The three-year commitment seeks to begin bridging the gap between what dealerships need and the future of retail automotive
The Reynolds and Reynolds Company recently announced it is funding $375,000 in scholarships for Northwood University students over the next three years. Assisting students who have financial need and strong academic marks is something the company strives to do whenever it can.
“With the ever-evolving business climate of retail automotive, a vast need for high performing industry professionals is constantly present,” said David Shimek, senior vice president of corporate development for Reynolds and Reynolds. “With these scholarships, Reynolds hopes to help shorten the gap between dealerships and the employees that will make them successful.”
Students will be chosen by the University Scholarship Committee to receive these scholarships annually. The scholarship will be used for tuition, room and board, experiential learning opportunities, and to cover the cost of books and other required materials.
“Reynolds & Reynolds’ visionary support is a direct investment in helping Northwood students gain the necessary education to meet the automotive industry’s rapidly evolving needs,” stated Dr. Kristin Stehouwer, provost and academic vice president for Northwood University. “Together, we are forging a path toward innovation, education, and excellence, ensuring that the next generation of leaders in this field are well-equipped to drive positive change.”
Students enrolled in any of the following areas of focus, and who opt into the Private Scholarship Donor Program, will be eligible to be chosen as a recipient:
• Automotive Marketing and Management
• Automotive Aftermarket
• Computer Science
“Whether it’s the front or back of the dealership, having well-educated employees that can be looked to as leaders in their field, is important,” concluded Shimek. “Helping ensure students who need financial assistance to make their career dreams come true, is something we are excited to assist with.”