AIA Canada Announces 2011 Arthur Paulin Scholarship Winners
March 2, 2012, Ottawa – The Automotive Industries Association (AIA) of Canada is pleased to announce the 2011 Arthur Paulin Scholarship winners. Six students were awarded with the Arthur Paulin Scholarship this year, each receiving $700 to pursue their studies in an automotive aftermarket industry related program at a Canadian college or university.
The Arthur Paulin Automotive Aftermarket Scholarship Awards were established in 1986 as a result of the commitment and monetary support of AIA members companies. Interest on the principal in the fund is used to award the minimum of five scholarships each year. The continued support of AIA members and the fundraising efforts of the AIA Divisions have allowed this program to continue to grow and prosper, thereby allowing a large number of deserving students to pursue their automotive studies and for the industry to begin to address its skilled labour shortage.
“We extend our congratulations and sincerest wishes to all recipients,” says AIA President Marc Brazeau. “The parents of these inspiring young adults should be extremely proud!”
The Arthur Paulin Automotive Scholarship Award was named after long time AIA volunteer Arthur Paulin. Arthur served as President of H. Paulin and Company Limited for over 35 years, he became Chairman of the Board in 1990. He was a teacher and mentor to all who knew him.
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.