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Megan Hastings

Auto Value/Bumper to Bumper awards $16,000 in college scholarships

JULY 8, 2010 (San Antonio, TX) – Auto Value/Bumper to Bumper has awarded scholarships to employees and/or their children to assist in their post-high school school education for the past fourteen years. Since the program began, almost a quarter of a million dollars has been dedicated to helping employees and their family continue their education.

Students seeking a scholarship were required to write a 200-word essay on, "What I hope to accomplish through my post-high school graduation." From all eligible applications, sixteen students were selected to receive a $1,000 scholarship to be used at the trade school, college or university of their choice for the fall 2010 semester.

"I know how expenses for education can add up. As my youngest starts college this fall, I've become more aware of how vital scholarships can be," said Steve Marks, senior vice president of sales and marketing for Auto Value/Bumper to Bumper. "We want to be sure our employees and their children get what they need for a quality education and don't have to face the choice of going to school or not due to availability of resources. That's why we offer these scholarships and are pleased to award them year after year."

The 2010 Auto Value/Bumper to Bumper college scholarship recipients are:

Parts Store recipients:
Student Service Name City/State
Ethan Curtsinger Elkins Auto Supply Elkins, AR
Karissa Meyer Arnold Motor Supply Sheldon, IA
Mitchell Miller Willard C. Starcher Spencer, WV
Victoria Ashley Mock Marianna Auto Parts Marianna, FL
Rachel Parkinson Piston Ring Service Brandon, MB
Nicole Richart Auto Value Virginia Virginia, MN
Lucas Roever Bumper to Bumper Stoughton, WI
Caitlin Walsdorf Lee Auto Parts Des Plaines, IL

Certified Service Center recipients:
Student Service Name City/State
Christopher Benton Hanahan Auto and Truck Service Hanahan, SC
Rebecca Blundy Blundy & Hoppes Tire & Auto Clinic Ionia, MI
Allison Dooman Tulsa Auto Service Tulsa, OK
Jared Kraus Kraus Automotive Belleville, IL
Ronda Jameson Freedom Automotive Redlands, CA
Austin McCoy Advanced Automotive & Off Road Alexandria, MN
Jeremy Nelson Arnold Motor Supply Worthington, MN
Rachel Rich Dave's Automotive Old Bridge, NJ

Auto Value/Bumper to Bumper is part of Aftermarket Auto Parts Alliance, one of the largest auto parts distribution and marketing organizations in the world. As the source for quality parts and service for over 2,300 parts stores and almost 2,900 certified service centers throughout North America, the Alliance prides itself on responding to the individual automotive needs of each customer and providing proven, quality service. Visit www.800autotalk.com for more information.

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