Leesburg, Virginia -- March 27, 2014 -- WIN has announced this yearâ€™s winners of the 2014 WIN Scholarship Program. This newly expanded program is made possible by the generous support of WIN Sponsors and by special events including the Scholarship Walk, held annually at the WIN Educational Conference, and sales of the Thereâ€™s A Place For You recruiting poster.
"We believe that we have an obligation to support young women who choose to enter our industry,â€ said Beverly Rook, co-chair of the Scholarship Committee. â€œBy offering tuition scholarships to further their education, and having them mentored by other successful women in the industry, we feel that we are giving them a head-start to a successful career.â€
The College Student Tuition and Conference Scholarship Awards are presented to students enrolled in a post-secondary collision repair technology program. Each scholarship recipient will receive a $1,000.00 scholarship to continue their post-secondary education in collision repair, a one-year WIN Membership, plus registration fee and travel expenses to attend the 2014 Educational Conference being held this year at paradise Point in San Diego, Calif. Winners of the 2014 College Scholarships are: Stephanie Baker who will be attending WyoTech in Blairsville, Penn., and Suzanna Hernandez, who will be attending Southeast Community College in Lincoln, Neb. These young women will also have the opportunity to be mentored by winners of the 2014 Most Influential Women awards being presented at the 2014 Educational Conference.
The High School Tuition Scholarship Awards are presented to students enrolled in a secondary collision repair technology program who plan to continue their studies at a technical school or college. Each scholarship winner will receive a $1,000.00 scholarship to continue their post secondary education in collision repair and a one-year WIN membership. Winners of the 2014 High School Scholarships are: Danielle Caballero, from Judson High School, Converse, Tex.; Megann Holbrook from the Center of Applied Technology, North Severn, Md., and Shelby Woods from the Moberly Area Technical Center, Moberly, Miss. Each of these young women will be pursuing studies in collision repair from various educational providers in their local areas.
â€œI am honoured to be recognized by the Womenâ€™s Industry Network and I am even more honored to be a member of this amazing organization,â€ said scholarship recipient Megann Holbrook. â€œWith this association I wish to make other women, not only working in the industry, but customers as well, more comfortable tackling this male dominated industry and giving them the basic knowledge to excel themselves.â€