FRANKFORT — The KIAWA Foundation has awarded Jacob T. Craiger, of Partridge, the 2016 George W. Wilson III and KIAWA Scholarship for the 2016-2017 academic year.
With additional funding from the University of the Aftermarket Foundation, Craiger was awarded a $2,000 scholarship to further his education in the automotive aftermarket industry.
Upon notification of the award, Jacob said, “I feel so honored to have been chosen as a recipient of the George W. Wilson III and the KIAWA Education Foundation Scholarship. This will help me tremendously with my college education expenses.”
Jacob plans to further his career by continuing his education at Southeast Kentucky Community and Technical College in Cumberland, Kentucky. Jacob was selected from a well-qualified field of applicants based on his automotive industry experience, recommendations, career plans, and record of academic achievement in the automotive field.
KIAWA partnered with the Global Automotive Aftermarket Symposium (GAAS), and applicants for the
2016-2017 awards were taken through the automotive scholarships’ web site, at www.automotivescholarships.com.
Named in honor of the first president of KIAWA who served from 1959-1994, the George W. Wilson III and KIAWA Scholarship financially assists those students wishing to continue their education beyond the secondary level. Two scholarships, one from each state it serves – Kentucky and Indiana – are typically awarded each academic year.
The KIAWA Education Foundation is a non-profit charitable organization based in Frankfort, Kentucky. Its mission is to advance the interests of the automotive aftermarket industry by actively participating in scholarships, grants, and ongoing educational programs with specific focus in Kentucky and Indiana.
The University of the Aftermarket Foundation is a non-profit charitable organization based in Bethesda, Maryland. Its mission is to promote the growth and success of the automotive aftermarket industry by actively participating in scholarships, grants, and ongoing educational programs.