Application Deadline: June 1

Available to Employees and their Children

This is a great opportunity. The Florida Auto Dismantlers & Recyclers Association (FADRA) is awarding up to three $1,000 scholarships. FADRA wants to help you achieve your goals. DON’T LET THIS OPPORTUNITY PASS. It costs nothing to apply, and applying is simple. Review the scholarship guidelines and fill out the application below. For any questions, don't hesitate to call the FADRA office at 407-614-8354.



Don't think that it can’t be you or your children. Your employer’s membership in FADRA gives you and your children this amazing opportunity. Applying is simple and free. Recipients will join us to be acknowledged at the Annual Convention Banquet.

FADRA Scholarship Guidelines and Criteria

FADRA awards up to three $1,000 scholarships to employees, their children and/or grandchildren of non-owner FADRA Member employees and Associate Members attending various colleges or night school. Children/students who demonstrate potential and interest in pursuing an undergraduate degree are eligible to apply. Scholarships are awarded per calendar year.

Eligibility Criteria

  • Candidates are required to have been approved for admission at a Qualified Community, State College or Night School.
  • The applicant must have a minimum cumulative grade point average of 2.70/4.00.
  • An official copy of the candidate’s high school transcript, or prior year’s college transcript, must accompany the application.
  • •All Candidates must submit a one-page essay expressing their reasons for choosing a desired field, why they think they should receive the scholarship, and an overview of their future aspirations.
  • •Two recommendation letters are required: one from a FADRA Member, and one personal reference. Examples include: counselor, high school teacher who is familiar with the candidate, college professor or personal acquaintance.

Note: Selection emphasis will focus on coursework while in high school or college, course distribution, activities, the one page essay, and recommendation letters, rather than standardized test scores as a predictor for success.

Application Process
Candidates will be required to submit a complete application package, which includes a completed application form, transcript, essay, and two recommendation letters. Three members of the FADRA Scholarship Committee will review the applications and choose the winners.

FADRA Scholarship Selection Committee
P.O. Box 770070
Winter Garden, FL 34777

Email: [email protected]

Scholarship Application PDF
 Printable PDF of Guidelines

Deadline Date – June 1

All application materials must be received at the FADRA Offices by June 1st. Scholarship Winners will be notified in writing in June and will be announced at the FADRA Annual Convention in July.

The Scholarship Award, a check in the amount of $1,000, will be presented to the scholarship recipient upon written certification of his/her enrollment for the fall term of the year the scholarship was granted. If the scholarship winner does not provide verification of his or her enrollment, or does not enter a community or state college in the fall, the scholarship monies will be forfeited.

Note: Previous Scholarship Winners are eligible to receive additional funding from FADRA. However, applicants must re-apply each year for Scholarship consideration.

FADRA would like to thank our Members and Corporate Partners for their generous contributions that make funding these scholarships possible!

Past FADRA Scholarship Winners


Julia Dietrich, Car-Part.com, University of Kentucky

Deleah Liles, McKee Wrecker & Salvage, Saint Johns River State College

Deleah Liles, McKee Wrecker & Salvage, Saint Johns River State College

Maura Liles, Butler's Auto Recycling, Boston College

Eddie McDonald, LKQ - Ft. Myers, Florida State University

Brandon Strickland, LKQ - Ft. Myers, Florida Gulf Coast University



Elizabeth Bochert, LQK – Melbourne, Briar Cliff University

Deleah Liles, McKee Wrecker & Salvage, St. Johns River State College

Nathan Shane, Brandon Auto Salvage, Lynn University


Natalie Davis, U-Pull-Pay, University of Central Florida
Grayson Liles, Butler’s Auto Recycling, University of Central Florida
Jose Machado, Brandon Auto Salvage, Hillsborough Community College


Natalie Davis, U-Pull-Pay, University of Central Florida


Mackenzie Boyd, Gagel's Auto Parts, Hillsborough Community College
Stephen Hardy, Recyclers' Cross Dock, Lake Sumter State College
Chelsie Silavent, LKQ Pick Your Part-Daytona, University of Central Florida


Brittany Carillo, GO Auto Recycling, Florida State College

Harlee Cavnar, Car-Part.com, University of Central Florida

Austin Tillis, LKQ-Crystal River, Valdosta State University


Franklin H. Peterson Academies of Technology, Daytona State College


Stephen Falls, Ole South Auto Salvage

Kenneth Britt, Brandon Auto Salvage

Kylor Stumbo, Recyclers’ Cross Dock

Brandon Hicks, Withlacoochee Technical School


Taylor Porter, Trademark Metals, University of Florida

Marina Matthews, Trademark Metals, University of Kansas

Shannon Shewbrooks, Trademark Metals, University of Central Florida


Jose Alarcon, Budget Auto Parts, Webber International University

Stephen Falls, Ole South Auto Salvage, Florida State University

Clifford James,

Taylor Porter, Trademark Metals, University of Florida

Berlin Waters, Pasco Auto Salvage, St. Leo University


Jose Alarcon, Budget Auto Parts, Webber International University

Taylor Ann Allman, John’s Auto Parts, Stetson University

Nicholas Hudson, Pasco Auto Salvage, University of Central Florida

Allison Rae Porter, Trademark Metals, Warner University

Chelsie Silavent, LKQ Self Service Daytona, Stetson University


Nicole Baird, Total Resource Auctions, Flagler College

Kimberly Anne Bessent, Rusty Acres Automotive, Florida State College

Karen Bessent Sheffield, Rusty Acres Automotive, Mitchell Comm. College (NC)

Janel Canty, Brandon Auto Salvage, USF

Allison Rae Porter, Trademark Metals, Warner University


Janel Canty, Brandon Auto Salvage, Hillsborough Comm. College

Nicholas Dunn, Trademark Metals, Hillsborough Comm. College

Allison Rae Porter, Trademark Metals, Warner University

Charles Riley, Insurance Auto Auctions, Pensacola Jr. College

Charles Wincek, Ocala Recycling, University of Oregon


Ian Scott Merrifield, Cocoa Auto Salvage

Melissa Sue Wincek, Ocala Recycling

Vincent Ray Oliver, Insurance Auto Auctions

Stefan Daniel Rivas, Trademark Metals

Colin Andrew Lytton, Trademark Metals


Colin Andrew Lytton, TradeMark Metals Recycling

Claire Celeste McGeachy, Rigsby’s Auto Salvage

Vincent Ray Oliver, Insurance Auto Auctions

Chase Chaffee Rivas, TradeMark Metals Recycling

Jessica Marie Smith, Budget Auto Parts-Auburndale


Claire Celeste McGeachy, Rigsby’s Auto Salvage