Advance Auto Parts Awards Automotive Students With Scholarships

Aug. 8, 2023
Five high school graduates in Wake County, North Carolina have been awarded scholarships from the Advance Auto Parts Foundation.

Five high school graduates in Wake County, North Carolina have been awarded scholarships from the Advance Auto Parts Foundation, according to a press release.

Recipients of the Advance Auto Parts Foundation Future Technicians Scholarships were nominated by high school guidance counselors and selected by Wake Tech Community College. 

The students will be studying either Automotive Systems Technology or Collision Repair and Refinishing at the $42 million, 100,000-square-foot Hendrick Center for Automotive Excellence, which first opened in 2021 on the Scott Northern Wake Campus.

The recipients included Myla Horton of Knightdale High School; Carson Allmon of East Wake High School; Leonardo Cardoso of East Wake High School; Amy Coronilla Vazquez of Green Level High School; and Daniel Fobert of South Garner High School.

Those chosen will receive a $5,000 unrestricted scholarship for educational and living expenses as well as a one-time stipend of $600 for tools.

Advance Auto Parts plans to support a total of 25 Wake Tech students over five years. Currently, the Advance Auto Parts Foundation has given $200,000 in support for automotive programs, as well as an additional $50,000 that went toward outfitting the Hendrick Center’s DieHard tool rooms.

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