Standard Motor Products Inc. (SMP) has named Jason Lin of Hawaii Community College and Joshua Myrick of Broward College in Ft. Lauderdale, Fla., the winners of its Intermotor Import Leader Automotive Scholarship Competition.
Lin and Myrick will each receive a $5,000 scholarship to apply toward the pursuit or continuation of an education in automotive technology and repair at a technical school or college. The winners were chosen from a pool of nearly 500 students who entered the competition.
Applicants 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 entries were judged by John Filippone, master technician and owner of Piedmont Tire and Auto, which has two locations in Gainesville and Haymarket, Va.
The competition was open to legal residents of the 50 United States, the District of Columbia, and Puerto Rico. Entrants had to be between the ages of 18 and 34 and enrolled full-time in high school or an accredited college, university, or post-high school educational program.
“SMP is proud to recognize up-and-coming technicians, and both Mr. Lin and Mr. Myrick exhibited qualities that let us know the future of the automotive import aftermarket is in good hands," says Phil Hutchens, vice president engine management marketing for SMP.
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