Standard Motor Products Inc. (SMP) has named Ian Fisher of Bay de Noc Community College in Escanaba, Mich., and Zachary Natale of Rosedale Technical College in Pittsburgh, Pa., the winners of its Intermotor Import Leader Automotive Scholarship competition.
Fisher and Natale will each receive a $5,000 scholarship to apply toward the pursuit or continuation of their education in automotive technology and repair at a technical school or college. The winners were chosen from a pool of over 300 students who entered the competition.
Students were asked to complete an online questionnaire and submit a current photo. Entries were evaluated based on relevance, creativity, and thoughtfulness in regards to the automotive import industry. The competition's judge was Ken Elzinga, master technician and owner at Hilltop Auto Service Inc. in Byron Center, Mich.
"SMP is proud to support the next generation of automotive import technicians. Judging from the winners and the rest of our applicants, the future of our industry is in good hands," says Phil Hutchens, vice president engine management marketing.
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