Congratulations to our 2020-2021 Scholarship Winners!
The Valley Automobile Dealers Association (VADA) and its board members are pleased to announce they will reward 27 scholarships in the amount of $1,333 to local students. The students will be recognized at the July 21 Membership Meeting. The VADA Scholarship Fund, established 2017, rewards employees, dependents of dealership employees and students enrolled in the automotive technology departments in area colleges.
The VADA Scholarship Fund was established in 2017, thanks to the success of the VADA’s annual golf tournament, known as the Jon Buquet Memorial Golf Tournament. The Association has remained dedicated to continued education for students in the Rio Grande Valley community.
Recipients of this year’s scholarships are Yolanda Gutierrez - UTRGV, Alyssa Gonzalez - UTRGV, Jordan Sustaita - Texas A&M University, Grayson Sparks - Texas A&M University, Jesus Vega - UTRGV, Vianney Abrego - UTRGV, Jocelyn Marquez - UTRGV, Antonio Martinez - Texas A&M University, Manahen Hernandez - UTRGV, Xochitl Rodriguez - South Texas College, Mikayla Zimmerer - Art Institute of San Antonio, Abigail Gomez - UTRGV, Hunter Huddleston - South Texas College, Christian Aguilar - UTRGV, Christopher Sena - South Texas College, Devian Baez - Texas Southmost College, Luz Cantu - UTRGV, Gianna Rivas - UTRGV, Aaliyah Gomez - Texas State University, Mariah Gomez - UTRGV, Julia Castillo - UTRGV, Alissa Sauceda - St. Edwards University, Samantha Rivera - UTRGV, LeeAnne Luna - Texas A&M University, Enrique Gutierrez - Texas A&M University, Ethan Mireles - UTRGV, and Ashley Pena - UTRGV.
These recipients have met and exceeded the requirements of this scholarship. The VADA is proud to award them with these scholarships and aid in their journey for higher education.
“For generations, the Texas franchise dealer industry is based on community and family,” said VADA Executive Director Lexi Buquet. “These scholarships are a way for the Valley dealers to unite and share their appreciation for so many hardworking students in the community.”