The New England Carwash Association has awarded five, $1,000 scholarships, including the first Thomas Rando Memorial Scholarship. Since the program's inception in 2011, NECA has awarded $22,000 in scholarships to deserving young people.
The 2019 winners are:
Tommi Bonomo, whose mother works for AutoShine of New England, will be attending Southern CT State University and studying psychology
Trevor Koppy, whose father works for Triple Play Car Wash, will be attending UMass Boston and studying biochemistry
Cally Seidel, whose mother works for National Ticket, will be attending Bloomsburg University and studying psychology
Julia Simons, whose father works for RoJo, will be attending Bridgewater State University and is considering a variety of career options
Michael Connolly, who has been working for Sandwich Car Wash while studying economics at Cape Cod Community College, is NECA’s Thomas Rando Memorial Scholarship winner. Connolly works 25 hours a week at the car wash, attends college full time, is his class president, and performs community service.
Anyone who works for a NECA member company, or is an immediate relation to someone who works for a NECA member company, may apply for a scholarship. Applications for 2020 will be available next January.