To recognize ABSC’s vital contribution to the automotive industry, CADA created a scholarship for students enrolled in the ABSC Bachelor of Business – Automotive Management program through Georgian College.
The CADA Scholarship is in honour of Richard C. Gauthier, who was the President and CEO of the CADA from 1996 to 2016.
Gauthier tirelessly supported the ABSC as a guest speaker and lecturer, and devoted countless hours with the students and staff. He worked with the Board and Georgian College to develop the four-year Automotive Business Degree program, as well as the re-branding of the school from the Canadian Automotive Institute to the ABSC, and in forming the Automotive Dealership Management Program.
The Richard C. Gauthier CADA Scholarship will be presented to a student enrolled in the ABSC Bachelor of Business – Automotive Management program. The recipient has had a successful co-op placement in a new car or truck dealership and must be in a position to demonstrate that prior to receiving their scholarship. They have also demonstrated academic merit (70% and above).
Students will be asked to submit an application for this award. They will need to forward a cover letter explaining how they meet the criteria, a resume, an academic transcript (copy acceptable) and a copy of their successful co-op placement evaluation completed in a new car or truck dealership. A letter of reference from their direct supervisor on the placement is also required.
The selection will be made by the ABSC Awards Office Selection Committee.
One scholarship, in the amount of $2,500, will be awarded annually.
The scholarship will be presented at the ABSC Awards Ceremony.