Standard Motor Products Awards $50,000 In Scholarships

Oct. 19, 2021

Standard Motor Products, Inc. (SMP) has announced the recipients of its 2021 Scholarship Program. Through three individual scholarship programs – the Intermotor ‘Import Leader’, Blue Streak ‘Better Then, Better Now’, and SMP ‘Women in Auto Care’ Scholarship – 10 students pursuing educations in automotive technology or repair have been awarded scholarships to apply toward their education in automotive technology or repair at a technical school or college.

From nearly 1,000 candidates, these 10 students were selected based on the thoughtfulness and relevancy of their responses to questions regarding their future careers in the automotive repair industry. Each has been awarded a $5,000 scholarship.

With an emphasis on import automotive technology, the Intermotor ‘Import Leader’ Scholarship awarded $5,000 each to Ashley Stamboulian of Robbinsville, N.J., Saige Byram of Evansville, Ind., Alexzander Freeman of Lockhart, Texas, and Julien Vargas of Lehighton, Pa.

The Blue Streak ‘Better Then, Better Now’ winners this year were Derrick Graham of Medford, Ore., Vance Hagerman of Hanover, Pa., Deeandra Lucio of Phoenix, Ariz., and Will Finney of Coeur d’Alene, Idaho.

The SMP ‘Women in Auto Care’ Scholarship, which encourages women to pursue careers as automotive technicians, awarded $5,000 scholarships each to Makena Gaylor of Eagle Point, Ore. and Jennea Katic of Pompano Beach, Fla.


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Roy Kent, executive vice president of business development, member support and strategy for Federated Auto Parts, is pictured during the Aftermarket 101 that was held this past spring in Farmington Hills, Mich.