Cypress College Auto Students Dominate CNCDA Scholarship Awards

Photograph of a Cypress College automotive technology student
Alejandro Garcia Rodriguez was the recipient of the Richard Welch Scholarship Award, the California New Car Dealers Association’s top scholarship. Rodriguez (center) is pictured with his faculty, Michael Klyde (right) and Russ Bacarella (left). Photograph courtesy of Brian Maas, CNCDA President.

Cypress College students dominated the award process for scholarships recently presented by the California New Car Dealers Association Scholarship Foundation. Forty four Cypress College students received $30,300 in scholarships from the CNCDA, roughly half of the total funds. An amazing 56% of CNCDA scholarships in Orange County and 42% of their awards across the entire state were presented to Cypress College Automotive Technology students.

Student Alejandro Garcia Rodriguez was selected as the Peter Welch Scholarship winner, a honor for the student the selection committee thought was the best overall applicant.

The industry group made the selections earlier this month:

For the 2014-2015 school year, the California New Car Dealers Scholarship Foundation has awarded scholarships to 106 California students enrolled in post-secondary automotive technology or automotive management programs totaling $73,641. Since 1995, the Scholarship Foundation has awarded a total of $620,491 in scholarships.