Big O Tires Awards $14,000 in Scholarships
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Big O Tires Awards $14,000 in Scholarships

November 06, 2007 // Franchising.com // - Big O Tires, Inc., together with the Big O Tires Scholarship Fund, has announced that 11 college students were recently awarded scholarships. Two individuals were awarded $2,500 each and nine received $1,000 each. Students receiving scholarships are attending colleges in Arizona, California, Colorado, Kentucky, New Jersey and Utah.

"The Big O Tires Scholarship Fund receives donations into the fund from Big O Tires, Inc., its franchisees and individuals employed with the company," said Susan Hendee, Big O Tires' General Counsel and Big O Tires Scholarship Fund President. "We appreciate the generosity of those who provide the funds to help finance some of the educational expenses of the scholarship recipients and we congratulate those who were awarded the scholarships."

Names of the scholarship winners, the amount awarded, hometown and their schools follows:

Student: Award: Hometown: School Attending and Location:

Cody Bradley $1,000 Mt. Pleasant, UT Universal Technical Institute – Phoenix, AZ

Jessica Curry $1,000 Clarksville, IN University of Kentucky – Lexington, KY

Brigette Grimes $1,000 Glendale, AZ Johnson and Wales Univ. – Denver, CO

Amy Grimes $1,000 Englewood, CO Arapahoe Comm. College – Littleton, CO

Rolland Hartwick $1,000 Needles, CA Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University – Prescott, AZ

Cale Jay $1,000 Yakima, WA College of the Redwoods – Eureka, CA

Meaghan Kormondy $1,000 Highlands Ranch, CO Univ. of San Diego – San Diego, CA

Kymber Roebke $2,500 Phoenix, AZ Arizona State University – Tempe, AZ

Hannah Story $1,000 Santa Rosa, CA Cornell University – Ithaca, NJ

Sarah Turner $1,000 Livermore, CA Cuesta Community College – San Luis Obisco, CA

Bryson Wandling $2,500 Ogden, UT Weber State University – Ogden, UT

Big O Tires, Inc. serves over 540 franchised stores, primarily in the Western and Midwestern states, and also distributes tires and other automotive service products to Associated Dealers in Western Canada. Since 1996, Big O Tires has operated as a subsidiary of Florida-based TBC Corporation. In September 2005, TBC Corporation and its subsidiary companies were purchased by Sumitomo Corporation of America, which is a wholly owned subsidiary of Tokyo based Sumitomo Corporation.

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