CDK Global and National Association of Minority Automobile Dealers Announce 2022 Fueling Careers Scholarship Winners
$50,000 in scholarships awarded to college and college-bound students
HOFFMAN ESTATES, Ill. – July 22, 2022 – CDK Global, a leading retail automotive technology company, together with the National Association of Minority Automobile Dealers (NAMAD), today 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, Fla.
- Jayden Page: Attending Iowa Western Community College in Council Bluffs, Iowa
- Cameron Smith: Attending Cornell University in Ithaca, N.Y.
- Haley Via: Attending University of North Texas in Denton, Texas
- Jaylen Wells: Attending North Carolina A&T State University in Greensboro, N.C.
“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.
About CDK Global, Inc.
CDK Global is the preferred enabler of automotive commerce, delivering a comprehensive, modern dealer management software platform and suite of solutions designed to help automotive dealers and manufacturers run their businesses successfully and create great experiences for consumers. The company serves over 15,000 retail automotive locations in North America and is a Brookfield portfolio company.
About the National Association of Minority Automobile Dealers (NAMAD)
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, and supporting minority engagement in the automotive retail sales and service sectors. NAMAD is 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. NAMAD is a 501(c)(3) non-profit, tax-exempt organization headquartered in the Washington, D.C. area. For more information on the National Association of Minority Automobile Dealers, visit https://www.namad.org.
About International Scholarship and Tuition Services, Inc. (ISTS)
Founded in 1985, International Scholarship and Tuition Services, Inc. provides comprehensive scholarship, grant, tuition assistance, and tuition reimbursement program management. ISTS is a 100 percent women-owned company, focused on offering cutting-edge technology and sustainable solutions to corporations, foundations, associations, unions and other scholarship-granting organizations worldwide. For more information about ISTS, visit https://www.applyISTS.com.