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2012 College Scholarship Recipients

St. Cloud, Minn. — November 1, 2012 — Evan Skalrupka, Emily Brown, Melanie Feddema, Kaci McCoy and Jessica Trandem were five of the 35 students nationally selected to receive a $1,000 scholarship from Auto Value to use at the trade school, college or university of their choice.

The five scholarship recipients are students who are employed or whose parents are employed by an Auto Value warehouse, parts store or certified service center.

Auto Value has awarded scholarships for the past 16 years. Since the program began, more than a quarter of a million dollars has been dedicated to helping students continue their education.

van Skalrupka is from Antigo, Wisconsin. He will be attending North Central Technical College, majoring in machining.


Emily Brown is from St. Cloud, Minnesota. She will be attending St. Cloud State University, majoring in art with an emphasis in 3-D design.


Melanie Feddema is from St. Cloud, Minnesota. She will be attending the University of Minnesota in Rochester, majoring in occupational therapy.


Kaci McCoy is from Alexandria, Minnesota. She will be attending the College of St. Benedict, majoring in ecology.



Jessica Trandem is from Fosston, Minnesota. She will be attending North Dakota State University, majoring in nursing.