WE HAVE GOT A PROBLEM
By Richard Dormois
Vice President, Studebaker National Foundation
Chartered as a Non Profit Public Benefit Corporation,
the Studebaker National Foundation has a problem
and, hopefully, you can help solve it while benefiting yourself,
a friend or a loved one. Primary among our three objectives
is providing educational scholarships to qualified
students seeking higher education in a field related to
automobile preservation or restoration. Note that I said,
“related to”. Each scholarship application is reviewed on
an individual basis by our liberal scholarship committee
which determines if your field is related and makes a recommendation
to the Board of Directors. A lot of weight is
placed on the letter you write to the committee.
Most of us think of someone seeking a scholarship
as being a young person entering college out of high
school. The Studebaker National Foundation scholarship
is offered to any qualified student, regardless of age or
where they are on their educational journey. For instance,
if a qualified high school senior wishes to enter an accredited
college or university in the hope of learning about
something automotive, he or she will likely qualify for a
scholarship. On the other end of the spectrum, if someone
is seeking a PhD in a related field and needs help financially,
submitting an application for a Foundation scholarship
is encouraged. It needs to be made clear here that
the scholarship is currently fifteen hundred dollars
($1,500.00) for each semester, trimester or quarter and
upon successful completion of each, the student is encouraged
to reapply. Several have, to take them through
While the student or the student’s sponsor should
be a member of the Studebaker Drivers Club, the Avanti
Owners Association International or the Antique Studebaker
Club when the scholarship is granted, the course of
study nor the college or university need be Studebaker
All this being said, WE STILL HAVE GOT A
PROBLEM. We simply are not receiving scholarship applications,
although our treasury can accommodate them. I
think one of the reasons is that the Advertising arm of the
Studebaker National Foundation is not doing an adequate
job of getting the word out. We have been in the business
of helping people get through college for fourteen years
and too few have been helped. I am reaching out to you
through this newsletter to help us turn this around.
complete the application and send it to the Studebaker
National Foundation treasurer Brian Millette, 41633 N.
Emerald Lake Dr., Anthem, Arizona 85086 without delay.
Contact him at firstname.lastname@example.org or 602-300-5313 with
A big Thank You to Larry Swanson of Sun City
West, Arizona for helping us distribute this article to you.
The Studebaker National Foundation does much
more than scholarships and I’ll tell you more about that in
the next article. Be safe.
CHUCK NAUGLE MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP
In commemoration of the second anniversary of Chuck’s passing, his daughter, Pat Naugle-Daniels has started another scholarship to help a student attending classes in an automotive related field. If you would like to help fund the scholarship, you can send a check to the Studebaker National Foundation treasurer Brian Millette, 41633 N. Emerald Lake Dr., Anthem, Arizona 85086.