July 10, 2006

Fifteen Canadian students earn Aftermarket Symposium scholarships

Ottawa, Ontario – The Automotive Industries Association (AIA) has announced that fifteen Canadian students are receiving Global Automotive Aftermarket Symposium (GAAS) scholarships this year. Close to half of the students are studying in fields related to the automotive sector.

Approximately 130 GASS scholarships, worth $1,000 each, were awarded this year. In the ten years of the scholarship, over a thousand students have received financial aid totalling over $1 million. Students who work in the automotive aftermarket after completing their studies are eligible for an additional grant; the GAAS scholarship is unique in that recipients may receive two financial grants, one while they are in school and a matching grant after graduation.

The grants are funded through proceeds from the annual Global Automotive Aftermarket Symposium (GAAS); the 2007 Symposium will be held in May 2007 in Chicago. For more information, visit www.globalsymposium.org.

Canadian GAAS Scholarship applicants must be enrolled full-time in a college level program or accredited automotive technical program. To obtain a scholarship application, visit the AIA Canada Web site at www.aiacanada.com, or call 1-800-808-2920 x226.

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