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AIA High Fives for Kids Foundation Announces 2019 Scholarship Recipients

The AIA High Five for Kids Foundation (H5s4Ks) and the Automotive Industries Association (AIA) of Canada are pleased to announce the names of the students selected to receive scholarships for 2019.

In 2019, H5s4Ks took over the responsibility for AIA Canada's scholarship program. Through this program, we distributed over $27,000 to students from coast-to-coast.

We congratulate all of this year's winners!

To learn more about the AIA High Five for Kids Foundation's scholarship program, visit the AIA High Fives for Kids Foundation webpage, or contact Luciana Nechita, Executive Director of H5s4Ks.


University of the Aftermarket Foundation Scholarship – $1,000 each

  • Cody Bertholet Assiniboine Community College
  • Jordan Portelance Georgian College
  • Jordan Peltzer  Southern Alberta Institute of Technology (SAIT)
  • Zachary Benham Fanshawe College
  • Theresa Charbonneau Southern Alberta Institute of Technology (SAIT)
  • Alyssa Waddell Thompson Rivers University
  • Basma Khan Ryerson University
  • Michael Orenstrakh University of Toronto
  • Shyla Dyer Moncton High School
  • Annie Wang Collège de Maisonneuve

Arthur Paulin Automotive Scholarship – $700 each 

  • Jordan Portelance Georgian College
  • Henry Stevenson Georgian College
  • Elaha Amiri York University
  • Eric Elvidge Georgian College
  • Alexandra Murray Georgian College
  • Calen Tigley Alberta Advanced Education - Apprenticeship and Industry Training
  • Jordan Peltzer Southern Alberta Institute of Technology (SAIT)

High Fives for Kids Scholarship – $1,000 each

Scholarship open to children of AIA Canada members.

  • Kobe Peppler Automotive Parts Distributors
  • Michael Hu Wakefield Canada Inc.
  • Isa Khan Wakefield Canada Inc.
  • Jenna Campbell NAPA Auto Parts

AIA Canada Divisions Educational Funding

This program provides additional funding of $1,500 to each of our divisions to use at their discretion -- either directly to students in the form of scholarships or as contributions to the scholarship funds of local schools.

Atlantic Division – $500 

  • Bailey Chapman University of PEI

Manitoba Division – $1,500 

  • Mark Espayos Assiniboine College

Ontario Division – $700 

  • Matthew Almeida  Georgian College
  • Henry MacDonald Georgian College
  • Bret Thomson Georgian College

Quebec Division – $500 

  • Sébastien Lafontaine Centre Daniel-Johnson
  • Philippe Dubé ÉMÉMM
  • Alexandre Girard ÉMÉMM