Eight UNOH Students Win SEMA Scholarships

Posted on Tuesday, August 29, 2023


The University of Northwestern Ohio is proud to recognize 8 students as 2023 SEMA Memorial Scholarship recipients! 

In total, the SEMA Memorial Scholarship Fund awarded $245,000 to 104 individuals this year, including scholarships for current students and loan-forgiveness awards to employees of SEMA-member companies.

"SEMA receives a large number of scholarship applications each year, and the quality of this year's applicants was truly inspiring and impressive," said SEMA Manager of Recognition Programs Chris Standifer. "Their passion and innovative mindset were evident in their applications, and it gives us great hope that they will continue to advance the aftermarket industry and make a lasting impact."

More than $3 million has been awarded to over 1,600 deserving students since the program's establishment in 1984. The SEMA Memorial Scholarship Fund and the SEMA Loan Forgiveness Program are dedicated to fostering the next generation of automotive aftermarket industry leaders and innovators by helping them get off to a successful start in their education and automotive aftermarket careers.

Online applications for next year's awards will be accepted beginning in January 2024 at www.sema.org/scholarships.  

SEMA Scholarship Award Winners from UNOH are:

  • Colby Price (University of Northwestern Ohio, Diesel and Heavy Equipment Technician)
  • Gabe Janitch (University of Northwestern Ohio, Automotive Aftermarket)
  • Hunter Bailey (University of Northwestern Ohio, Automotive Technology/High Performance Motorsports)
  • Jack Lorenz (University of Northwestern Ohio, Diesel & Heavy Equipment Technician)
  • Lantz Riggio (University of Northwestern Ohio, Automotive Aftermarket)
  • Rachel Garrett (University of Northwestern Ohio, High Performance Technology)
  • Rylee Disterheft (University of Northwestern Ohio, High Performance Motorsports)
  • William Parker Surratt (University of Northwestern Ohio, Automotive Technology)

For the full list of winners, visit: https://www.sema.org

Congratulations to those students and good luck to the future Racers who apply!

Category: Applied Technologies

Keywords: SEMA

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Last updated: 08/29/2023