Program celebrates academics, leadership and civic involvement for
college-bound minority students
HOFFMAN ESTATES, Ill.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Mar. 15, 2018--
Global, Inc. (Nasdaq: CDK), a leading enabler of end-to-end
automotive commerce, together with the National
Association of Minority Automobile Dealers (NAMAD), announced today
that the second annual “Fueling Careers” scholarship program is now
accepting applications. The scholarship program was established to
support ethnic minority high school students of dealership employees who
demonstrate financial need in their pursuit of a college education.
The "Fueling Careers" Scholarship Program, funded by CDK Global, will
once again award up to five $10,000 scholarships to high school seniors
entering an accredited college or university. NAMAD members will have
the opportunity to select dealership employees to participate in the
"We are passionate about our continued support of ambitious young men
and women who are committed to pursuing educational goals that will
prepare them for meaningful and productive professional careers," said
Tony Graham, chief customer experience officer, CDK Global. "NAMAD has
been an ideal partner in helping us realize this program, enhance the
lives of these students and their families, and enable them to make
significant contributions to society.”
CDK Global introduced the program in 2017 with a three-year pledge that
includes $150,000 in scholarship funding. The initiative demonstrates
the shared commitment of CDK and NAMAD to help build strong leaders and
a strong pipeline of minority talent for the next generation.
"We have a unique opportunity, and the important responsibility to help
shape the future talent for the automotive industry," said Damon Lester,
NAMAD president. "Supporting our minority dealer community has been a
critical platform for both CDK Global and NAMAD, and through this
scholarship program we are paving the way for remarkable students within
our minority dealer body to succeed."
Five outstanding students were the recipients of the inaugural “Fueling
Careers” scholarships in 2017. They are now proudly attending
universities in Alabama, Florida, Georgia and Michigan.
“With this scholarship, I am one step closer to fulfilling my dreams,”
said Travis Render Jr., 2017 ‘Fueling Careers’ scholarship winner and
business administration major at Georgia State University. “Watching my
father work hard to support our family in the car dealership business
has inspired me to maintain a high GPA, and continue my education in
hopes that one day I may be able to manage my own dealership. I am
incredibly grateful to CDK Global and NAMAD for this blessing.”
The scholarship application and award process will be managed by
International Scholarship and Tuition Services, Inc. (ISTS), and award
recipients will be selected based upon both academic merit and financial
need. Dealership managers with high school students will complete an
online application and must satisfy all eligibility requirements.
Applications and program information can be found at https://aim.applyISTS.net/CDK/.
Applications will be accepted through May 7, 2018. Scholarship winners
will be honored at the NAMAD conference in Chicago this July.
About CDK Global
With more than $2 billion in revenues, CDK
Global (NASDAQ: CDK) is a leading global provider of integrated
information technology and digital marketing solutions to the automotive
retail and adjacent industries. Focused on enabling end-to-end
automotive commerce, CDK Global provides solutions to dealers in more
than 100 countries around the world, serving approximately 28,000 retail
locations and most automotive manufacturers. CDK solutions automate and
integrate all parts of the dealership and buying process from targeted
digital advertising and marketing campaigns to the sale, financing,
insuring, parts supply, repair and maintenance of vehicles. Visit cdkglobal.com.
About The National Association of Minority Automobile Dealers
National Association of Minority Automobile Dealers' (NAMAD)
objective is to pursue the meaningful presence and participation of
minority businesses and diverse employees across all aspects of the
automotive economic sector, including:
Increasing the number of minority-owned dealerships in communities
Advocating workplace and supplier diversity in the automotive
Supporting minority engagement in the automotive retail sales and
We are committed to developing strategic relationships and advocating
for the advancement of business policies and practices that ensure
diversity and economic parity remain a priority in all aspects of the
American automotive industry.
NAMAD is a 501(c)(3) non-profit, tax-exempt organization headquartered
in the Washington, D.C. area. For information on National Association of
Minority Automobile Dealers visit namad.org.
About International Scholarship and Tuition Services, Inc. (ISTS)
Founded in 1985, International
Scholarship and Tuition Services, Inc. provides comprehensive
scholarship, grant, tuition assistance and tuition reimbursement program
management. ISTS is a 100% women-owned company, focused on offering
cutting-edge technology and sustainable solutions to corporations,
foundations, associations, unions and other scholarship-granting
organizations worldwide. For more information about ISTS, visit http://www.applyISTS.com.
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Source: CDK Global
Roxanne Pipitone, CDK Global