Pronto Awards Six Auto Service Center Scholarships

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National Pronto Association recently awarded six Auto Service Center scholarships, according to Bill Maggs, president and CEO.

The following students will receive scholarships for the 2017-18 school year: Rebekah Bishop of Benton, Tenn.; Anna Christians of Sheldon, Iowa; Marcus Ripley of Spring, Texas; Alannah Schwartz of Santa Cruz, Calif.; Jerod Sneed of Abilene, Texas; and Lauren Winefsky of El Mirage, Ariz.

The annual Pronto scholarship program is funded by National Pronto Association and its warehouse distributor members and is administered by the University of the Aftermarket Foundation. Sons, daughters and employees of any active Pronto Auto Service Center currently purchasing from a Pronto member are eligible for consideration. Candidates must be attending a two or four-year accredited college, an ASE/NASTEF certified post-secondary automotive/heavy duty/collision technician training program or any licensed and accredited vocational school.

“We are honored to present scholarships to these very deserving students,” says Maggs. “Pronto is dedicated to providing educational opportunities to our members’ employees and families. These scholarships demonstrate our commitment to help educate, prepare and support the next generation of the Pronto family.”

To apply for future scholarship opportunities, visit Each application will be considered for every scholarship where the application meets the qualifications.

Since 1986, the University of the Aftermarket Foundation has funded millions of dollars of scholarships, grants, research and ongoing educational programs to help develop a strong, knowledgeable aftermarket work force. The foundation encourages industry support, including donations for the purpose of honoring or memorializing individuals or otherwise recognizing special events, to help ensure the continued availability of training and education that strengthen the industry. For more information about the University of the Aftermarket Foundation, visit

National Pronto Association is a North American shareholder-owned organization headquartered in Grapevine, Texas. Pronto was formed in 1979 and is a leading program distribution group with over $2 billion in sales, with a focus on marketing, technology, and buying. National Pronto is a founding member of the Automotive Parts Services Group and its global partner; 1Parts.

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