Art Fisher Memorial Scholarships Awarded

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Art Fisher Memorial Scholarships Awarded

The Art Fisher Memorial Scholarships, awarded annually to honor the memory of the late founder of Federated Auto Parts, have been presented to 13 exceptional students preparing for careers in the auto care industry.

The Art Fisher Memorial Scholarships are administered through the University of the Aftermarket Foundation where Federated Auto Parts serves as a Gold Lifetime Trustee.

The following students were awarded the prestigious scholarships for the 2019-20 academic year:

John Besozzi of Grafton, Ohio

Liam Brennan of Penobscot, Maine

Patrick Brooks of Melville, N.Y.

Cole Cowher of Roanoke, Va.

Ethan Dyke of Troy, Ohio

Hunter Grimm of Virginia Beach, Va.

Wilson Hertzler of Kittanning, Pa.

Cole Niemann of Old Bridge, N.J.

Brooke Peckham of Grand Rapids, Mich.

Kayla Resco of Crozet, Va.

Madison Russ of Townshend, Vt.

Miles Spearman of Youngstown, Ohio

Gabriel Yaich of Bethlehem, Pa.

“Each year scholarships are awarded in memory of my father, who founded Federated in 1985 and was an education advocate throughout his life,” said Bo Fisher, chairman of Federated Auto Parts. “Before his career in the aftermarket, my father was a teacher and I know he would be very proud to know that so many deserving students have received scholarships in his name.”

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 workforce. 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. The University of the Aftermarket Foundation is a 501(c) 3 not-for-profit organization and all contributions are tax deductible to the extent provided by law. For more information, visit

Federated Auto Parts, headquartered in Staunton, Va., is one of the largest auto parts distribution and marketing organizations in North America. Federated is dedicated to supporting its customers with quality name brand parts, programs designed to grow their businesses, and experienced people who are knowledgeable in today’s evolving automotive technology. For more information, visit

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