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Quick Lane Announces “Trading One Uniform for Another” Scholarship Program

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Scholarship Program for Veterans

Ford’s Quick Lane Tire & Auto Center announced this month that it is starting up a new program called “Trading One Uniform for Another” that will provide scholarships for US military vets to help them earn their certifications in automotive maintenance and repair. The program is being offered as a collaboration between Quick Lane and Disabled American Veterans.

Five veterans will earn $10,000 in scholarships that can be applied toward tuition, books, and fees at any community college, university, or trade or vocational school in the country that has an accredited automotive mechanics program.

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Those five recipients will be determined through an essay contest, where people who know veterans interested in pursuing certification can nominate them by writing about why the vet they know is the most deserving. Quick Lane and DAV will select 10 finalists from the nominees, all of whom will be unveiled in November and voted upon by the public.

The five scholarship winners will then be announced early next year at the Quick Lane Bowl, which emanates from Ford Field in Detroit.

“Finding meaningful employment is an important task for many service men and women after retiring from active military duty. The ‘Trading One Uniform for Another’ program is another example of Quick Lane’s commitment to the men and women who served our country,” said Frederiek Toney, President, Global Ford Customer Service Division. “We are proud to stand beside the DAV in awarding these scholarships to our U.S. military veterans, thanking them for their service, and congratulating them on the pursuit of a career in automotive service and maintenance.”

To learn more about the program, or to submit your essay, visit

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