Smyth Automotive announces “Smyth Family Scholarship” to help local automotive students
Cincinnati, OH – February 3, 2014– Smyth Automotive, a Parts Plus member of the Automotive Distribution Network, is accepting applications for the 2014 Smyth Family Scholarship. Two $500 scholarships will be granted to be used toward a degree or certification in an automotive discipline.
To be eligible, you must be a high school senior or have just graduated within the past two years with the intention of going to an accredited college or technical school for an automotive-related degree or certification. Applicants must reside in Indiana, Kentucky, or Ohio to qualify.
“We want to encourage young people to explore careers in the automotive aftermarket. We’ve seen a decrease in the amount of skilled automotive technicians and parts producers over the past ten years, and this industry is projected to grow,” said CEO of Smyth Automotive Parts Plus, Jim Smyth. “My father, the company founder, always valued education and hard work. This scholarship was created to keep the values and legacy of his company alive.”
The application was made available on February 1, 2014 on Smyth Automotive’s website and Facebook page. All applications must be submitted through the mail postmarked by April 15, 2014. The recipient will be announced in May.
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About Smyth Automotive Parts Plus
Smyth Automotive is a privately held automotive aftermarket parts company, owned and operated by the Smyth family since it was founded by George Smyth 50 years ago. Since then, Smyth Automotive has grown and expanded into 20 parts stores with 8 paint centers throughout the greater Cincinnati Tri-state area, Dayton, and Columbus.
This family owned operation has over 400 employees, 250 plus vehicles, and more than 100,000 square feet of warehouse inventory. Smyth also carries a complete line of tools and equipment for the “do it yourselfer” and professional installer. Smyth Automotive is a proud member of Parts Plus. With the company’s strong emphasis on retail, Smyth Automotive has built the Parts Plus name throughout the region.