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Icahn Announces $50k in scholarships

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Sept. 11, 2019—Icahn Automotive announced that it's giving out 20 scholarships to students enrolled in post-secondary automotive technology programs.

Each scholarship is worth $2,500, according to a press release. The company says it's part of an ongoing effort to boost enrollment in automotive industry courses.

“The Icahn Automotive scholarship program is certainly an investment in the future, especially as we face such a large talent deficit in the skilled trades,” Icahn CEO Brian Kaner said in the release. “It’s our vision for young people to see the truly amazing potential of automotive service careers and we’re eager to support these students as they progress from the classroom to the service bay.”

Twelve of the scholarships were awarded based on "academics, character and a commitment to the automotive service industry," according to the release. The company awarded eight more as part of school facility investments, which was previously announced. The overall initiative is called "Race to 2026," which seeks to address a potential labor shortfall.

All 20 students receiving scholarships for the upcoming year are:

  • Travis Boquet, NASCAR Technical Institute/Universal Technical Institute, Mooresville, N.C.
  • Taylor Chandler, Lincoln Technical Institute, Philadelphia, Pa. 
  • Joseph Chin, Lincoln Technical Institute, Mahwah, N.J. 
  • Jonathan Fanstill, NASCAR Technical Institute/ Universal Technical Institute, Mooresville, N.C.
  • Logan Gardner, NASCAR Technical Institute/Universal Technical Institute, Mooresville, N.C.
  • Isiah Gomez, Universal Technical Institute, Houston, Texas
  • Francisco Hernandez, Cypress College, Cyprus, Calif. 
  • Dominic Lightner, Universal Technical Institute, Orlando, Fla. 
  • Joseph Medina, Lincoln Technical Institute, Philadelphia, Pa. 
  • Timothy Moment, Lincoln Technical Institute, Philadelphia, Pa. 
  • Jeremy Pedersen, Lincoln Technical Institute, Union, N.J. 
  • Joshua Ruby, Washtenaw Community College; Ann Arbor, Mich. 
  • Robert Scott, Lincoln Technical Institute, Philadelphia, Pa. 
  • Sebestian Tassy, Lincoln Technical Institute, Union, N.J. 
  • Caleb Travis, NASCAR Technical Institute/UTI, Mooresville, N.C.
  • Frank Van Althius, Lincoln Technical Institute, Mahwah, N.J. 
  • Alicia Whatley, Motorcycle Mechanics Institute, Orlando, Fla.    
  • Zachary Wood, NASCAR Technical Institute/ Universal Technical Institute, Mooresville, N.C. 
  • Jeramy Yeagley, Universal Technical Institute, Avondale, Ariz. 
  • Waliuz Zaman, Universal Technical Institute, Irving, Texas

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