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Greater Cleveland Automobile Dealers’ Association
GCADA raises the amount and number of scholarships this year
(Cleveland—May 16, 2011)-- If you’re employed full time by a local franchised new car dealer and are planning to attend college this fall, or if you or are an employee with a dependent who is in college or planning to attend, you may get scholarship assistance from the Greater Cleveland Automobile Dealers’ Association.
At a recent meeting of the Auto Dealers’ Educational Assistance Foundation (ADEAF), the board approved raising the amount and number of scholarships available to dependents of member dealership employees or full time employees of member dealers.
There are now 25 one-year scholarships of $2,500 available for the 2011-2012 academic year, with classes beginning in August of 2011. The deadline to apply has been extended to June 1, 2011.
“With the cost of tuition, room and board, meals, and books these days, it just made sense to raise the scholarship amount,” says Brian O’Donnell, Chairman of the ADEAF board. “Education is always a solid investment.”
To qualify, the applicant must be a graduating high school senior, or presently attending an accredited college or university. The applicant may choose the college or university of their choice, with the Foundation’s approval.
All applicants who wish to make application for the scholarship must also meet the following criteria: they must be a dependent of full-time personnel or employed full time at a GCADA member dealership; they must show need, merit and a strong ambition to succeed in college, and they must correctly and completely fill out the necessary paperwork.
That paperwork includes an essay on the prospective student’s need, merit or ambition to succeed, as well as two letters of recommendation and high school or college transcripts.
As stated before, all materials must be received by the GCADA no later than June 1, 2011.
“Our member dealers realize the value of their employees and the importance of continuing education,” said Louis A. Vitantonio, Jr., president of the GCADA. “Hopefully this will help dealership employees defray some of the costs of higher education.”
Contact GCADA member dealers for more information. Once completed with the proper materials required, the application should then be sent to: Kathleen Rutherford, Greater Cleveland Automobile Dealers’ Association, 10100 Brecksville Road, Brecksville, OH 44141.
About the GCADA
The Greater Cleveland Automobile Dealers' Association (GCADA) has served the retail-automobile industry and community with integrity and distinction since 1915. Today, located in Brecksville, Ohio, GCADA represents 250 franchised motor vehicle dealers, which includes new-car, truck, motorcycle and RV dealers in a 21-county region of northern Ohio along the Lake Erie shore and beyond. More information on the GCADA can be found at www.gcada.org.
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