Aug. 24 Deadline for Six Scholarships - Hurry!

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News Bulletin AMI-8
August 2, 2012

AMI Accepting Applications for Six Scholarships Hurry - Application Deadline is Aug. 24

Bedford, Texas, August 2, 2012 ­— The Automotive Management Institute (AMI) is accepting applications for the following six scholarships to be awarded this year: the Emil Stanley Merit Award, the BodyShop Business Magazine Scholarship, the Gale Westerlund/Richard Cossette Memorial Scholarship, the Tom B. Babcox Memorial Scholarship, the Automotive Video Inc. (AVI) Educational Scholarship and the Zurich “High Octane” Scholarship.

Three scholarships help pay expenses for recipients to attend the 2012 International Autobody Congress & Exposition (NACE) in New Orleans, Oct. 10-13. These scholarships are the Emil Stanley Merit Award, the BodyShop Business Magazine Scholarship and the Gale Westerlund/Richard Cossette Memorial Scholarship.

The $1,000 Emil Stanley Merit Award is awarded annually to an individual who works in an Automotive Service Association (ASA) Collision Division member-business in good standing and who displays a desire to improve their business skills through management education. The 2012 award marks the 22nd year in which AMI and ASA have honored Emil Stanley with this commemorative management-oriented scholarship.

The $1,000 BodyShop Business Magazine Scholarship is also presented annually. AMI’s resource development effort, EXCEL, in conjunction with Babcox Media, established the scholarship that is awarded to an ASA Collision Division member-business in good standing and who displays a desire to improve their business skills through management education.

The $1,000 Gale Westerlund/Richard Cossette Memorial Scholarship is offered in conjunction with ASA to honor the contributions these individuals made to AMI, ASA and the collision repair industry.

NACE, the world’s largest collision repair event, is sponsored by ASA and offers world-class exhibits showcasing products and services, an educational lineup of AMI seminars, technical courses and industry sessions and the opportunity to network with other collision industry professionals.

The remaining three annual scholarships help cover expenses for recipients to attend the Congress of Automotive Repair and Service (CARS) in New Orleans, Oct. 10-13. These scholarships are the Tom B. Babcox Memorial Scholarship, the Automotive Video Inc. (AVI) Educational Scholarship and the Zurich “High Octane” Scholarship.

The $1,000 Tom B. Babcox Memorial Scholarship was established by EXCEL, in conjunction with Babcox Media. It is awarded to an ASA Mechanical Division member-business in good standing and who displays a desire to improve their business skills through management education.

The $1,000 Automotive Video Inc. (AVI) Educational Scholarship was established by EXCEL, in conjunction with AVI, a leader in automotive diagnostic and repair training programs for automotive repair professionals.

The $1,000 Zurich “High Octane” Scholarship was established by EXCEL, in conjunction with Zurich, formerly Universal Underwriters Group. It is awarded to an ASA Mechanical Division member-business in good standing and who displays a desire to improve their business skills through management education.

CARS, also sponsored by ASA, offers world-class exhibits showcasing products and services, an educational lineup of AMI seminars, technical courses and industry sessions and the opportunity to network with other automotive service professionals.

Additional details and requirements are available on the AMI Website at www.amionline.org

To request a scholarship application, call AMI at (800) 272-7467, ext. 101, or fill out a scholarship application online at www.amionline.org. Applications must be received by AMI on or before Aug. 24, 2012. The scholarship recipient will be notified by AMI on or before Aug. 31, 2012.

AMI was established in 1989 to answer the demand for continuing education tailored specifically for the business needs of the automotive service industry. The Institute offers the Accredited Automotive Manager (AAM) designation, the first business management accreditation exclusively for the automotive service professional. To date, AMI programs have attracted more than 212,000 enrollments throughout North America. AMI is a not-for-profit educational foundation to which tax-deductible contributions can be made. For more information about the Institute, its curriculum, or EXCEL, please contact AMI at (800) 272-7467 ext. 129, or visit the AMI Web site at www.amionline.org.

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