Sterling to Offer Interactive Scholarships through Education Foundation
Feb. 1, 2013—Sterling Auto Body Centers recently made a $25,000 donation through the Collision Repair Education Foundation to offer several interactive scholarships this spring for secondary and post-secondary collision repair students located near Sterling’s repair centers.
To qualify for the scholarships, student applicants must visit and interview with a store manager at a local Sterling location. Eight candidates will be selected to receive a $2,500 scholarship to help with education expenses.
“With the serious shortage of quality technicians on the horizon, helping to fund the education of students interested in collision repair should be a priority of every major repairer in our industry today," said Mike Nuxoll, human resources vice president for Sterling. “We’re thankful for the work of the Foundation, and you can bet that we’ll look to have first shot at these students as they near graduation”.
Sterling also donated $5,000 to the Education Foundation’s Collision Repair Education Campaign, which funds general student scholarships and school grants, including the annual Ultimate Collision Education Makeover school grant.
“Sterling’s interactive scholarship is a new way of helping introduce collision students with potential future employers. Students will be able to participate in this unique opportunity to meet a local business while they are still attending school, which can potentially lead to a job opportunity after graduation,” said Melissa Marscin, director of grant programs for the Education Foundation. “In addition, the monetary award Sterling is offering will help the selected students decrease their student loan debt after graduation. Sterling has been a long time supporter of the Collision Repair Education Foundation and we thank them for their continued support of technical education.”