Stephanie Garcia, a student in Southeast Community College's
General Motors Automotive Service Educational Program, is the
recipient of a $4,000 Car Care Council Women's Board scholarship
The Schuyler native is sponsored by Sid Dillon Chevrolet-Buick
in Crete. Garcia is only the second GM-ASEP student to win this
"It was truly a shock when I received a phone call telling me I
had won," Garcia said. "I feel very honored and blessed to have
been chosen for this scholarship. This motivates me to raise the
bar and achieve my goals. I could not be more grateful for this
The Women's Board awards annual scholarships to female students
studying to enter the auto care industry.
Garcia is one of eight women attending postsecondary schools who
were awarded scholarships this year by the Women's Board. Other
$5,000 plus AAPEX trip - Esther Son, automotive technology at
$5,000 - Perla Veloz, automotive engineering technology at
Ferris State University.
$4,000 - Catherine Harms, automotive service technology at
Portland Community College.
$3,000 - Sarah Koepsell-Schmieg, GM Automotive Service
Educational Program at Dakota County Technical College.
$3,000 - Katherine Ramage, mechanical engineering at
Pennsylvania State University.
$3,000 - Hannah Van Norman, heavy equipment at Alfred State
$1,000 - Audrey Ivie, automotive technology at Snow College.
The Car Care Council Women's Board is comprised of auto care
professionals dedicated to providing opportunities, education and
career leadership to women in the auto care industry.
Scholarship eligibility requirements include that applicants
must have a minimum grade-point average of 2.5 and be a female
student who has completed one year at an ASE-certified,
postsecondary automotive technology program by July 1, 2015.
Scholarship recipients are selected by representatives of the Car
Care Council Women's Board.
This year the Women's Board gave a record $28,000 in
"Our Scholarship and Education Committee was gratified by the
quality of the applications we received from talented and deserving
young women from across the country," said Vonda A. Lee, Women's
Board chair, scholarship and education, and director of sales,
special markets and retail, Beck/Arnley. "We congratulate all of
our scholarship recipients on their accomplishments thus far, and
are pleased to help support their dedication to pursuing a career
in the automotive industry."