HOFFMAN ESTATES, IL — CDK Global, Inc., a leading retail automotive technology company, today has renewed a three-year pledge that includes $150,000 in scholarship funding for the Fueling Careers Scholarship Program in support of the National Association of Minority Automobile Dealers (NAMAD). The fourth annual Fueling Careers Scholarship Program is now accepting applications.
The scholarship program was established in 2017 to support ethnic minority high school students of dealership employees who demonstrate financial need in their pursuit of a college education. Through this program, the joint efforts of CDK and NAMAD will help develop a strong pipeline of minority talent for the next generation.
“The future of the automotive industry is in our college-bound students who are finding their passion and building skill sets that will positively impact our industry and their communities in the years to come,” said Michael Seeman, vice president, Customer Success, CDK Global. “Through this program, we continue to invest in tomorrow’s minority leaders by providing an avenue for these students to receive needed funding toward their education.”
Funded by CDK, the Fueling Careers Scholarship Program will award up to five $10,000 scholarships per year to high school seniors entering an accredited college or university. NAMAD members will have the opportunity to select dealership employees to participate in the program.
“Education is a vital part of what every community needs to thrive, and the Fueling Careers Scholarship Program can offer students the support they need to further their education,” said Damon Lester, president, NAMAD. “NAMAD and CDK Global have a shared commitment to developing the potential of the young minds who can pave the way for the future generations of leaders across our minority dealers.”
The scholarship application and award process will be managed by International Scholarship and Tuition Services, Inc. (ISTS), and award recipients will be selected based upon both academic merit and financial need. Dealership managers with high school students will need to complete an online application and must satisfy all eligibility requirements.
Applications and program information can be found at https://aim.applyists.net/CDK/. Applications will be accepted through Wednesday, July 1, 2020. Scholarship winners will be honored during this year’s 40th annual NAMAD conference. Recipients will receive their awards in July.
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