Celebrates Academics, Leadership and Civic Involvement for College-Bound
HOFFMAN ESTATES, Ill.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Mar. 26, 2019--
Global, Inc. (Nasdaq: CDK), a leading retail automotive technology
company, together with the National
Association of Minority Automobile Dealers(NAMAD),
announced today that the third annual Fueling Careers scholarship
program is now accepting applications. The scholarship program was
established to support talented minority high school students who are
dependents of dealership employees and who demonstrate financial need in
their pursuit of a college education.
The Fueling Careers Scholarship Program, funded by CDK Global, will
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 program.
“CDK Global has taken this unique multi-year opportunity to impact the
future of the automotive industry by supporting its dealer families
through their college-bound students,” said Tony Graham, vice president,
sales, enterprise accounts, CDK Global. “While the impact of these young
contributors is still years ahead of us, we are hopeful for the promise
they bring to our industry and the communities they serve.”
CDK Global introduced the program in 2017, with a three-year pledge that
includes $150,000 in scholarship funding. In its final year, the
initiative demonstrates the shared commitment of CDK Global and NAMAD to
help build strong leaders and a strong pipeline of minority talent for
the next generation.
“Ensuring continued talent development within the minority dealer
community is a priority for NAMAD and its strategic partners,” said
Irving Matthews, chairman, NAMAD. “The three-year scholarship commitment
from CDK is shaping the industry for dealer families and their children,
providing stability, hope and promise for the future.”
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. High school students of dealership employees 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 10, 2019. Scholarship winners
will be recognized at the NAMAD conference in Miami 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 30,000 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 percent 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, Inc.