Quick Lane Launches "Trading One Uniform For Another" Scholarship Program for Veterans
Quick Lane Tire & Auto Center announced today the launch of “Trading One Uniform For Another”, a nationwide program developed in collaboration with Disabled American Veterans (DAV) that will award scholarships to U.S. military veterans towards a certification in automotive maintenance and repair.
To help veterans acquire the skills they need to become automotive technicians, Quick Lane will award scholarships in the amount of $10,000 each to five veterans. These funds can be used to pay for tuition, books and fees at any community college, university, trade or vocational school in the U.S. with an accredited program in automotive mechanics.
Beginning today, June 1, 2016, everyone is invited to nominate veterans for these scholarships by going to QLtradingone.com and writing a short essay on why their nominee is a deserving recipient. Quick Lane is teaming up with DAV, the longest-running veterans’ advocacy and assistance group in the United States to select 10 finalists from all qualified nominees.
This November, which is Military Appreciation Month, Quick Lane and DAV will unveil the finalists at QLtradingone.com and invite everyone to vote for a finalist to receive a scholarship. Quick Lane and DAV will announce the five scholarship recipients at this year’s Quick Lane Bowl at Ford Field in Detroit.
“Finding meaningful employment is an important task for many service men and women after retiring from active military duty. The ‘Trading One Uniform For Another’ program is another example of Quick Lane’s commitment to the men and women who served our country,” said Frederiek Toney, President, Global Ford Customer Service Division. “We are proud to stand beside the DAV in awarding these scholarships to our U.S. military veterans, thanking them for their service, and congratulating them on the pursuit of a career in automotive service and maintenance.”
This article originally appeared on automotiveworld