VISION Scholarships and Awards

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Robert L. O’Connor Memorial Scholarship

The Robert L. O’Connor Memorial Scholarship was established in 2011 to commemorate the life of Bob O’Connor and to continue his legacy. Having committed to leadership, training and raising the professionalism of the automotive service industry, Bob influenced thousands of shop owners and service advisors across the country. He was a long-time supporter of the VISION event and presented training at VISION on numerous occasions. This scholarship provides a VISION weekend package.

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Technical Scholarship

The Technical Scholarship must be currently employed in the independent automotive service industry or a votech/college instructor. This scholarship provides a VISION weekend package.

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Dave Decourcey NEXT GENERATION Scholarship

The industry has come together to fund a scholarship that will continue the passion and desire of one our industry’s finest leaders and advocates, Dave Decourcey.  Sadly, Dave passed away on December 26, 2016. Dave’s friends and colleagues want to support the passion and desire for learning in one of our industry’s future leaders.

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Best Website

Does your website raise the professionalism of the industry while providing valuable information about your business? VISION will recognize one attending service facility with the “Best Website” award.

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Educator of the Year

This honor will be awarded to an individual who’s commitment to their program and students sets them apart. They will have demonstrated innovative and successful teaching methods and a drive to continually adapt and move forward in their teaching field.

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Facility of the Year

Does your facility raise the professionalism of our industry? Are you involved in the community? Do you participate in association and/or industry activities? To become Service Facility of the Year, you must demonstrate these qualities plus more.

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Green Star

A Green Star Facility is environmentally sound, including recycling and safely disposing of waste products.

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Humanitarian

The VISION Humanitarian Award was established in 2012 to recognize outstanding contributions in the community.

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