Yamaha Motor Corp., U.S.A., recently awarded 28 scholarships, totaling $72,000, to children of Yamaha dealers and their employees.
The Yamaha Motorsports Dealership Scholarship Program rewards students for excellence in academics, community involvement, leadership and writing and communication skills.
Jake Coplen, of Roseville, Calif., is a great example of this year’s class of Yamaha scholarship recipients. “Jake is a very hard worker and really tried to give back to the community, including Placer Food Bank, in which he organized a street motorcycle ride that raised $2,000,” Sean Coplen of Roseville Yamaha said of his son’s recent Yamaha scholarship.
As part of the program, a committee of educators screens all applications. Eighteen students were awarded grants of $3,000 each, while an additional 10 students received $1,800 this year.
The program has contributed $342,000 in scholarships across the country since it launched in 2006.
“This is an excellent way for our company to support our dealerships and their families,” said Bob Starr, general manager of national communications for Yamaha.
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