LAKE FOREST, Ill. – Brunswick Corp. recently awarded 26 sons and daughters of dealership owners and employees a total of $52,000 in college scholarships, according to a release this week from Brunswick.
The awards, given through the Brunswick Corp. Dealer Sons and Daughters Scholarship Program, recognize academic excellence, leadership capabilities and civic involvement during the past school year, the company said. Recipients are chosen by an independent committee of academic professionals at three Midwestern universities.
The Brunswick Dealer Sons and Daughters Scholarship Program is part of Brunswick Dealer Advantage, now in its third year. The program offers services designed to help the dealers attract more retail customers, reward employees or improve operations, with the number of programs a dealer can access based on the strength of the dealer’s partnership with Brunswick, according to the company. Opportunities for scholarships are offered to Gold and Platinum-level dealers.
“I take my hat off to Brunswick for keeping the scholarship program, despite budget cuts,” said Ed McCarthy, the owner of McCarthy Marine and Sales in Brielle, N.J., and father of scholarship winner Annie McCarthy. “It really says a lot about a company when it cares that much about their dealers to help their children pursue a college education.”
The 2009 Dealer Sons and Daughters Scholarship Program recipients are:
Nicole Apted – Boatswain’s Locker, Costa Mesa, Calif.
Theresa Benser – Skipper Bud’s, Winthrop Harbor, Ill.
Erica Bick – Clark’s Landing Marina, Point Pleasant, N..J.
Jessica L. Bunch – Lake Wylie Marina, Lake Wylie, S.C.
Catherine Coe – Albertson Marine, Southold, N.Y.
Christopher Franzwa – Franzwa’s RV Marine, Millville, N.J.
Brandon Hawks – Ozawkie Boat Co., Ozawkie, Kan.
Stacy Kelly – Shamrock Boat Sales, Carnarvon, Iowa
Megan Kush – Hipp Marine, San Diego, Calif.
Jacob Lueders – Frontier Power Sports, Fergus Falls, Minn.
Andrew Lyman – New England Ski Boat, Lawrence, Mass.
Annie McCarthy – McCarthy’s Marine Sales, Brielle, N..J.
Zachary Miller – Ocean Point Marina, East Boothbay, Maine
Randilea Nichols – Nichols Marine, McAlester, Okla.
Nikki Novak – Pierre Sports Center, Pierre, S.D.
Alexis Pollard – Elite Marine Inc., Riverside, Calif.
Justin Ratcliff – Conrad Brothers Marine, Pulaski, Va.
Carla Robbins – Rayburn’s Marine World, Kelowna, British Columbia
Zachary Robbins – Rayburn’s Marine World, Kelowna, British Columbia
Evelyn Schultz – Mid-Maine Marine & R.V., Inc., Oakland, Maine
Benjamin Sparkman – Ted’s Boatarama, Inc., Rock Island, Ill.
Jami Swenson – Swenson Bros. Marine, Chamberlain, S.D.
Theresa Valentine – Lindy’s Sales, Fairgrove, Mich.
Alexandra Whitlow – Whit’s Marine Inc., Fort Smith, Ark.
Sara Wilcox – Parker Boat Co., Orlando, Fla.
Sarah Wert – Hurst Marina, Manotick, Ontario