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CATA awards scholarship to Northwood student

April 21, 2017
The Chicago Automobile Trade Association has continued its 20 years-plus practice of awarding an scholastic scholarship to a student at Northwood University, in Midland, Mich. Edward Mavromatis will receive $5,000 towards his tuition.
Edward Mavromatis, a graduate of Fremd High School, in Palatine, is pursuing a bachelor’s degree in Automotive Marketing & Management and aspires to work in the automotive retail sector.
"This scholarship will help me financially at Northwood and inspire me to continually strive to be the best I can be," he said. "One of my career goals would be to work for the Jeep brand as a marketing team member, and I am very grateful to say I received such a prestigious award."
High school upperclassmen whose parents or legal guardians work at a CATA-member dealership, or dealership employees pursuing a Northwood degree, are eligible to compete for a scholastic scholarship for four years at Northwood University.
For scholarship consideration, applicants must have a high school grade point average of at least 2.5 on a 4.0 scale. Continued eligibility is subject to maintaining a 2.5 GPA at Northwood.
Mavromatis will intern this summer at Motor Werks of Barrington. The last two summers he worked at Napleton’s Arlington Heights Chrysler-Dodge-Jeep-Ram and Zeigler Maserati, in Schaumburg.
"As a graduate of Northwood, I have a special place in my heart for this scholarship," said Ray Scarpelli, principal of Ray Chevrolet in Fox Lake and vice chairman of the CATA. "A career in automotive retail can be financially and emotionally rewarding and is an often overlooked career path."