UACCM Welcomes New Scholarship for Auto Tech Students

Paul Cook of Parker Automotive Group and UACCM student Rufus Phillips

The Parker Automotive Group, which operates car dealerships in Little Rock, is offering a scholarship to UACCM Automotive Service Technology students. The Parker Cadillac Automotive Scholarship, housed within the UACCM Foundation, provides an internship and covers all tuition and fees. Rufus Phillips of Little Rock is the scholarship’s first recipient.  

The scholarship will be awarded to one student pursing an Associate of Applied Science degree. Qualifying recipients must have completed 30 credit hours and have a 3.0 cumulative GPA. A student may be a full or part time student to qualify. 

The Parker Cadillac Scholarship is dynamic financial support that values field experience. Students first gain a summer internship at Parker Cadillac’s service department, where they apply their classwork and work alongside current professionals in the field. Once the internship is completed, Parker Cadillac covers the student’s full tuition costs and all mandatory and program-specific fees beginning the following fall. The scholarship may be renewed until the student’s graduation. 

“UACCM is excited about this internship and scholarship opportunity for our Automotive Service Technology program students,” said Howard West, one of program’s instructors. 

“This internship has the potential to add funding, via individually-based performance scholarships, for students who are completing an Associate of Applied Science degree at UACCM. Another consideration of great significance is a student will work in an OEM auto service department in the field, learning how to work through problems with other professionals.”

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