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California New Car Dealers Award 156 Scholarships to California College Students

Contact: Jenny Dudikoff
Phone: 916-441-2599

Last month, the California New Car Dealers Association (CNCDA) Scholarship Foundation awarded scholarships to 156 California college students enrolled in automotive technology programs. This year, a total of $110,739 will be distributed to these deserving students statewide.

“We’re excited to award students throughout the state with CNCDA Scholarship Foundation funds to enable them to achieve their goals in the automotive industry,” said CNCDA Scholarship Foundation Chairperson, Cheryl Bedford of Sunset Auto Center in Lompoc. “It’s important that industry efforts continue to support up and coming talent and encourage career paths that can better the industry and provide the means for long term professional growth.”

Many of the student recipients are already employed at franchised car dealerships, including dealerships located in Northern, Central and Southern California. You can find an entire list of those dealerships here.

Through its Scholarship Foundation, CNCDA continues to carry out the important mission of encouraging and supporting students interested in careers in the automotive industry. Established in 1994, the Foundation seeks to attract skilled, talented and motivated individuals – elevating the stature of the automotive industry.

Funds in the CNCDA Scholarship Foundation have been donated by Dealers, Manufacturers and friends of the industry, and since 1995, the Foundation has awarded scholarships to over 1,180 students – totaling $981,770 – preparing to enter the workforce at a California new car dealership.

Please consider making a tax deductible donation to the CNCDA Scholarship Foundation by emailing Jennifer Aragon at or call (916) 441-2599.

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