Chevy dealers in ND, MN kick off scholarship program

Staff reports

Four area students will receive $5,000 scholarships.

The West Dakota and Heartland Chevy Dealers of North Dakota and western Minnesota have combined forces to launch a new scholarship program for high school juniors and seniors.

The Chevy Scholar Program (www.chevyscholar.com) invites nominations for outstanding high school juniors and seniors in the market area to compete to receive four $5,000 college scholarships.

Nominations end February 20, 2011, at which time 10 scholarship finalists will be chosen. From February 24-March 9, 2011, online and text voting will take place to determine the winners. The scholarship winners will be announced March 12, 2011.

“As dealers, we are all individually involved in our communities, supporting youth sports, organizations like Rotary and Optimists and slew of other needs,” says West Dakota Chevy president Kathy Gaddie. “The Chevy Scholar program allows us to work together to provide an ongoing benefit to outstanding students across the region.”

Students can nominate themselves or be nominated by family, friends, parents, teachers or coaches. Nomination forms can be downloaded at www.chevyscholar.com or picked up from local Chevy dealers. Nominators fill out basic information including community involvement, academic achievements, extracurricular activities and volunteer work.

According to Heartland Chevy president, Brad Sather, the Chevy Scholar program will showcase the best of the area’s young people. “By engaging the public in the voting process we get to help bring attention to the outstanding young people in our communities through some grassroots PR and social networking. It’s exciting to be a part of and we are looking forward to the process.”

Nomination forms can be submitted at any Chevy dealership. At the end of the process, one nominator will win a $500 cash award through a random drawing. To learn more or to nominate a student, go to www.chevyscholar.com or visit your local Chevy dealer.