In its second year, through its Family Scholarship Program, the Zeigler Auto Group is awarding a total of $100,000 to its chosen recipients.
The scholarship program is open to Zeigler employees, including their employees’ family members. The $100,000 will be divided into nine recipients who will be receiving $10,000 each, and two siblings will share the remaining $10,000.
The 11 recipients, who were selected by the scholarship committee based on academic and personal accomplishments, extracurricular activities and financial need are Catherine Austin, 20, University of Wisconsin-Platteville: Agribusiness & Accounting (Jeff Austin, Mercedes-Benz of Hoffman Estates), Denver Borst, 18, Lakeshore High School, Grand Valley State University: Business (Steve Borst, Zeigler Plainwell Ford), Zachary Cardis, 18, Lowell High School, Davenport University: Business, Marketing, Sales (Jason Cardis, Zeigler Ford of Lowell), Kelli Jordan, 19, Lincoln-Way East High School, Juliet Junior College: Psychology (Tom Jordan – BMW Orland Park), Kevin Jordan, 17, Lincoln-Way East High School, Ohio State University: Business Administration (Tom Jordan – BMW Orland Park), Camden Kalleward, 20, University of Michigan: Business (Beth Kalleward, Zeigler Auto Group), Bryan O'Connor, 21, Western Michigan University: Biological Sciences (Michelle Hill, Zeigler Ford of Elkhart & Zeigler Motorsports), Konnor McLeod, 19, Michigan State University Broad College of Business - Marketing, Sales, Andrew Miller, 26, University of Michigan, University of Colorado: Business Masters (Sustainability/Entrepreneurship) (Bruce Miller, Zeigler Auto Group), Amanda Pflaumer, 20, Elmhurst College: Criminal Justice, Pre-Law (Scott Pflaumer, Zeigler Schaumburg CDJ), Michael Shumaker, 18, Gull Lake High School, Grand Valley State University: Computer Science (Jeff Shumaker Zeigler Honda of Kalamazoo).
"Our goal at Zeigler has always been to take care of our employees, their families and our communities. It brings me, and I know the rest of our team, great joy to be able to invest in tomorrow's leaders today," said Aaron Zeigler, president and owner of Zeigler Auto Group.