The Harvey Chan Memorial Scholarship was established in 2018 to commemorate the life of Harvey Chan and to continue his legacy. Harvey was well respected in the industry and seen by many as a leader who not only had an eye for precise detail, but truly was a life-long learner. The scholarship has synergy with Harvey’s passion to bring education to America’s youth in the industry. This scholarship will be awarded annually for a recipient to attend technical training at the VISION Hi-Tech Training & Expo. Candidates for this scholarship must complete the application below and applications will be reviewed by a committee of family and friends. This scholarship was made possible through generous donations to share Harv’s love for great training. A 4-day Power Pass training package and ticket to the Awards Dinner/Comedy Night is awarded through this scholarship.
The Tim Cummings Memorial Scholarship was established in 2021 after Tim spent many years battling Multiple System Atrophy and passed peacefully in his sleep. In 1987 Tim began his 32-year career at Rick's Automotive in Springfield, MO. He started as a floor-sweeper/parts-runner and worked his way up to Vice President of Operations. In 2016 Tim was named Ratchet & Wrench Magazine's All-Star Manager of the Year. He served ASA-Midwest faithfully as President and serviced on Ozark Technical College's Automotive Technical Advisory Committee, spending time mentoring students and working to establish annual scholarships. A more hard-working, kind, and generous person could not be found, and the recipients of this scholarship mirror many of those same qualities.
Tim's employer, Rick Hughlett, owner of Rick's Automotive, has not only graciously provided the opportunity for this scholarship, but is the donor of the Technicians of Tomorrow's first perpetual scholarship, so that we can honor Tim for many years to come.