MAPA is pleased to announce the recipients of MAPA’s 2018 Educational Development Scholarship Fund have been chosen by Lansing’s Capital Region Community Foundation. Three (3) $1,000 scholarships were awarded, in addition to a $500 scholarship for the recipient of the 2018 Jud Morrison Memorial Achievement of Excellence Award. MAPA congratulates these very deserving students:
Madeleine Gray, sponsored by Ron’s Auto Parts Warehouse, Inc. located in Capac, Michigan. Madeleine will be a freshman enrolled at Saginaw Valley State University in University Center, Michigan majoring in Elementary Education/Integrated Science in the fall of 2018. Madeleine is the daughter of Ron and Emi Gray of Almont, Michigan.
John Staiger IV, sponsored by NAPA Port Huron located in Port Huron, Michigan. John will be a junior enrolled at Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University in Daytona Beach, Florida majoring in Aerospace Engineering in the fall of 2018. John is the son of John and Wendy Staiger III of St. Clair, Michigan.
Brooke Peckham, sponsored by Auto-Wares Group of Companies located in Grand Rapids, Michigan. Brooke will be a junior enrolled at Grand Rapids Community College in Grand Rapids, Michigan in the fall of 2018 majoring in Human Resources Management to support the growing Car Care Industry. Brooke is the daughter of Charles and Merriea Lubben of Cedar Springs, Michigan. Brooke’s MAPA Educational Development Scholarship Fund scholarship is in conjunction with the University of the Aftermarket Foundation who supports careers within the automotive aftermarket industry field.
Peckham also was awarded the distinguished 2018 Jud Morrison Memorial Achievement of Excellence Award named in memory of MAPA co-founding father and past chairman of the board of directors, Justin H. Morrison. Brooke’s academic achievements and outstanding community service record exemplifies the high standards and commitment to excellence that Jud Morrison stood for.
The Michigan Automotive Parts Association has allied its scholarship program with the Capital Region Community Foundation to enable MAPA’s charitable pursuits. Since the MAPA Educational Development Scholarship Fund program began in 1991, MAPA has awarded $75,000 to 80 students. A gift to the MAPA Educational Development Scholarship Fund is an excellent way to honor or memorialize a friend or relative. Call MAPA at 800.678.6272 for more info.
The Michigan Automotive Parts Association is a non-profit state trade association representing independently owned automotive parts stores, warehouse distributors, service repair facilities, rebuilders, remanufacturers, manufacturers, affiliate and associate members within Michigan’s automotive aftermarket industry. MAPA’s mission is to provide its members with business and educational information relative to the sale of automotive replacement parts, promote the automotive parts industry, provide legislative and regulatory advocacy and to enable group purchasing of member service programs. Founded in 1953 by three independent Michigan jobbers, MAPA represents 400 automotive aftermarket industry businesses in Michigan.