foundation Awards 2021 scholarships to 16 students

Board of trustees awarded 28 scholarships for a total of $23,500 — the largest amount awarded in the history of the foundation

Sacramento, Calif.—The Automotive Service Councils Educational Foundation (ASCEF) has announced that the board of trustees awarded 28 scholarships to 16 students for a total of $23,500. To date, this is the largest amount awarded in the history of the foundation.

“On behalf of the board of trustees, we are delighted to be helping so many students pursue their career in the automotive aftermarket industry and look forward to welcoming them into the ASCEF family of highly qualified automotive technicians,” said John Eppstein, foundation chair. “By awarding these scholarships, we hope to unite, inspire, and mentor these students while continuing ASCEF’s core mission to support and advance the automotive service industry.”

Through its successful Cars4Careers program, ASCEF turns donated cars into education and training for individuals wanting a career in the automotive service industry. Each year, ASCEF awards scholarships ranging from $500 – $1,000 to high school seniors who plan to enroll in post-high school technical/academic training or college undergraduates in the automotive service field. Since the establishment of the foundation in 1998, ASCEF has awarded $168,250 in scholarships.     

“These scholarships are a wonderful opportunity to assist students in pursing their educational goals in automotive repair and will help meet the demand for skilled technicians in our industry, which is at an all-time high,” said David Kusa, ASCEF president. “The 2021 scholarship application opens in October and we encourage all those to apply by March 31, 2022.”  

Congratulations to the following 2021 ASC Educational Foundation scholarship award recipients:

  • Jason Widjaja
  • Alexander Siegenthaler
  • Christopher Villalba
  • Vu Huynh
  • Angel Martinez
  • Salvador Nieves III
  • Josue Morales
  • Yushan Chen
  • Cecilia Ledesma
  • Shane Cricket
  • Harout  Yousoufian
  • Caleb  Mcclintock
  • Anthony Hong
  • Jessica  Zermeno
  • Duminda Edirisinghe
  • Javier Garcia Sanchez

Founded in 1998, The ASC Educational Foundation exists to provide educational and training opportunities, scholarships, and endowments in the field of automotive repair and maintenance. ASCEF Scholarships have been instrumental in helping recipients create rewarding careers in Automotive Technologies. 

To learn more about the ASCEF and the Cars4Careers program, visit www.asc-ef.org.

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