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AMI Offering Three Scholarships for CARS Attendees

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The Automotive Management Institute (AMI) is accepting applications for the Tom B. Babcox Memorial Scholarship, Zurich “High Octane” Scholarship and Automotive Video Inc. (AVI) Education Scholarship. The $1,000 scholarships will be applied toward the recipients’ expenses to attend the 2010 Congress of Automotive Repair and Service (CARS) in Las Vegas, Oct. 10-13.

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CARS is sponsored by the Automotive Service Association (ASA) and offers an educational lineup of AMI seminars, technical training courses and industry sessions, a trade show and the opportunity to network with other automotive service professionals.

Applications must be received by AMI on or before Aug. 13, 2010. The scholarship recipient will be notified by AMI on or before Sept. 13, 2010.

Tom B. Babcox Memorial Scholarship

AMI’s resource development effort, EXCEL, in conjunction with Babcox Publications, established the Tom B. Babcox Memorial Scholarship, which is awarded to an ASA Mechanical Division member who strives to be, or is presently working, in a management capacity.

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To be eligible for the award, the following requirements must be met: applicants must work in the mechanical repair industry; must demonstrate an interest in self-improvement through management education; must own or work for a business that is an ASA member in good standing; and, if the applicant is not the business owner, must be recommended by the business owner.

AMI Trustees and their employees, and the Babcox Scholarship Selection Committee and their employees, are not eligible to apply.

Zurich “High Octane” Scholarship

AMI’s resource development effort, EXCEL, in conjunction with Zurich, formerly Universal Underwriters Group, established the scholarship, which is awarded to an ASA Mechanical Division member who strives to be, or is presently working in a management capacity.

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Zurich introduced the scholarship program specifically to address the educational needs of the automotive aftermarket. A leader in the automotive insurance industry, Zurich provides a range of customized products for the automotive aftermarket.

To be eligible for the award, the following requirements must be met: applicants must work in the mechanical repair industry; must demonstrate an interest in self-improvement through education and training; must own or work for a business that is an ASA member in good standing; and, if the applicant is not the business owner, must be recommended by the owner.

AMI Trustees and their employees, and Zurich and its employees, are not eligible to apply.

AVI Education Scholarship

AMI’s resource development effort, EXCEL, in conjunction with AVI established the scholarship to help automotive service professionals obtain the management education and technical training essential for success in today’s ever-changing industry. The educational scholarship program is aimed at helping to develop quality technicians, managers and shop owners.

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AVI, a leader in automotive diagnostic and repair training programs for automotive repair professionals since 1994, will fund the scholarship using proceeds from its “Casino Night,” a fundraising effort held during AVI’s Annual Training Conference.

To be eligible for the award, applicants must be a minimum of 21 years of age; must have a minimum of two years work experience in the mechanical repair industry; must demonstrate an interest in self-improvement through education and training; and if the applicant is not the business owner, must be recommended by the owner. AMI trustees and their employees, and AVI employees, are not eligible to apply.

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More information:

• To request a scholarship application, call AMI at (800) 272-7467, ext. 241, or fill out a scholarship application online

• Applications must be received by AMI on or before Aug. 13, 2010. The
scholarship recipient will be notified by AMI on or before Sept. 13,
2010

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