The Harvey Chan Memorial Scholarship was established in 2018 to commemorate the life of Harvey Chan and to continue his legacy. Harvey was well respected in the industry and seen by many as a leader who not only had an eye for precise detail, but truly was a life-long learner.  The scholarship has synergy with Harvey’s passion to bring education to America’s youth in the industry. This scholarship will be awarded annually for a recipient to attend technical training at the VISION Hi-Tech Training & Expo. Candidates for this scholarship must complete the application below and applications will be reviewed by a committee of family and friends. This scholarship was made possible through generous donations to share Harv’s love for great training. A 4-day Power Pass training package and ticket to the Awards Dinner/Comedy Night is awarded through this scholarship.

The Tim Cummings Memorial Scholarship was established in 2021 after Tim spent many years battling Multiple System Atrophy and passed peacefully in his sleep. In 1987 Tim began his 32-year career at Rick’s Automotive in Springfield, MO. He started as a floor-sweeper/parts-runner and worked his way up to Vice President of Operations. In 2016 Tim was named Ratchet & Wrench Magazine’s All-Star Manager of the Year. He served ASA-Midwest faithfully as President and serviced on Ozark Technical College’s Automotive Technical Advisory Committee, spending time mentoring students and working to establish annual scholarships. A more hard-working, kind, and generous person could not be found, and the recipients of this scholarship mirror many of those same qualities.

Tim’s employer, Rick Hughlett, owner of Rick’s Automotive, has not only graciously provided the opportunity for this scholarship, but is the donor of the Technicians of Tomorrow’s first perpetual scholarship, so that we can honor Tim for many years to come. 

The Anthony Williams Memorial Scholarship

was established in 2022 after Anthony Williams, Advance Auto Parts CTI Curriculum Designer and LMS Administrator, passed away unexpectedly at 37 years old. Prior to his time with Advance, Anthony founded the Automotive Institute of Science and Technology and served as the Automotive Program Director at the Career Building. Anthony was also an active part of several automotive organizations including NASTF, AMRA/MAP, TechForce and YANG. In addition to his automotive experience, he cared for his community by mentoring at-risk youth by helping them develop automotive skills as they worked to earn their high school diplomas. Anthony’s passion for the automotive industry and infectious and positive spirit will inspire those after him to continuously improve the training for students and the industry overall.

Advance Auto Parts decided that the best way to honor Anthony’s legacy and the influence he had on so many people in the automotive industry was through a continuing scholarship in his name.

The Greg Deeds Memorial Scholarship was established in 2023 after Greg passed away unexpectedly. peacefully in his sleep. Greg was a Shop Owner, Technician, Father and Grandfather who was dedicated to providing his customers with the best service possible. He was always seeking to sharpen his skillset by attending training events to stay up to date on the latest technology. In his 30 year career as a technician, He mentored many young technicians to help further their careers in the industry. Greg was always going out of his way to help the people he knew and cared for. 

ECU Hero wishes to honor Greg’s legacy and his passion for training events with a VISION 4 Day Power Pass and hotel accommodation to a qualifying individual.

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