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AMI Offering Three Scholarships for NACE Attendees

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The Automotive Management Institute (AMI) is accepting applications for the annual BodyShop Business Magazine Scholarship,the Richard Cossette/Gale Westerlund Memorial Scholarship and the Emil Stanley Merit Award. The $1,000 scholarships will be applied toward the recipients’ expenses to attend the 2010 International Autobody Congress & Exposition (NACE) in Las Vegas, Oct. 10-13.

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

NACE, the world’s largest collision repair event, is sponsored by ASA, and offers a comprehensive lineup of AMI, industry and technical seminars, a trade show and the opportunity to network with other automotive service professionals.

BodyShop Business Magazine Scholarship

AMI’s resource development effort, EXCEL, in conjunction with Babcox Publications, established the $1,000 scholarship, which is awarded to an Automotive Service Association (ASA) Collision 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 collision 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.

Richard Cossette/Gale Westerlund Memorial Scholarship

The $1,000 scholarship, offered in conjunction with the ASA, honors the contributions these individuals made to AMI, ASA and the collision repair industry.

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

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

Richard Cossette owned Lehman’s Garage in Minneapolis, Minn., and was a charter founder of AMI and a $50,000 Charter Counselor contributor to AMI’s EXCEL program. He was the first chairman of EXCEL and was the recipient of AMI’s Annual Recognition Award in 1994. He was awarded an honorary Accredited Automotive Manager (AAM) designation in 1997 to further recognize his commitment and dedication to AMI. He also held numerous leadership positions on the ASA board of directors and was active in several industry organizations until his death in 2002.

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Gale Westerlund owned Gale’s Auto Center in Blaine, Minn., and was a $25,000 Guarantor contributor to EXCEL. He earned the Institute’s AAM designation in 1993, and also served on the ASA board of directors for many years. He was an active member of ASA and other collision industry organizations until his death in 2005.

Emil Stanley Merit Award

The $1,000 Emil Stanley Merit Award is awarded annually to an individual who
works in an ASA Collision Division member-business and who displays a
desire to improve his or her business skills through management
education.

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To be eligible for the award, the following requirements must be met:
applicants must work in the collision 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.

The 2010 award marks the 20th year in which AMI and ASA have honored
Emil Stanley with this commemorative management-oriented scholarship.

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


More information:

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

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• 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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