HOFFMAN ESTATES, Ill.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--CDK Global, Inc. (Nasdaq:CDK), along with the National Association of Minority Automobile Dealers (NAMAD), today announced the recipients of its inaugural “Fueling Careers” Scholarship Program. Five high school seniors were awarded scholarships in the amount of $10,000, enabling each to take their first steps toward a higher education and a prosperous career.
“On behalf of Brian MacDonald, CEO, and Leslie A. Brun, chairman, CDK Global board of directors, we are extremely honored and proud to announce the scholarship recipients of our first annual ‘Fueling Careers’ Program,” said Tony Graham, chief customer experience officer and co-chair of the Corporate Responsibility Council at CDK Global. “It is gratifying to recognize these current scholars and future leaders that are truly deserving of this opportunity. These young men and women give us all lasting hope for the future.”
The winners of the 2017 Fueling Careers Scholarship are:
- Amanda Bowden – attending the University of Georgia as an Atmospheric Sciences & Meteorology major
- Tyra Harris – attending Alabama A&M University as a Construction Management major
- Sabrina Linares – attending Florida Atlantic University as an Accounting major
- Mercedes Mireles – attending Wayne State University as a Political and Legal Studies major
- Travis Render, Jr. – attending Georgia State University as a Business Administration major
“Both NAMAD and CDK have a strong track record of working together to support the minority dealer community, and this program represents a tremendous opportunity to help identify and nourish the future trailblazers of the automotive industry,” said Damon Lester, NAMAD president. “It is our sincere hope that the financial support these scholarships provide will help ambitious young men and women pursue educational goals that will prepare them for meaningful and productive professional careers — which will enhance their lifestyles and enable them to make significant contributions to society.”
The Fueling Careers Scholarship Program began earlier this year in collaboration with CDK’s long standing partner, NAMAD. It aims to provide eligible applicants with the opportunity to chase their education and career-specific goals. Applicants eligible for a Fueling Careers Scholarship must be a minority high school senior who plans to attend an accredited college/university, have a parent employed by a NAMAD dealership, and be sponsored by a current NAMAD member.
The scholarship application and award process was managed by International Scholarship and Tuition Services, Inc. (ISTS). Selection of ten award finalists was performed by ISTS, while the final five award recipients were then chosen by the Fueling Careers Scholarship Committee consisting of CDK and NAMAD members. Award recipients were selected based upon both academic merit and financial need. Additional program information can be found at http://programs.applyISTS.com/FuelingCareers.
About CDK Global
With more than $2 billion in revenues, CDK Global (Nasdaq: CDK) is a leading global provider of integrated information technology and digital marketing solutions to the automotive retail and adjacent industries. Focused on evolving the automotive retail experience, CDK Global provides solutions to dealers in more than 100 countries around the world, serving approximately 28,000 retail locations and most automotive manufacturers. CDK's solutions automate and integrate all parts of the dealership and buying process from targeted digital advertising and marketing campaigns to the sale, financing, insuring, parts supply, repair and maintenance of vehicles. Visit www.cdkglobal.com.