AIA Announces 2011 Marion Roberts and GAAS Scholarship Winners
January 19th, 2012 – The Automotive Industries Association of Canada is pleased to announce the 2011 winners of the Marion Roberts and the Global Automotive Aftermarket Symposium (GAAS) Scholarship Awards. Thanks to the two awards, 43 young adults will be better able to pursue the career of their choice. AIA offers four distinct scholarships – all founded in order to reach out to a different type of student, and to encourage careers in the automotive aftermarket industry.
“As a national association, AIA is proud to be able to offer these scholarships.” stated AIA President Marc Brazeau. “AIA Canada is committed to building a prosperous future for the automotive aftermarket industry, and for Canada, as a whole.”
The AIA/Marion Roberts Memorial Scholarship Awards were developed by the Automotive Industries Association of Canada to provide financial assistance to enable students to further their education at the post secondary school level. The scholarships honour Marion Roberts, a longtime staff member of the Association's head office in Ottawa.
The GAAS program was launched by several US trade associations to raise scholarship money to support deserving secondary students, college, and university students who want to pursue a career in the automotive aftermarket.
To view the 2011 Marion Roberts Scholarship winners, click here. To view the 2011 GAAS winners, click here.
For more information on our scholarships, visit the Scholarships section of our website.
About AIA Canada The Automotive Industries Association of Canada (AIA) is a national trade association representing the automotive aftermarket industry in Canada. The aftermarket is a $18.49 billion industry that employs more than 420,200 people. The industry is composed of companies that manufacture, distribute and install automotive replacement parts, accessories, tools, and equipment. AIA represents manufacturers, re-builders, manufacturers agents, warehouse distributors, national distributors, buying groups, wholesalers, machine shops, retailers, and through its councils, the interests of collision repair shops and automotive service and repair outlets. AIA’s mandate is to promote, educate and represent members in all areas that impact the growth and prosperity of the industry. Visit us on the web at www.aiacanada.com.
Contact: Kina Leclair Senior Communications Coordinator Automotive Industries Association of Canada 1272 Wellington Street West Ottawa, ON K1Y 3A7 1-800-808-2920 ext. 233 Kina.Leclair@aiacanada.com