Swithers receives 2011 GAA scholarship

BETHESDA, Md.—Sam Swithers of Maple Park was the recipient of a 2011 Global Automotive Aftermarket Symposium (GAAS) scholarship funded by the University of the Aftermarket Foundation.

Swithers will attend Southern Illinois University in Carbondale, Ill.

GAAS scholarships, each in the amount of $1,000, were awarded to 107 students in 2011. To be eligible for a GAAS scholarship, applicnts must be enrolled full time in a college-level program or an ASE/NATEF (National Automotive Technician Education Foundation) certified automotive technical program.