Auto Collision Students receive donations

March 20, 2013

Auto Collision Students
Diego Trujillo and Adrian Hargett are shown wearing the new shirts, gloves and safety glasses donated by I-CAR.

Valdosta, GA— Two automotive collision students received some much needed tools for their career just because they submitted an application for a scholarship. Adrian Hargett and Diego Trujillo applied for scholarships through the Collision Repair Education Foundation (I-CAR), and just for submitting their application they were sent work shirts, gloves, safety glasses, and dust masks.

The students completed an application for the Collision Repair Education Foundation/3M Automotive Aftermarket “Hire Our Heroes” Scholarship/Tool Grant program. This program is designed to help returning veterans find a career match for their skills. The program awards scholarships and tools needed for the auto collision industry to students enrolled in an auto collision training program that are currently serving in the military, have served in the military, or have a close family member in the military.

According to Adrian he applied for the scholarship to help financially as he completes the auto collision program at Wiregrass. He is currently serving in the Marine Reserves and has been accepted into Officer Candidate School. Both students were excited to receive the tools and will find out in April if they will be awarded a financial scholarship through I-CAR.

The Wiregrass Auto Collision Program is an approved I-CAR program and works closely with the organization to provide additional training opportunities for students and graduates already working in the field. Students interested in the program, can contact Mark Whitson at 229-333-2114. Summer Semester begins May 20 and new student applications are now being accepted. Find out more by visiting