Icahn Automotive Group LLC, an aftermarket parts service and distribution company, announced the recipients of its inaugural scholarship program in September.

A total of 20 students enrolled in accredited post-secondary automotive technology programs were each awarded a $2,500 scholarship for the 2019-2020 school year.


The company, which belongs to Icahn Enterprises L.P., founded the program as a part of a multi-year commitment to technician education and promotion of the skilled trades.
Icahn Enterprises L.P. owns and operates Pep Boys, AAMCO and Precision Auto Care.

“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,” said Icahn Automotive Service CEO Brian Kaner. “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 to recipients based on academics, character and commitment to the automotive service industry while a further eight were awarded during events.
Per the press release: “Students receiving scholarships for the 2019-2020 school year are:

¦ Travis Boquet, NASCAR Technical Institute/Universal Technical Institute, Mooresville, NC

¦ Taylor Chandler, Lincoln Technical Institute, Philadelphia, PA
¦ Joseph Chin, Lincoln Technical Institute, Mahwah, NJ

¦ Jonathan Fanstill, NASCAR Technical Institute/ Universal Technical Institute, Mooresville, NC

¦ Logan Gardner, NASCAR Technical Institute/Universal Technical Institute, Mooresville, NC

¦ Isiah Gomez, Universal Technical Institute, Houston, TX

¦ Francisco Hernandez, Cypress College, Cyprus, CA

¦ Dominic Lightner, Universal Technical Institute, Orlando, FL

¦ Joseph Medina, Lincoln Technical Institute, Philadelphia, PA

¦ Timothy Moment, Lincoln Technical Institute, Philadelphia, PA

¦ Jeremy Pedersen, Lincoln Technical Institute, Union, NJ

¦ Joshua Ruby, Washtenaw Community College; Ann Arbor, MI

¦ Robert Scott, Lincoln Technical Institute, Philadelphia, PA

¦ Sebestian Tassy, Lincoln Technical Institute, Union, NJ

¦ Caleb Travis, NASCAR Technical Institute/UTI, Mooresville, NC

¦ Frank Van Althius, Lincoln Technical Institute, Mahwah, NJ

¦ Alicia Whatley, Motorcycle Mechanics Institute, Orlando, FL

¦ Zachary Wood, NASCAR Technical Institute/ Universal Technical Institute, Mooresville, NC

¦ Jeramy Yeagley, Universal Technical Institute, Avondale, AZ

¦ Waliuz Zaman, Universal Technical Institute, Irving, TX”