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AMI Taking Applications for Richard Cossette/Gale Westerlund Memorial

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AMI is accepting applications for the Richard Cossette/Gale Westerlund Memorial Scholarship, the Emil Stanley Merit Award, the Automotive Video Inc. (AVI) Scholarship and the Zurich “High Octane” Scholarship.

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The Richard Cossette/Gale Westerlund Memorial Scholarship, offered in conjunction with the Automotive Service Association (ASA), honors the contributions these individuals made to AMI, ASA and the collision repair industry. The scholarship recipient will receive $1,000 toward expenses to attend to the 2008 International Autobody Congress & Exposition (NACE) in Las Vegas, Nov. 5-8.

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

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The Emil Stanley Merit Award is given annually to an individual who works in an Automotive Service Association (ASA) Collision Division member-business and who displays a desire to improve their business skills through management education. The award provides the recipient’s travel, hotel and registration expenses to attend NACE this year.

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

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AMI’s resource development effort, EXCEL, in conjunction with Automotive Video Inc. (AVI), established the $1,000 AVI Scholarship to help automotive service professionals obtain the necessary management education and technical training. AVI will fund three $1,000 scholarships. The scholarship will be applied toward the recipients’ expenses to attend the 2008 Congress of Automotive Repair and Service (CARS), which is co-located with NACE this year.

To be eligible for the award, the following requirements must be met: 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 and its employees, are not eligible to apply.

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EXCEL, in conjunction with Zurich, established the $1,000 Zurich “High Octane” Scholarship, which is awarded to an ASA Mechanical Division member who strives to be, or is presently working, in a management capacity. Zurich introduced the scholarship program specifically to address the educational needs of the automotive aftermarket. The scholarship will be applied toward the recipient’s expenses to attend CARS this year.

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.

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To request a scholarship application, call AMI at (800) 272-7467, ext. 241, or fill out a scholarship application online at www.amionline.org. Applications must be received on or before Aug. 15. Scholarship recipients will be notified by AMI on or before Sept. 15.

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