AACA announces scholarship winners

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Brandon Kauffman, a student at Bloomsburg University, is among the scholarship winners | AACA photos

Each year, the Antique Automobile Club of America presents scholarship grants “to deserving students from all over the country.” This year it is making five such grants:

• Louise Bianchi Chiotti Memorial Scholarship awarded to Francis Abate, McPherson College, Kansas.

•  Susquehannock Region Automotive Technology Scholarship awarded to Alex Ramsler, McPherson College, Kansas.

•  AACA Scholarship awarded to Nathan Roth, Northwestern State University of Louisiana.

•  AACA Young People’s Award Scholarship awarded to Brandon Kauffman, Bloomsburg University, Pennsylvania.

•  John and Janet Ricketts Leadership Scholarship awarded to Tyler Gimbert, Tidewater Community College/Old Dominion, Virginia.

Francis Abate is a non-traditional student pursuing a degree in automotive restoration as a second career

Each scholarship has its own criteria for eligibility. Abate and Ramsler are studying automotive restoration at McPherson. Roth, Kauffman and Gimbert are active in various AACA activities. Kauffman is studying applied science and Gimbert mechanical engineering. Roth is a music major.

“AACA is very proud to be able to provide financial support to so many amazing students. We are excited to continue to see so many youth interested in the antique car hobby,” the club said in its announcement. “The future looks bright!”

 

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A former daily newspaper sports editor, Larry Edsall spent a dozen years as an editor at AutoWeek magazine before making the transition to writing for the web and becoming the author of more than 15 automotive books. In addition to being founding editor at ClassicCars.com, Larry has written for The New York Times and The Detroit News and was an adjunct honors professor at the Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication at Arizona State University.

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