AAAS Announces Scholarship Recipients

Automotive Aftermarket Association Southeast Educational Foundation (AAASEF) Chairman Michael Morgan, Frost Transmission, Rainbow City, Alabama is pleased to announce the winners of the 2018 AAASEF scholarships for the 2018- 2019 academic year.

Students sponsored by Automotive Aftermarket Association Southeast (AAAS) members selected to receive the scholarships are:

AAAS Educational Foundation Scholarships -2018

• Makensey Badenhop (Gardendale, AL/Southland International Trucks. Inc.)

• Stephanie Burgett (Pinson, AL/Donnie’s Paint and Body)

• Reid Burleson (Birmingham, AL/Big Moe Spring & Alignment)

• Carter Burleson (Birmingham, AL/Big Moe Spring & Alignment)

• Adrian Day (Montgomery, AL/Federated)

• Hillary Holcomb (Vinemont, AL/McGriff Tire Pros)

• Madison Kilpatrick (Cullman, AL/McGriff Tire Pros)

• Patrick Rumore (Birmingham, AL/Southern Armature)

• Anna Rumore (Birmingham, AL/Southern Armature)

• Charles Rumore (Birmingham, AL/Southern Armature)

• Christian Stewart (Trussville, AL/Atlas Welding Supply Company)

The following scholarship recipients were awarded memorial scholarships that are endowed by AAAS members, family and friends. The memorial scholarship honorees are as follows:

Dick Bell Memorial Scholarships

• Kathleen Brown (Graham, AL/Auto Supply Company)

• Andrew Ellard (Mobile, AL/Clutch and Powertrain)

• Emmalee Richards (Lake Wales, FL/Auto Supply Company)

Gertrude Ellis Memorial Scholarships

• Olivia Kampwerth (Birmingham, AL/Auto Electric and Carburetor)

• Avery Kampwerth (Birmingham, AL/Auto Electric and Carburetor)

Stan Waits Memorial Scholarship

• Will Dooley (Boaz, AL/Associate Jobbers Warehouse)

• Josie Hughes (Crossville, AL/Associate Jobbers Warehouse)

• Justin Lee (Union Grove, AL/Associate Jobbers Warehouse)

• Jesus Morales (Boaz, AL/Associate Jobbers Warehouse)

Al Hines Memorial Scholarship

• Sean Connolly (Marianna, FL/TriStates Automotive)

• Thomas Eisman (Tallahassee, FL/Connie Liles Auto Parts)

Mike Morgan Memorial Scholarship

• James Durbin (Prattville, AL/Durbin Auto Parts)

Additionally, AAASEF has reserved scholarship funds for association members and employees wishing to further their education or enhance their skills at trade schools, junior colleges, manufacturer sponsored clinics, etc. This effort is aimed at enhancing and expanding the capabilities of AAAS members and employees. Chairman Morgan thanks all of the association members and industry contributors for their efforts in making this valuable program possible.

AAAS, along with several other state and national associations, collaborates with the University of the Aftermarket Foundation (UAF) Scholarship Committee. Through this cooperative effort, students are able to complete one online application at and receive consideration for the AAASEF and the UAF scholarships and other industry awards.


Established in 2005, Automotive Aftermarket Association Southeast Educational Foundation (AAASEF) is a scholarship program sponsored by Automotive Aftermarket Association Southeast, Inc. (AAAS). AAAS, established in 1938, is a four-state nonprofit trade association serving the automotive parts manufacture, distribution, service and repair industry in Alabama, Florida, Georgia and Mississippi. More information is available at

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