Aug. 10, 2012. Autobell Car Wash Inc., based here, recently awarded 121 employees its 2012 academic scholarships toward the college or university of their choice, with this year’s gifts totaling $95,500. Since its inception, the Autobell Scholarship Program has awarded over $500,000 in academic funds to employees.
This year’s local recipients are:
Johnathan Broome of Banner Elk, NC, attends Appalachian State University.
Steven Custer, Boone, NC – Appalachian State University.
Benjamin Johnston, Vilas, NC – Appalachian State University.
Gabriele Romano, Boone, NC – Appalachian State University.
The Autobell Scholarship is an annual program open to current Autobell employees who are graduating high school seniors or have received a high school diploma. Along with a completed application, candidates must submit references, an acceptance letter from an accredited college or university, and an essay that discusses an educational aspect of their employment experience. The Autobell Selection Committee reviews all applications and chooses the scholarship recipients.
Autobell Car Wash is America’s third largest conveyor car wash company, with 63 locations in North and South Carolina, Virginia, and Georgia. The company was founded in 1969 in Charlotte by the late Charles Howard Sr. and remains privately held and operated by the Howard family. Autobell now employs approximately 2,000 people and projects to wash over 2.5 million cars in 2012.
The company is well known for its water conservation procedures and has received numerous recognitions from utilities, governments, and media for its environmental commitment; community and employee relations; and its scholarship and charity car wash programs. For more information, visit www.autobell.com.