CHARLOTTE – Autobell Car Wash presented 136 of its team members in the Carolinas, Virginia, Georgia and Maryland with college scholarships totaling $169,250 for the 2019-20 year.
Recipients in Union County include:
• Indian Trail: Daniel McGinn (Appalachian State University), Paige Thompson (Mars Hill University) and Lauren Viebrock (Aveda Institute of Charlotte).
• Marshville: Abrey Austin (Central Piedmont Community College) and Thomas Austin (UNC Charlotte).
• Monroe: Avery Grise-Rosas (Central Piedmont Community College), Mark Haithcox (UNC Charlotte), McKenzie Meyer (East Carolina University), Darden Meyer (East Carolina University), Hannah Ohlson (UNC Charlotte) and Kimberly Smith (UNC Charlotte).
• Waxhaw: Justin Bloos (UNC Charlotte), Lauren Capoziello (N.C. State University), and Hunter Ross (Central Piedmont Community College).
Autobell has awarded more than $1.6 million in scholarships since its inception.
The program is open to Autobell employees with the company for 12 months.
The selection process considers each student’s academic accomplishments, extracurricular activities, civic engagement and letters from references. The application includes an essay about an educational or creative aspect of their employment.
“The Autobell Scholarship Program gives us an opportunity to encourage the pursuit of higher education for our employees while rewarding them for their hard work and dedication,” said Katie Sens, human resources manager for Autobell.