HOFFMAN ESTATES, Ill.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--CDK Global, Inc. (Nasdaq: CDK), together with The National Association of Minority Automobile Dealers (NAMAD), today announced the recipients of its annual “Fueling Careers” Scholarship Program. Three students were awarded scholarships in the amount of $10,000, enabling each to continue on their paths to 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 second annual ‘Fueling Careers’ Program,” said Tony Graham, vice president and chief customer experience officer, CDK Global. “It is gratifying to see the ambition and career focus in these students’ eyes. It is not only our great privilege to support their continued education, but rewarding to be able to follow their successful careers, knowing we believed in them from the beginning.”
The winners of the 2018 Fueling Careers Scholarship are:
- Eugene Wood – attending Oakland University in Rochester, Michigan
- Lyman King – attending Morehouse College in Atlanta, Georgia
- Sabrina Linares – attending Florida Atlantic University
Sabrina Linares, an accounting major, is the first student to receive the scholarship for two consecutive years. Sabrina’s tenacity and dedication to her studies are among the qualities CDK and NAMAD imagined supporting when they created this scholarship.
“Both NAMAD and CDK are committed to helping build resilient leaders, as well as a strong pipeline of minority talent for the next generation,” said Damon Lester, president, NAMAD. “It is our sincere hope that the financial support these scholarships provide will help students fuel their education, achieve their goals, and launch their careers.”
The Fueling Careers Scholarship Program began in 2017 with a three-year pledge that includes $150,000 in scholarship funding. It aims to provide eligible applicants the opportunity to achieve their education and career-specific goals. Applicants eligible for a Fueling Careers Scholarship must be planning to attend or is currently attending an accredited college/university, has a parent employed by a NAMAD dealership, and is sponsored by a current NAMAD member.
The scholarship application and award process was managed by International Scholarship and Tuition Services, Inc. (ISTS). Selection of the final three award recipients were 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 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 enabling end-to-end automotive commerce, 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 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 cdkglobal.com.
About The National Association of Minority Automobile Dealers
The National Association of Minority Automobile Dealers' (NAMAD) objective is to pursue the meaningful presence and participation of minority businesses and diverse employees across all aspects of the automotive economic sector, including:
- Increasing the number of minority-owned dealerships in communities across America.
- Advocating workplace and supplier diversity in the automotive manufacturing environment.
- Supporting minority engagement in the automotive retail sales and service sectors.
We are committed to developing strategic relationships and advocating for the advancement of business policies and practices that ensure diversity and economic parity remain a priority in all aspects of the American automotive industry.