Jasmine Gingras, a three-time recipient of a NAAA Warren Young, Sr., Scholastic Foundation scholarship, has been accepted into the Peace Corps for volunteer service in southern Africa. She is the daughter of Stephanie Gingras, General Manager of Dealers Auto of the Southwest in Phoenix, AZ.
After graduating with honors from the University of Arizona, where she majored in Nutrition and minored in Chemistry, Gingras left in June for a three-month training program, followed by a two-year insertion program in the Republic of Zambia. She will be assigned to work closely with a local village to help improve the health and welfare of its impoverished population.
She plans to attend graduate school once her Peace Corps service is completed.
“Jasmine and others feel compelled to offer their services as a way of giving back both to this nation and other countries that do not have the privileges and opportunities she received,” her mother said. “NAAA’s scholarship program supports these selfless young women and men in achieving their educational goals so they can then help others who would never have that opportunity or even be allowed to have an education at any level.”
Since its creation in 2004, the Warren Young, Sr., Scholastic Foundation has raised more than $1.25 million and awards a total of $40,000 in merit scholarships annually for full-time study at an accredited institution. It was named in honor of Warren Young, Sr., a pioneer of the auto auction industry who retired after 35 years of devoted service to his profession and the NAAA.
NAAA Posted 7/17/2013