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Automotive Technology Scholarship Opportunities

Automotive Technology Scholarship Opportunities

Jim Schnaible Memorial Scholarship

Description: Scholarship established in 2021 to honor the life of Jim Schnaible and to continue his legacy of supporting automotive education. Jim was an instructor for the Automotive Technology Program at Western Dakota Tech (WDT) for 34 years. He retired in 2004.  During his tenure at WDT, Jim had 434 students graduate from the program.  While Jim’s passion was teaching, he was much more than a teacher to those students. He was often a counselor, mentor, and friend – guiding many of his students through challenging times and teaching life lessons with a joke and a smile.  The Jim Schnaible Memorial Scholarship is an annual, merit-based scholarship, that focuses on rewarding ambitious, driven, goal-oriented individuals with a desire to become an Automotive Technician. The Jim Schnaible Memorial Scholarship is funded by Weston and Tenise Chapman of Black Hills Tire.

Scholarship Value: Total Amount: $10,000

Gilbert Zastrow Memorial Scholarship

Description: Family and friends established a scholarship for Automotive Technology students in honor of Gilbert Zastrow. He served in World War II and was severely injured during his service. He recovered from his burns and after the war went to trade school where he became an Auto Mechanic. He dedicated himself to his trade, helping others until his retirement.

Scholarship Value: Total Amount: $750

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