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Ford Announces Winners of Trading One Uniform for Another Scholarship

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Scholarship Program for Veterans

Ford and Quick Lane Tire & Auto Center announced the name of the five recipients of $10,000 scholarships as part of its new “Trading One Uniform for Another” program, which was originally announced in June of this year. Each winner is a veteran of the United States Military, and all winners were nominated by friends and family members who submitted short essays detailing their qualifications. The scholarships will be applied to the costs associated with pursuing certification in automotive maintenance and repair.


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“The ‘Trading One Uniform for Another’ program is another example of Quick Lane’s commitment to the men and women who served our country and helping to provide employment opportunities after their service,” said Frederiek Toney, president, Global Ford Customer Service Division. “We are proud to stand beside the (Disabled Veterans Association) in awarding these scholarships to our US military veterans, thanking them for their service, and congratulating them on the pursuit of a career in automotive maintenance and repair.”

The five winners of the 2016 scholarships are:

  • Casey Markvicka – Army – Burwell, Nebraska
  • Robert Jarden – Army – Nashville, Illinois
  • Jessica Johnson – Marine Corps – Kennewick, Washington
  • Marrie Sussenbach – Air Force – Greenville, Illinois
  • Walter J. Decker – Army – King, North Carolina

The “Trading One Uniform for Another” scholarships are applicable to tuition, books, and various fees associated with instruction at any American community college, university, trade school, or vocational school that offers an accredited program in automotive mechanics.


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    Graham Eubank is the President of Palmetto Ford. He started with the company in 1990 after graduating from Clemson University. Palmetto Ford is a Ford dealer serving Charleston and carries an extensive line of new cars, including the Ford Explorer, F150, Mustang, Focus and much more.