The 2016 Washington State Auto Dealers Association (WSADA) scholarship program asks high school seniors to write a two-page essay on the theme "What does the American Dream mean to you and how do you plan to fulfill yours?"
Since the days of Henry Ford, new car and truck dealers across the state have strived for the "American Dream."
Today, Washington's franchised new car and truck dealers serve 70 communities around the state and together provide over 20,000 people with good, family-wage jobs. They reinvest and contribute millions to Washington communities through taxes and charitable contributions.
"The state's new car and truck dealers have worked hard to grow their businesses and give back so others can achieve their own American Dream," said WSADA Executive Vice President Vicki Giles Fabré.
Since 2008, the WSADA scholarship program has awarded over $64,000 to students across the state to help fulfill their educational goals. WSADA has engaged College Planning Network (CPN), a local non-profit organization, to administer the scholarship. For over 20 years, CPN has assisted Pacific Northwest students seeking higher education opportunities and has provided scholarship administration for numerous organizations.
Application deadline is April 15, 2016. Scholarship details are at wsada.org under the community contributions tab.