Southern Indiana Auto Repair Shop Gives Back to Community with Scholarships for Future Auto Technicians
Just the other day I was on the air bragging about Full Throttle Automotive after they raised over $5,000 for St. Jude Children's Research Hospital. I mentioned specifically what good people the owners, Edward and Brandi Caswell, are, as they are continually giving back to the community in one way or another. Next thing you know, I run into Brandy and she tells me about the next big thing they are doing.
The Paul E. Caswell Memorial Fund
As a way to honor his late father, Edward and Brandi created the Paul E. Caswell Memorial Fund, which will receive money raised throughout the year at Full Throttle's annual Cruise-In. One way they will use this fund is to provide scholarships for students that plan to have a career in the automotive industry.
Hiring qualified auto technicians can be exceptionally hard in today’s job market with the growth of autonomous vehicles, electronics, and simply a negative industry perception. It is crucial that we pour into our future auto mechanics continuing education in order to provide our customers with the highest level of quality service possible.
Full Throttle will award two scholarships in the amount of $2,500 each to students that meet the following criteria:
- Graduating high school seniors who reside in Vanderburgh, Warrick, Gibson, Poseyville, or Henderson County
- Intend to further their education through vocational schooling, an accredited
college, or classes and fees needed to attain automotive certifications.
- Academic achievement with a minimum 3.0 GPA,
- Financial need
- Student's area of interest and future goals in the
Interested students need to should submit the scholarship application along
with a five-minute video or a 1000-word essay sharing their background, passion,
completed projects, and career pursuit to the email provided.
The scholarship winners will be announced at Full Throttle's annual Cruise-In & Charity Event coming up on Saturday, August 12, from 3pm-6pm.