AAAS Announces Scholarship Recipients

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May 15, 2018—Automotive Aftermarket Association Southeast Educational Foundation (AAASEF) chairman Michael Morgan, Frost Transmission, Rainbow City, Ala., announced the winners of the 2018 AAASEF scholarships for the 2018-2019 academic year.

Students sponsored by Automotive Aftermarket Association Southeast (AAAS) members selected to receive the scholarships are:


AAAS Educational Foundation Scholarships -2018

  • Makensey Badenhop Gardendale, Ala. Southland International Trucks. Inc.
  • Stephanie Burgett Pinson, Ala. Donnie's Paint and Body
  • Reid Burleson Birmingham, Ala. Big Moe Spring & Alignment
  • Carter Burleson Birmingham, Ala. Big Moe Spring & Alignment
  • Adrian Day Montgomery, Ala. Federated
  • Hillary Holcomb Vinemont, Ala. McGriff Tire Pros
  • Madison Kilpatrick Cullman, Ala. McGriff Tire Pros
  • Patrick Rumore Birmingham, Ala. Southern Armature
  • Anna Rumore Birmingham, Ala. Southern Armature
  • Charles Rumore Birmingham, Ala. Southern Armature
  • Christian Stewart Trussville, Ala. Atlas Welding Supply Company


The following scholarship recipients were awarded memorial scholarships that are endowed by AAAS members, family and friends. The memorial scholarship honorees are as follows:


Dick Bell Memorial Scholarships

  • Kathleen Brown Graham, Ala. Auto Supply Company
  • Andrew Ellard Mobile, Ala. Clutch and Powertrain
  • Emmalee Richards Lake Wales, Fla. Auto Supply Company


Gertrude Ellis Memorial Scholarships

  • Olivia Kampwerth Birmingham, Ala. Auto Electric and Carburetor
  • Avery Kampwerth Birmingham, Ala. Auto Electric and Carburetor


Stan Waits Memorial Scholarship

  • Will Dooley Boaz, Ala. Associate Jobbers Warehouse
  • Josie Hughes Crossville, Ala. Associate Jobbers Warehouse
  • Justin Lee Union Grove, Ala. Associate Jobbers Warehouse
  • Jesus Morales Boaz, Ala. Associate Jobbers Warehouse


Al Hines Memorial Scholarship

  • Sean Connolly Marianna, Fla. TriStates Automotive
  • Thomas Eisman Tallahassee, Fla. Connie Liles Auto Parts
  • Mike Morgan Memorial Scholarship
  • James Durbin Prattville, Ala. Durbin Auto Parts


Additionally, AAASEF has reserved scholarship funds for association members and employees wishing to further their education or enhance their skills at trade schools, junior colleges, manufacturer sponsored clinics, etc. This effort is aimed at enhancing and expanding the capabilities of AAAS members and employees. Chairman Morgan thanks all of the association members and industry contributors for their efforts in making this valuable program possible.

AAAS, along with several other state and national associations, collaborates with the University of the Aftermarket Foundation (UAF) Scholarship Committee. Through this cooperative effort, students are able to complete one online application at and receive consideration for the AAASEF and the UAF scholarships and other industry awards.

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