Thu, 09/10/2015 - 08:07
By Becca Butler

The 2014 SEMA Show Mobile App makes navigating the annual event easier than ever with features, such as exhibitor lists, seminar schedules, event listings, route generators and more.The 2015 SEMA Show includes more than 2 million sq. ft. of exhibits, features and attractions throughout the Las Vegas Convention Center complex. While your GPS may not help get you from point A to point B at the SEMA Show, there are lots of other tools available to help Showgoers navigate the Show floor:

Tool: SEMA Show Mobile App
Best for: On-site navigation

The 2015 SEMA Show mobile app offers turn-by-turn walking directions from one location to another, making it quick and easy to find an exhibitor’s booth. The app will be available free through iTunes and Android app stores later this month. It will also have features, such as exhibitor lists, seminar schedules, new products and more.

Tool: 2015 SEMA Show Directory
Best for: Pre- and post-Show reference

Found in the November issue of SEMA News, which is mailed in October, the 2015 SEMA Show Directory includes a list of exhibiting companies, their booth numbers and their product categories. Use the directory before arriving at the Show to identify exhibitors you want to meet with, and keep it as a reference after the Show in case you ever need to look someone up. Additionally, the directory includes a printed map, preview of new products, events, attractions and participants from the SEMA Battle of the Builders competition.

Tool: SEMA Show Pocket Guide
Best for: On-site reference

The SEMA Show Pocket Guide is small in size and easy to carry. It contains a list of exhibitors in alphabetical order by Show section, information on hotel shuttles, Show services, attractions, AAPEX exhibitors, special features and more. Available at information booths throughout the convention center, the SEMA Show Pocket Guide is a great reference onsite for quickly looking up a booth number, special event location, shuttle schedule and more.

Tool: Printed map
Best for: On-site navigation

Used in conjunction with the mobile app, the printed map is a 23x20.5-in. resource that helps you determine where you are in relation to everything else at the SEMA Show. On the back of the printed map is a detailed floorplan, which will have aisles and booths labeled by booth number to assist in giving you a better idea of how the halls are organized. Printed maps are contained inside the 2015 SEMA Show Directory, the SEMA Show Pocket Guide, the SEMA Show Daily, in the Media Center and at information kiosks throughout the convention center.

Tool: Online floorplan
Best for: Pre-Show planning

The online floorplan will give you more detailed information than the map and will be useful to look at prior to arriving at the Show. Because it is online, there are interactive tools that you can click on to make searching quick and easy. View the floorplan online.

The 2015 SEMA Show is taking place November 3–6, in Las Vegas. For more information or to register to attend, visit www.semashow.com.

Thu, 09/10/2015 - 07:58
By Becca Butler

 SEMA Show Vehicle
SEMA Ignited provides the public with a unique opportunity to come face-to-face with some the best cars, trucks and SUVs from the SEMA Show.
  
With hundreds of the world’s most esteemed vehicles on display for consumers to see, SEMA Ignited will provide the public with a rare opportunity to get up close and take photos with the cars, trucks and SUVs from the 2015 SEMA Show. The vehicles will be displayed within four distinct villages, making it easy for visitors to see the vehicles that may be of greatest interest to them. Village themes will focus on Hot Rod, Off-Road, Sport Compact and a General area, and each area will have its own food and entertainment.

Admission to SEMA Ignited, taking place Friday, November 6, from 3:00 p.m.–10:00 p.m., in the Gold Lot across the street from the Las Vegas Convention Center, is open to the general public. Consumers can purchase tickets, while those with SEMA Show credentials are able to attend free of charge with their Show badge. Visit www.semaignited.com for details.
Thu, 09/10/2015 - 07:58
By Becca Butler

 SEMA Show Vehicle
SEMA Ignited provides the public with a unique opportunity to come face-to-face with some the best cars, trucks and SUVs from the SEMA Show.
  
With hundreds of the world’s most esteemed vehicles on display for consumers to see, SEMA Ignited will provide the public with a rare opportunity to get up close and take photos with the cars, trucks and SUVs from the 2015 SEMA Show. The vehicles will be displayed within four distinct villages, making it easy for visitors to see the vehicles that may be of greatest interest to them. Village themes will focus on Hot Rod, Off-Road, Sport Compact and a General area, and each area will have its own food and entertainment.

Admission to SEMA Ignited, taking place Friday, November 6, from 3:00 p.m.–10:00 p.m., in the Gold Lot across the street from the Las Vegas Convention Center, is open to the general public. Consumers can purchase tickets, while those with SEMA Show credentials are able to attend free of charge with their Show badge. Visit www.semaignited.com for details.
Thu, 09/10/2015 - 07:58
By Becca Butler

 SEMA Show Vehicle
SEMA Ignited provides the public with a unique opportunity to come face-to-face with some the best cars, trucks and SUVs from the SEMA Show.
  
With hundreds of the world’s most esteemed vehicles on display for consumers to see, SEMA Ignited will provide the public with a rare opportunity to get up close and take photos with the cars, trucks and SUVs from the 2015 SEMA Show. The vehicles will be displayed within four distinct villages, making it easy for visitors to see the vehicles that may be of greatest interest to them. Village themes will focus on Hot Rod, Off-Road, Sport Compact and a General area, and each area will have its own food and entertainment.

Admission to SEMA Ignited, taking place Friday, November 6, from 3:00 p.m.–10:00 p.m., in the Gold Lot across the street from the Las Vegas Convention Center, is open to the general public. Consumers can purchase tickets, while those with SEMA Show credentials are able to attend free of charge with their Show badge. Visit www.semaignited.com for details.
Fri, 09/04/2015 - 12:38

 

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
September 4, 2015

For media inquiries contact: Della Domingo
909-978-6723
dellad@sema.org

 

Editor's Note: Images are available for this release. Please contact Monika Earle at monikae@sema.org.

2015 SEMA Memorial Scholarship and Loan Forgiveness Award Winners Announced

Diamond Bar, CA. (September 4, 2015) - The SEMA Memorial Scholarship Fund awarded $150,000 to 58 individuals this year. This includes 45 SEMA scholarships presented to current students, and 13 loan-forgiveness awards presented to employees of SEMA-member companies.

Recipients of these scholarships will be entering into the disciplines of Automotive Engineering & Technology, Automotive Aftermarket, Mechanical Engineering, Business Management, Electrical Engineering, Education, Industrial Engineering & Design, Automotive Machinist, Public Affairs/Administration, Graphic Design, Communications, and Computer & Information Sciences.

More than $2 million has been awarded to over 1,000 deserving students since the program's establishment in 1984. The SEMA Memorial Scholarship Fund and the SEMA Loan Forgiveness Program are dedicated to fostering the next generation of automotive aftermarket industry leaders and innovators by helping them get off to a successful start in their education and automotive aftermarket career.

The online application for next year's awards will be accepted November 1, 2015 through April 1, 2016 at www.sema.org/scholarships.

For questions or additional information, please contact Juliet Marshall, SEMA Education Manager, at 909/978-6655 or email julietm@SEMA.org.

2015 SEMA Memorial Scholarship Award Winners

  • Tyler Bagby, University of Central Missouri
  • Steven Baltzell, Western Technical College (Jim A. Borre Award)
  • Charles Becker III, University of Northwestern Ohio (Motorsports Parts Manufactures Council (MPMC) - Dan Borre Award)
  • Jordan Belcher, Appalachian State University
  • Matthew Bisbee, Lake Superior College (Top Student Award)
  • Courtney Bisnee, Lake Superior College
  • Skyler Brungardt, South Dakota School of Mines and Technology
  • Brenden Bungert, University of Minnesota-Duluth
  • Erik Cahill, California Polytechnic State University San Luis Obispo (Hot Rod Industry Alliance (HRIA) - John Menzler Memorial Award)
  • Cody Casale, Art Center College of Design (Phil Weiand Award)
  • Trevor Chaney, University of Northwestern Ohio
  • Brain Choe, University of Washington-Seattle Campus
  • Joel Cosby, Western Governors University
  • Elijah DeWitt, Iowa Central Community College
  • Nicholas D'Orazio, Georgia Institute of Technology (Bernie Karp Award)
  • Austin Ellis, Colorado School of Mines
  • Elizabeth Ellis, Texas A&M University
  • Almon Evans, University of Northwestern Ohio (Joe Hrudka Award)
  • Logan Farmer, University of Northwestern Ohio (Leo Kagan Award)
  • Lael Gobble, Georgia Institute of Technology (Bernie Karp Award)
  • Austin Hiebert, McPherson College (Automotive Restoration Market Organization (ARMO) - Jeff Moses Award)
  • Cynthia Jones, Tyler Junior College
  • Jeffery Kesterson, Oregon Institute of Technology (Thurston Warn Award)
  • Carl Klamn, Western Governors University (Louis L. Borick Award)
  • Daniel Konzelman, Northwest University (Manufacturer's Representative Network (MRN) Award)
  • Bryan Kuhn, Walsh University (Performance Warehouse Association (PWA) Award)
  • Anna Layer, Western Michigan University
  • Kevin Letterman, Stanford University (Louis L. Borick Award)
  • Lillian Macaruso, University of Northwestern Ohio (Leo Kagan Award)
  • Alison Queener, Kettering University
  • Garrett Rider, University of Missouri-Columbia, (Wheel & Tire Council (WTC) - Michael Kunzman Award)
  • Bobby Robertson Jr., McPherson College
  • Robert Rose, University of Northwestern Ohio (Dick Dixon Award)
  • Michael Shinkarenko, Spokane Community College (Steve Woomer Award)
  • Kaylynn Simmons, University of Northwestern Ohio (SEMA Businesswomen's Network (SBN) Award)
  • Allen-Michael Skowron, Kettering University
  • Sarah Spoto, University of Rochester
  • James Stray, School of Automotive Machinists
  • Patrick Stroupe, Art Center College of Design (Phil Weiand Award)
  • Ryan Talaga, Northwood University (Nat Danas Award)
  • Stephen Toth Jr., Ohio University (Harlan Felder Award)
  • Byron Walker, University of Northwestern Ohio
  • Travis Walters, University of Northwest Ohio
  • Thomas Wee, Rosedale Technical Institute (Joseph B. Amato, Sr. Award)
  • Christopher Zendejas, California State University Northridge (K&N Engineering Award)

2015 SEMA Loan Forgiveness Award Winners

  • Robert Baldwin, Motor State Distributing (Performance Warehouse Association (PWA) Award)
  • Benjamin Bosworth, Pratt & Miller Engineering
  • Eric Burnett, Holley Performance Products
  • Andrew Clutter, A.R.E. Accessories, LLC (Truck and Off-Road Alliance (TORA) Award)
  • Calen Cussimanio, Nissan North America
  • Collin Gentry, Meyer Distributing
  • Robert Martin, Motor State Distributing/Lane Automotive (Performance Warehouse Association (PWA) Award)
  • Gregory Masterson, Smart Inc. / Chemical Guys (Professional Restylers Organization (PRO) Award)
  • Bryan Newman, Coker Tire (Young Executives Network (YEN) Award)
  • Steven Reini, Pratt & Miller Engineering
  • Michael Robins, Ford Racing/Ford Performance
  • Jessica Smith-Tarry, Summit Racing Equipment
  • Jordan Sneathen, SEMO Classic Mustang, Inc. (Walley Parks Award)

About SEMA
SEMA, the Specialty Equipment Market Association founded in 1963, represents the $36 billion specialty automotive industry of 6,814 member-companies. It is the authoritative source for research, data, trends and market growth information for the specialty auto parts industry. The industry provides appearance, performance, comfort, convenience and technology products for passenger and recreational vehicles. For more information, contact SEMA at 1575 S. Valley Vista Dr., Diamond Bar, CA 91765, tel: 909-610-2030, or visit www.sema.org.

# # #

Fri, 09/04/2015 - 12:38

 

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
September 4, 2015

For media inquiries contact: Della Domingo
909-978-6723
dellad@sema.org

 

Editor's Note: Images are available for this release. Please contact Monika Earle at monikae@sema.org.

2015 SEMA Memorial Scholarship and Loan Forgiveness Award Winners Announced

Diamond Bar, CA. (September 4, 2015) - The SEMA Memorial Scholarship Fund awarded $150,000 to 58 individuals this year. This includes 45 SEMA scholarships presented to current students, and 13 loan-forgiveness awards presented to employees of SEMA-member companies.

Recipients of these scholarships will be entering into the disciplines of Automotive Engineering & Technology, Automotive Aftermarket, Mechanical Engineering, Business Management, Electrical Engineering, Education, Industrial Engineering & Design, Automotive Machinist, Public Affairs/Administration, Graphic Design, Communications, and Computer & Information Sciences.

More than $2 million has been awarded to over 1,000 deserving students since the program's establishment in 1984. The SEMA Memorial Scholarship Fund and the SEMA Loan Forgiveness Program are dedicated to fostering the next generation of automotive aftermarket industry leaders and innovators by helping them get off to a successful start in their education and automotive aftermarket career.

The online application for next year's awards will be accepted November 1, 2015 through April 1, 2016 at www.sema.org/scholarships.

For questions or additional information, please contact Juliet Marshall, SEMA Education Manager, at 909/978-6655 or email julietm@SEMA.org.

2015 SEMA Memorial Scholarship Award Winners

  • Tyler Bagby, University of Central Missouri
  • Steven Baltzell, Western Technical College (Jim A. Borre Award)
  • Charles Becker III, University of Northwestern Ohio (Motorsports Parts Manufactures Council (MPMC) - Dan Borre Award)
  • Jordan Belcher, Appalachian State University
  • Matthew Bisbee, Lake Superior College (Top Student Award)
  • Courtney Bisnee, Lake Superior College
  • Skyler Brungardt, South Dakota School of Mines and Technology
  • Brenden Bungert, University of Minnesota-Duluth
  • Erik Cahill, California Polytechnic State University San Luis Obispo (Hot Rod Industry Alliance (HRIA) - John Menzler Memorial Award)
  • Cody Casale, Art Center College of Design (Phil Weiand Award)
  • Trevor Chaney, University of Northwestern Ohio
  • Brain Choe, University of Washington-Seattle Campus
  • Joel Cosby, Western Governors University
  • Elijah DeWitt, Iowa Central Community College
  • Nicholas D'Orazio, Georgia Institute of Technology (Bernie Karp Award)
  • Austin Ellis, Colorado School of Mines
  • Elizabeth Ellis, Texas A&M University
  • Almon Evans, University of Northwestern Ohio (Joe Hrudka Award)
  • Logan Farmer, University of Northwestern Ohio (Leo Kagan Award)
  • Lael Gobble, Georgia Institute of Technology (Bernie Karp Award)
  • Austin Hiebert, McPherson College (Automotive Restoration Market Organization (ARMO) - Jeff Moses Award)
  • Cynthia Jones, Tyler Junior College
  • Jeffery Kesterson, Oregon Institute of Technology (Thurston Warn Award)
  • Carl Klamn, Western Governors University (Louis L. Borick Award)
  • Daniel Konzelman, Northwest University (Manufacturer's Representative Network (MRN) Award)
  • Bryan Kuhn, Walsh University (Performance Warehouse Association (PWA) Award)
  • Anna Layer, Western Michigan University
  • Kevin Letterman, Stanford University (Louis L. Borick Award)
  • Lillian Macaruso, University of Northwestern Ohio (Leo Kagan Award)
  • Alison Queener, Kettering University
  • Garrett Rider, University of Missouri-Columbia, (Wheel & Tire Council (WTC) - Michael Kunzman Award)
  • Bobby Robertson Jr., McPherson College
  • Robert Rose, University of Northwestern Ohio (Dick Dixon Award)
  • Michael Shinkarenko, Spokane Community College (Steve Woomer Award)
  • Kaylynn Simmons, University of Northwestern Ohio (SEMA Businesswomen's Network (SBN) Award)
  • Allen-Michael Skowron, Kettering University
  • Sarah Spoto, University of Rochester
  • James Stray, School of Automotive Machinists
  • Patrick Stroupe, Art Center College of Design (Phil Weiand Award)
  • Ryan Talaga, Northwood University (Nat Danas Award)
  • Stephen Toth Jr., Ohio University (Harlan Felder Award)
  • Byron Walker, University of Northwestern Ohio
  • Travis Walters, University of Northwest Ohio
  • Thomas Wee, Rosedale Technical Institute (Joseph B. Amato, Sr. Award)
  • Christopher Zendejas, California State University Northridge (K&N Engineering Award)

2015 SEMA Loan Forgiveness Award Winners

  • Robert Baldwin, Motor State Distributing (Performance Warehouse Association (PWA) Award)
  • Benjamin Bosworth, Pratt & Miller Engineering
  • Eric Burnett, Holley Performance Products
  • Andrew Clutter, A.R.E. Accessories, LLC (Truck and Off-Road Alliance (TORA) Award)
  • Calen Cussimanio, Nissan North America
  • Collin Gentry, Meyer Distributing
  • Robert Martin, Motor State Distributing/Lane Automotive (Performance Warehouse Association (PWA) Award)
  • Gregory Masterson, Smart Inc. / Chemical Guys (Professional Restylers Organization (PRO) Award)
  • Bryan Newman, Coker Tire (Young Executives Network (YEN) Award)
  • Steven Reini, Pratt & Miller Engineering
  • Michael Robins, Ford Racing/Ford Performance
  • Jessica Smith-Tarry, Summit Racing Equipment
  • Jordan Sneathen, SEMO Classic Mustang, Inc. (Walley Parks Award)

About SEMA
SEMA, the Specialty Equipment Market Association founded in 1963, represents the $36 billion specialty automotive industry of 6,814 member-companies. It is the authoritative source for research, data, trends and market growth information for the specialty auto parts industry. The industry provides appearance, performance, comfort, convenience and technology products for passenger and recreational vehicles. For more information, contact SEMA at 1575 S. Valley Vista Dr., Diamond Bar, CA 91765, tel: 909-610-2030, or visit www.sema.org.

# # #

Fri, 09/04/2015 - 12:38

 

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
September 4, 2015

For media inquiries contact: Della Domingo
909-978-6723
dellad@sema.org

 

Editor's Note: Images are available for this release. Please contact Monika Earle at monikae@sema.org.

2015 SEMA Memorial Scholarship and Loan Forgiveness Award Winners Announced

Diamond Bar, CA. (September 4, 2015) - The SEMA Memorial Scholarship Fund awarded $150,000 to 58 individuals this year. This includes 45 SEMA scholarships presented to current students, and 13 loan-forgiveness awards presented to employees of SEMA-member companies.

Recipients of these scholarships will be entering into the disciplines of Automotive Engineering & Technology, Automotive Aftermarket, Mechanical Engineering, Business Management, Electrical Engineering, Education, Industrial Engineering & Design, Automotive Machinist, Public Affairs/Administration, Graphic Design, Communications, and Computer & Information Sciences.

More than $2 million has been awarded to over 1,000 deserving students since the program's establishment in 1984. The SEMA Memorial Scholarship Fund and the SEMA Loan Forgiveness Program are dedicated to fostering the next generation of automotive aftermarket industry leaders and innovators by helping them get off to a successful start in their education and automotive aftermarket career.

The online application for next year's awards will be accepted November 1, 2015 through April 1, 2016 at www.sema.org/scholarships.

For questions or additional information, please contact Juliet Marshall, SEMA Education Manager, at 909/978-6655 or email julietm@SEMA.org.

2015 SEMA Memorial Scholarship Award Winners

  • Tyler Bagby, University of Central Missouri
  • Steven Baltzell, Western Technical College (Jim A. Borre Award)
  • Charles Becker III, University of Northwestern Ohio (Motorsports Parts Manufactures Council (MPMC) - Dan Borre Award)
  • Jordan Belcher, Appalachian State University
  • Matthew Bisbee, Lake Superior College (Top Student Award)
  • Courtney Bisnee, Lake Superior College
  • Skyler Brungardt, South Dakota School of Mines and Technology
  • Brenden Bungert, University of Minnesota-Duluth
  • Erik Cahill, California Polytechnic State University San Luis Obispo (Hot Rod Industry Alliance (HRIA) - John Menzler Memorial Award)
  • Cody Casale, Art Center College of Design (Phil Weiand Award)
  • Trevor Chaney, University of Northwestern Ohio
  • Brain Choe, University of Washington-Seattle Campus
  • Joel Cosby, Western Governors University
  • Elijah DeWitt, Iowa Central Community College
  • Nicholas D'Orazio, Georgia Institute of Technology (Bernie Karp Award)
  • Austin Ellis, Colorado School of Mines
  • Elizabeth Ellis, Texas A&M University
  • Almon Evans, University of Northwestern Ohio (Joe Hrudka Award)
  • Logan Farmer, University of Northwestern Ohio (Leo Kagan Award)
  • Lael Gobble, Georgia Institute of Technology (Bernie Karp Award)
  • Austin Hiebert, McPherson College (Automotive Restoration Market Organization (ARMO) - Jeff Moses Award)
  • Cynthia Jones, Tyler Junior College
  • Jeffery Kesterson, Oregon Institute of Technology (Thurston Warn Award)
  • Carl Klamn, Western Governors University (Louis L. Borick Award)
  • Daniel Konzelman, Northwest University (Manufacturer's Representative Network (MRN) Award)
  • Bryan Kuhn, Walsh University (Performance Warehouse Association (PWA) Award)
  • Anna Layer, Western Michigan University
  • Kevin Letterman, Stanford University (Louis L. Borick Award)
  • Lillian Macaruso, University of Northwestern Ohio (Leo Kagan Award)
  • Alison Queener, Kettering University
  • Garrett Rider, University of Missouri-Columbia, (Wheel & Tire Council (WTC) - Michael Kunzman Award)
  • Bobby Robertson Jr., McPherson College
  • Robert Rose, University of Northwestern Ohio (Dick Dixon Award)
  • Michael Shinkarenko, Spokane Community College (Steve Woomer Award)
  • Kaylynn Simmons, University of Northwestern Ohio (SEMA Businesswomen's Network (SBN) Award)
  • Allen-Michael Skowron, Kettering University
  • Sarah Spoto, University of Rochester
  • James Stray, School of Automotive Machinists
  • Patrick Stroupe, Art Center College of Design (Phil Weiand Award)
  • Ryan Talaga, Northwood University (Nat Danas Award)
  • Stephen Toth Jr., Ohio University (Harlan Felder Award)
  • Byron Walker, University of Northwestern Ohio
  • Travis Walters, University of Northwest Ohio
  • Thomas Wee, Rosedale Technical Institute (Joseph B. Amato, Sr. Award)
  • Christopher Zendejas, California State University Northridge (K&N Engineering Award)

2015 SEMA Loan Forgiveness Award Winners

  • Robert Baldwin, Motor State Distributing (Performance Warehouse Association (PWA) Award)
  • Benjamin Bosworth, Pratt & Miller Engineering
  • Eric Burnett, Holley Performance Products
  • Andrew Clutter, A.R.E. Accessories, LLC (Truck and Off-Road Alliance (TORA) Award)
  • Calen Cussimanio, Nissan North America
  • Collin Gentry, Meyer Distributing
  • Robert Martin, Motor State Distributing/Lane Automotive (Performance Warehouse Association (PWA) Award)
  • Gregory Masterson, Smart Inc. / Chemical Guys (Professional Restylers Organization (PRO) Award)
  • Bryan Newman, Coker Tire (Young Executives Network (YEN) Award)
  • Steven Reini, Pratt & Miller Engineering
  • Michael Robins, Ford Racing/Ford Performance
  • Jessica Smith-Tarry, Summit Racing Equipment
  • Jordan Sneathen, SEMO Classic Mustang, Inc. (Walley Parks Award)

About SEMA
SEMA, the Specialty Equipment Market Association founded in 1963, represents the $36 billion specialty automotive industry of 6,814 member-companies. It is the authoritative source for research, data, trends and market growth information for the specialty auto parts industry. The industry provides appearance, performance, comfort, convenience and technology products for passenger and recreational vehicles. For more information, contact SEMA at 1575 S. Valley Vista Dr., Diamond Bar, CA 91765, tel: 909-610-2030, or visit www.sema.org.

# # #

Fri, 09/04/2015 - 12:38

 

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
September 4, 2015

For media inquiries contact: Della Domingo
909-978-6723
dellad@sema.org

 

Editor's Note: Images are available for this release. Please contact Monika Earle at monikae@sema.org.

2015 SEMA Memorial Scholarship and Loan Forgiveness Award Winners Announced

Diamond Bar, CA. (September 4, 2015) - The SEMA Memorial Scholarship Fund awarded $150,000 to 58 individuals this year. This includes 45 SEMA scholarships presented to current students, and 13 loan-forgiveness awards presented to employees of SEMA-member companies.

Recipients of these scholarships will be entering into the disciplines of Automotive Engineering & Technology, Automotive Aftermarket, Mechanical Engineering, Business Management, Electrical Engineering, Education, Industrial Engineering & Design, Automotive Machinist, Public Affairs/Administration, Graphic Design, Communications, and Computer & Information Sciences.

More than $2 million has been awarded to over 1,000 deserving students since the program's establishment in 1984. The SEMA Memorial Scholarship Fund and the SEMA Loan Forgiveness Program are dedicated to fostering the next generation of automotive aftermarket industry leaders and innovators by helping them get off to a successful start in their education and automotive aftermarket career.

The online application for next year's awards will be accepted November 1, 2015 through April 1, 2016 at www.sema.org/scholarships.

For questions or additional information, please contact Juliet Marshall, SEMA Education Manager, at 909/978-6655 or email julietm@SEMA.org.

2015 SEMA Memorial Scholarship Award Winners

  • Tyler Bagby, University of Central Missouri
  • Steven Baltzell, Western Technical College (Jim A. Borre Award)
  • Charles Becker III, University of Northwestern Ohio (Motorsports Parts Manufactures Council (MPMC) - Dan Borre Award)
  • Jordan Belcher, Appalachian State University
  • Matthew Bisbee, Lake Superior College (Top Student Award)
  • Courtney Bisnee, Lake Superior College
  • Skyler Brungardt, South Dakota School of Mines and Technology
  • Brenden Bungert, University of Minnesota-Duluth
  • Erik Cahill, California Polytechnic State University San Luis Obispo (Hot Rod Industry Alliance (HRIA) - John Menzler Memorial Award)
  • Cody Casale, Art Center College of Design (Phil Weiand Award)
  • Trevor Chaney, University of Northwestern Ohio
  • Brain Choe, University of Washington-Seattle Campus
  • Joel Cosby, Western Governors University
  • Elijah DeWitt, Iowa Central Community College
  • Nicholas D'Orazio, Georgia Institute of Technology (Bernie Karp Award)
  • Austin Ellis, Colorado School of Mines
  • Elizabeth Ellis, Texas A&M University
  • Almon Evans, University of Northwestern Ohio (Joe Hrudka Award)
  • Logan Farmer, University of Northwestern Ohio (Leo Kagan Award)
  • Lael Gobble, Georgia Institute of Technology (Bernie Karp Award)
  • Austin Hiebert, McPherson College (Automotive Restoration Market Organization (ARMO) - Jeff Moses Award)
  • Cynthia Jones, Tyler Junior College
  • Jeffery Kesterson, Oregon Institute of Technology (Thurston Warn Award)
  • Carl Klamn, Western Governors University (Louis L. Borick Award)
  • Daniel Konzelman, Northwest University (Manufacturer's Representative Network (MRN) Award)
  • Bryan Kuhn, Walsh University (Performance Warehouse Association (PWA) Award)
  • Anna Layer, Western Michigan University
  • Kevin Letterman, Stanford University (Louis L. Borick Award)
  • Lillian Macaruso, University of Northwestern Ohio (Leo Kagan Award)
  • Alison Queener, Kettering University
  • Garrett Rider, University of Missouri-Columbia, (Wheel & Tire Council (WTC) - Michael Kunzman Award)
  • Bobby Robertson Jr., McPherson College
  • Robert Rose, University of Northwestern Ohio (Dick Dixon Award)
  • Michael Shinkarenko, Spokane Community College (Steve Woomer Award)
  • Kaylynn Simmons, University of Northwestern Ohio (SEMA Businesswomen's Network (SBN) Award)
  • Allen-Michael Skowron, Kettering University
  • Sarah Spoto, University of Rochester
  • James Stray, School of Automotive Machinists
  • Patrick Stroupe, Art Center College of Design (Phil Weiand Award)
  • Ryan Talaga, Northwood University (Nat Danas Award)
  • Stephen Toth Jr., Ohio University (Harlan Felder Award)
  • Byron Walker, University of Northwestern Ohio
  • Travis Walters, University of Northwest Ohio
  • Thomas Wee, Rosedale Technical Institute (Joseph B. Amato, Sr. Award)
  • Christopher Zendejas, California State University Northridge (K&N Engineering Award)

2015 SEMA Loan Forgiveness Award Winners

  • Robert Baldwin, Motor State Distributing (Performance Warehouse Association (PWA) Award)
  • Benjamin Bosworth, Pratt & Miller Engineering
  • Eric Burnett, Holley Performance Products
  • Andrew Clutter, A.R.E. Accessories, LLC (Truck and Off-Road Alliance (TORA) Award)
  • Calen Cussimanio, Nissan North America
  • Collin Gentry, Meyer Distributing
  • Robert Martin, Motor State Distributing/Lane Automotive (Performance Warehouse Association (PWA) Award)
  • Gregory Masterson, Smart Inc. / Chemical Guys (Professional Restylers Organization (PRO) Award)
  • Bryan Newman, Coker Tire (Young Executives Network (YEN) Award)
  • Steven Reini, Pratt & Miller Engineering
  • Michael Robins, Ford Racing/Ford Performance
  • Jessica Smith-Tarry, Summit Racing Equipment
  • Jordan Sneathen, SEMO Classic Mustang, Inc. (Walley Parks Award)

About SEMA
SEMA, the Specialty Equipment Market Association founded in 1963, represents the $36 billion specialty automotive industry of 6,814 member-companies. It is the authoritative source for research, data, trends and market growth information for the specialty auto parts industry. The industry provides appearance, performance, comfort, convenience and technology products for passenger and recreational vehicles. For more information, contact SEMA at 1575 S. Valley Vista Dr., Diamond Bar, CA 91765, tel: 909-610-2030, or visit www.sema.org.

# # #

Fri, 09/04/2015 - 12:38

 

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
September 4, 2015

For media inquiries contact: Della Domingo
909-978-6723
dellad@sema.org

 

Editor's Note: Images are available for this release. Please contact Monika Earle at monikae@sema.org.

2015 SEMA Memorial Scholarship and Loan Forgiveness Award Winners Announced

Diamond Bar, CA. (September 4, 2015) - The SEMA Memorial Scholarship Fund awarded $150,000 to 58 individuals this year. This includes 45 SEMA scholarships presented to current students, and 13 loan-forgiveness awards presented to employees of SEMA-member companies.

Recipients of these scholarships will be entering into the disciplines of Automotive Engineering & Technology, Automotive Aftermarket, Mechanical Engineering, Business Management, Electrical Engineering, Education, Industrial Engineering & Design, Automotive Machinist, Public Affairs/Administration, Graphic Design, Communications, and Computer & Information Sciences.

More than $2 million has been awarded to over 1,000 deserving students since the program's establishment in 1984. The SEMA Memorial Scholarship Fund and the SEMA Loan Forgiveness Program are dedicated to fostering the next generation of automotive aftermarket industry leaders and innovators by helping them get off to a successful start in their education and automotive aftermarket career.

The online application for next year's awards will be accepted November 1, 2015 through April 1, 2016 at www.sema.org/scholarships.

For questions or additional information, please contact Juliet Marshall, SEMA Education Manager, at 909/978-6655 or email julietm@SEMA.org.

2015 SEMA Memorial Scholarship Award Winners

  • Tyler Bagby, University of Central Missouri
  • Steven Baltzell, Western Technical College (Jim A. Borre Award)
  • Charles Becker III, University of Northwestern Ohio (Motorsports Parts Manufactures Council (MPMC) - Dan Borre Award)
  • Jordan Belcher, Appalachian State University
  • Matthew Bisbee, Lake Superior College (Top Student Award)
  • Courtney Bisnee, Lake Superior College
  • Skyler Brungardt, South Dakota School of Mines and Technology
  • Brenden Bungert, University of Minnesota-Duluth
  • Erik Cahill, California Polytechnic State University San Luis Obispo (Hot Rod Industry Alliance (HRIA) - John Menzler Memorial Award)
  • Cody Casale, Art Center College of Design (Phil Weiand Award)
  • Trevor Chaney, University of Northwestern Ohio
  • Brain Choe, University of Washington-Seattle Campus
  • Joel Cosby, Western Governors University
  • Elijah DeWitt, Iowa Central Community College
  • Nicholas D'Orazio, Georgia Institute of Technology (Bernie Karp Award)
  • Austin Ellis, Colorado School of Mines
  • Elizabeth Ellis, Texas A&M University
  • Almon Evans, University of Northwestern Ohio (Joe Hrudka Award)
  • Logan Farmer, University of Northwestern Ohio (Leo Kagan Award)
  • Lael Gobble, Georgia Institute of Technology (Bernie Karp Award)
  • Austin Hiebert, McPherson College (Automotive Restoration Market Organization (ARMO) - Jeff Moses Award)
  • Cynthia Jones, Tyler Junior College
  • Jeffery Kesterson, Oregon Institute of Technology (Thurston Warn Award)
  • Carl Klamn, Western Governors University (Louis L. Borick Award)
  • Daniel Konzelman, Northwest University (Manufacturer's Representative Network (MRN) Award)
  • Bryan Kuhn, Walsh University (Performance Warehouse Association (PWA) Award)
  • Anna Layer, Western Michigan University
  • Kevin Letterman, Stanford University (Louis L. Borick Award)
  • Lillian Macaruso, University of Northwestern Ohio (Leo Kagan Award)
  • Alison Queener, Kettering University
  • Garrett Rider, University of Missouri-Columbia, (Wheel & Tire Council (WTC) - Michael Kunzman Award)
  • Bobby Robertson Jr., McPherson College
  • Robert Rose, University of Northwestern Ohio (Dick Dixon Award)
  • Michael Shinkarenko, Spokane Community College (Steve Woomer Award)
  • Kaylynn Simmons, University of Northwestern Ohio (SEMA Businesswomen's Network (SBN) Award)
  • Allen-Michael Skowron, Kettering University
  • Sarah Spoto, University of Rochester
  • James Stray, School of Automotive Machinists
  • Patrick Stroupe, Art Center College of Design (Phil Weiand Award)
  • Ryan Talaga, Northwood University (Nat Danas Award)
  • Stephen Toth Jr., Ohio University (Harlan Felder Award)
  • Byron Walker, University of Northwestern Ohio
  • Travis Walters, University of Northwest Ohio
  • Thomas Wee, Rosedale Technical Institute (Joseph B. Amato, Sr. Award)
  • Christopher Zendejas, California State University Northridge (K&N Engineering Award)

2015 SEMA Loan Forgiveness Award Winners

  • Robert Baldwin, Motor State Distributing (Performance Warehouse Association (PWA) Award)
  • Benjamin Bosworth, Pratt & Miller Engineering
  • Eric Burnett, Holley Performance Products
  • Andrew Clutter, A.R.E. Accessories, LLC (Truck and Off-Road Alliance (TORA) Award)
  • Calen Cussimanio, Nissan North America
  • Collin Gentry, Meyer Distributing
  • Robert Martin, Motor State Distributing/Lane Automotive (Performance Warehouse Association (PWA) Award)
  • Gregory Masterson, Smart Inc. / Chemical Guys (Professional Restylers Organization (PRO) Award)
  • Bryan Newman, Coker Tire (Young Executives Network (YEN) Award)
  • Steven Reini, Pratt & Miller Engineering
  • Michael Robins, Ford Racing/Ford Performance
  • Jessica Smith-Tarry, Summit Racing Equipment
  • Jordan Sneathen, SEMO Classic Mustang, Inc. (Walley Parks Award)

About SEMA
SEMA, the Specialty Equipment Market Association founded in 1963, represents the $36 billion specialty automotive industry of 6,814 member-companies. It is the authoritative source for research, data, trends and market growth information for the specialty auto parts industry. The industry provides appearance, performance, comfort, convenience and technology products for passenger and recreational vehicles. For more information, contact SEMA at 1575 S. Valley Vista Dr., Diamond Bar, CA 91765, tel: 909-610-2030, or visit www.sema.org.

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