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Four Automotive Students Awarded Industry Scholarships


Four students in Pennsylvania College of Technology’s automotive technology management bachelor-degree major will receive a share of $112,000 in awards from the Specialty Equipment Market Association Memorial Scholarship Fund.

William W. Carpenter Jr., of Point Pleasant Boro, N.J.; Joshua D. Greenplate, of Red Lion; Isaac S. Hostetter, of Lebanon; and Bradley P. Miller, of York, each will receive $2,000 from the fund, which awards grants to eligible participants who are pursuing employment in the automotive specialty equipment market. Two of the scholarships carry special designation: Carpenter’s was presented as the Joseph B. Amato Award and Miller’s as the Manufacturers Rep Council Award.

Fifty-six scholarships were provided to those seeking careers in the industry, and 12 loan-forgiveness awards were presented to qualified employees of SEMA member companies. Selection criteria include academic achievement, work experience, essay content and recommendations.

Founded in 1963 and based in Diamond Bar, Calif., SEMA represents nearly 6,500 member companies in the $27.9 billion specialty automotive industry.

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