For the past seven years, Turn5—an award-winning e-commerce retailer—has supported students all over the United States with its bi-annual college scholarship program.
As the corporate headquarters to automotive parts brands AmericanMuscle (AM), AmericanTrucks (AT), and ExtremeTerrain (XT), they have used these brands to run their year-round scholarship programs.
This year, the Philadelphia-based e-commerce business has selected Najah Straford, Jason McCarrick, and Sidney Katz, based on their original essay submissions. The winners will each receive $2500 towards their tuition fees for the upcoming semester.
The AM Scholarship asked applicants to submit an essay explaining how they plan to use their auto-focused education to incite positive change and innovation within the custom car industry.
The winning essay belongs to Najah Straford, who will receive $2500 towards her tuition at Delaware County Community College. She plans to further her education in the engineering and racing industry. Najah explained her mission:
“To become the first African American woman athlete and scholar in motorsports engineering, racing, and manufacturing of complex and sophisticated components to meet all types of specific needs in sustainability.”
The AT Scholarship focused on trade. The winning essay belongs to Jason McCarrick, a high school senior from Clarkston High in Clarkston, Michigan. Jason submitted an essay explaining how he plans to use his education to contribute to a thriving community of trade workers who are dedicated to a hands-on approach to knowledge development.
Jason has a passion for an education that “contributes to the betterment of society”. He plans to use his scholarship to pursue a career as an automotive diesel mechanic.
The XT Scholarship caters to students pursuing biology or a related degree in environmental studies. Applicants were asked to submit an essay explaining why they feel it is important to maintain access to public lands for recreational use, and how they plan to use their degree to advocate for the recreational use of public lands.
The winning essay belongs to Sidney Katz, from the University of Oregon. Sydney believes that recreation is a key aspect to motivating people to preserve our natural resources. She also spread this connection between people and nature through recreation as a career. Sydney aspires to work for the National Forest Service.
The AM, AT, and XT scholarship programs run year-round, with application deadlines in June and October. Since the inception of their first scholarship program in 2013, Turn5 has awarded $106,500 to students across the U.S. Turn5 encourages interested high school seniors or full-time university/college/tech students pursuing relevant degrees to send in their applications for the Spring 2021 semester.
About Turn5 Inc.
Turn5 is an award-winning e-commerce retailer founded in 2003, home to AmericanMuscle, ExtremeTerrain and AmericanTrucks.com. Located just outside of Philadelphia, Turn5 is focused on providing the highest level of customer service and an industry-leading shopping experience.