Automotive Aftermarket Symposium Scholarship Gears Up for $50,000 Challenge
An anonymous donor
has issued a $50,000 fund-raising challenge for the Global Automotive
Aftermarket Symposium (GAAS) scholarship program, awarded to students
planning automotive aftermarket careers, according to the the Automotive
Aftermarket Industry Association (AAIA), which is based in Bethesda, Md.
The "$50,000 GAAS Scholarship Challenge" was initiated after
the donor committed to donate up to $10,000 to the Global Scholarship
fund in 2004 and to match 25 percent of all other donations to the fund
up to a matching amount of $10,000. The challenge campaign aims to net
the fund a total of $50,000 in donations. Delphi Corp. has made the first
challenge donation of $3,000.
"We are excited at the opportunity this challenge presents the GAAS
scholarship fund and appreciate Delphi's donation as the first step in
meeting the challenge," said Pete Kornafel, GAAS scholarship committee
chairman. "This campaign will fund an additional 50 scholarships,
and we have an abundance of qualified applicants for these awards."
GAAS scholarships are funded through donations and the net proceeds from
the annual Global Automotive Aftermarket Symposium (GAAS) program, slated
this year for Tuesday and Wednesday, May 18-19, at the Hyatt Regency in
For more info, visit www.globalsymposium.org.