CHARLOTTE – Autobell Car Wash presented 118 of its staff, including 17 from Charlotte, with scholarships toward the college or university of their choice, with the year’s gifts totaling $104,750.
Charlotte scholarship recipients and the colleges of their choice are as follows:
Davis Barnett, North Carolina State University
Owen Bielefeld, University of Central Florida
Josue Campos, Appalachian State University
Natalie Carswell, Carolinas College of Health Sciences
Benjamin Deschamps, UNC-Chapel Hill
Ellie Drescher, UNC Wilmington
McKenna Driscoll, East Carolina University
Abigail Gallup, University of South Carolina
Rocke Gonzales, UNC Charlotte
Israel Guzman, UNC Charlotte
Baudelio Hernandez, UNC Charlotte
William Jones, Central Piedmont Community College
Anthony Mendicino, Appalachian State University
Victoria Meyer, East Carolina University
Jarrett Putman, UNC Charlotte
Benjamin Shaw, Belmont Abbey College
Jackson Stipp, Liberty University
Davis also received a North Carolina Retail Merchants Association Retail Scholarship of Excellence through its Retail Consumer Alliance Foundation.
Its scholarship program is open to current staff employed with the company for a continuous 12 months. It considers each student’s academic accomplishments, extracurricular activities, civic engagement and letters from references. The application also requires an essay that explores an educational or creative aspect of their employment.
Human Resources Manager Katie Sens said reading through scholarship applications is an exciting way to learn more about teammates.
“For many attending school within our geographic footprint, we offer a flexible schedule allowing them to work while completing their education,” Sens said. “As our scholarship winners go on to impressive accomplishments after graduation, we are delighted and humbled that Autobell was able to play a role in making their dreams come true.”
Autobell Car Wash has awarded more than $1.7 million in scholarship funding to over 1,700 qualifying applicants in the Carolinas, Virginia, Georgia and Maryland since the program’s inception in 2000.