Auto Dealers Scholarship Program Announced

For the third consecutive year, the Washington State Auto Dealers Association (WSADA) will award scholarships to graduating high school seniors. The 2010 WSADA scholarship program encourages students to learn how a new car and truck dealer’s charitable activities affect their community’s wellbeing.

“Washington’s franchised new car and truck dealers donate millions of dollars to charitable and civic organizations,” said WSADA Executive Vice President Vicki Giles Fabré. “Our dealer members as individuals are very active in supporting education, so it is particularly appropriate and rewarding to help young people realize their academic goals as an organization.”

Applicants are asked to design a poster or flyer promoting an organization or event a dealership supports, and write an article or press release explaining how the dealership’s involvement makes a difference for the organization and the community.

“The WSADA scholarship program has really grown these past two years,” Fabré said, “and I’m excited to have students discover the important role dealers play in not only the economic but the overall well-being of their communities.”

More information can be found at www.wsada.org/scholarship. Application deadline is March 6, 2010.