CDK Global, a leading retail automotive technology company, together with the National Association of Minority Automobile Dealers (NAMAD), announced the recipients of its sixth annual Fueling Careers scholarship program. Five students were awarded $10,000 each in college and university scholarship funding, which will help support their continued pursuits in higher education.
The recipients of the 2022 Fueling Careers scholarships are:
- Emily Martin: Attending Lynn University in Boca Raton, Florida
- Jayden Page: Attending Iowa Western Community College in Council Bluffs, Iowa
- Cameron Smith: Attending Cornell University in Ithaca, New York
- Haley Via: Attending University of North Texas in Denton, Texas
- Jaylen Wells: Attending North Carolina A&T State University in Greensboro, North Carolina
“CDK is committed to creating opportunities for quality and inclusive education that promotes lifelong learning,” says Kathy Gilbert, senior director, minority dealer and women retail, CDK Global. “We are honored to play a role in supporting these students as they continue learning the necessary skills to achieve success in their respective future careers.”
Since its inception in 2017, the Fueling Careers scholarship program has awarded more than $300,000 in scholarship funding for 20 eligible students to pursue their college educations and achieve career-specific goals.
“With the Fueling Careers scholarship program, we are finding young, minority leaders who are setting the example for the next generation by demonstrating educational excellence at every level,” said Damon Lester, president, NAMAD. “It will be exciting to watch these students flourish as they take the first steps in realizing their educational and professional dreams.”
Applicants eligible for a Fueling Careers scholarship must be planning to attend or are currently attending an accredited college or university. All applicants must also have a parent employed by a NAMAD dealership and must be sponsored by a current NAMAD member.
The scholarship application and award processes were managed by International Scholarship and Tuition Services, Inc. (ISTS). Selection of the final five award recipients was performed by ISTS and approved by the Fueling Careers Scholarship Committee consisting of CDK and NAMAD members. Award recipients were selected based upon both academic and financial need.