Many industries and associations help students with scholarships, but I am happy to report that the caring folks at URG are not surpassed by other industries. In 2020, URG will be awarding $40,000 dollars’ worth of scholarships. You heard me right! $40,000 in 2020. Other associations that I’ve been a part of will offer much lower amounts of scholarships to the younger generation this year. Wouldn’t you like to be among those that gave a big “hand up” to our younger generation? Encourage someone to apply. Due to space allowed, I’m only listing some of the requirements below. If you have an employee who has worked at least 1 YEAR or a child of an employee who has worked AT LEAST 1 YEAR, they must submit their application by March 31st, 2020 to be considered.
Of the $40K of scholarships, $30,000 has been designated for college recipients and $10,000 for vocational and trade school recipients. A total list of the scholarship’s qualifying or disqualifying terms are available online at www.U-R-G.com. You’ll find them listed under URG Scholarship Information OR call Jennifer McPherson at 512.677.6202. OR Don Porter at 512.887.3422 with any questions. Here’s how you can help.
If you are an exhibitor or owner of a facility, think about sponsoring a hole or a flag at the Scholarship Golf Program. Facilities could write a check for $150 to sponsor a hole. Only a few flags remain for the taking and those flags are listed at $250. It will have your name on the flag. If you can’t help with a golf hole or flag than seriously consider donating something to be auctioned off at the scholarship party. I will be donating books and a $500 video to the auction this year. We LOVE auction donations and look forward to seeing what our generous people will donate.
Let’s not forget why the URG Scholarship Foundation came to be. Founded in 2014, it was created to honor individuals who have given their talent, time, and very often their own finances to ensure the growth and success of the automotive recycling industry. The foundation is dedicated to supporting automotive recyclers in their pursuit of superior service and exceptional products to the repair industry. To those of you who have already committed to help, we say, “thank you”!
Educating our children should be quite important to us because our children are the future of our country. As you probably know, the cost of education continues to rise year after year while students must continuously look for ways to pay for it. If someone doesn’t fund it for them, they must work or go into debt with a student loan. Many of them will continue this process until that coveted degree has been earned because it’s needed to start their career.
Personally, I can remember helping my wife’s nephew when he decided to continue his education after graduating with his bachelor’s degree. His parents couldn’t continue helping with his master’s degree. While he continued his quest for a master’ degree, we would send money to help.
It’s in our blood to help others within our industry. You may recall a movie that was centered around a theme of a young boy “paying it forward” for his teacher. It’s now our turn. Let’s pay it forward by helping with the URG scholarship fund and give a “hand-up” instead of a “hand-out” to those deserving our assistance.
Here’s a list of those people who are helping with Golf Flags:
- United Catalyst Corporation
- SAS Forks
- Raceway Auto Parts
- Kosiski Auto Parts
- Auto Data Direct
- Arizona Auto Parts
Our Golf Hole Sponsors are:
- BC Automotive
Hole 19 Golf Drink Cart Sponsors are:
- American Auto Salvage
- Recyclers Cross Dock
We can’t continue this practice of helping the next generation with a scholarship fund unless we dig deeper. I would be happy to add your name to this list of donors. Are you with me? I will list the names of those that helped in the next Power Source publication after the conference
You may call me on my cell number, 770.301.4122 if you have any questions. I’ll see you in St. Louis, April 16th-18th, at the next URG Training conference.
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