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Autobell® Car Wash Invests In Team Members’ Futures With 2023 Academic Scholarships

CRBJ Biz Wire //August 22, 2023//

Autobell® Car Wash Invests In Team Members’ Futures With 2023 Academic Scholarships

CRBJ Biz Wire //August 22, 2023//

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CHARLOTTE, NC — For the 2023-24 academic year, Autobell Car Wash is proud to present 96 of its team members in North Carolina, South Carolina, Virginia, and Maryland with scholarships toward the college or university of their choice, with the year’s gifts totaling $150,000.

Established to recognize the outstanding achievements of team members while empowering pursuit of their academic dreams, the Autobell Car Wash Scholarship Program has awarded nearly 2,000 applicants more than $2.1 million in scholarship funding since its inception in 2000.

“I have been working with Autobell for over two years and really enjoy the flexibility of allowing me to work at different stores — one by my house in Virginia and one by my school in South Carolina,” said Caitlyn Davis, an Autobell team member in Greer, SC, who is attending the University of South Carolina Upstate, where she plays soccer and is majoring in Exercise Science with the goal of obtaining a coaching/training position. “What started as a part-time job has become a great experience, providing me the skills to move up to assistant manager and build my resume. Gaining assistance with tuition cost is such a benefit that will allow me to graduate with less debt.”

The 2023 scholarship recipients employed at Autobell in South Carolina are:

York and Lancaster Counties, SC
• Alijah Sharpe, working in Clover, SC, is attending Gaston College
• Jonathan Parker, Fort Mill, SC, Anderson University
• Karsten Kil, Indian Land, SC, College of Charleston
• Connor Morneau, Indian Land, SC, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
• Tyler Abercrombie, Rock Hill, SC, Winthrop University

Upstate SC
• Caitlyn Davis, working in Greer, SC, is attending the University of South Carolina Upstate
• Chandler Kissel, Simpsonville, SC, Clemson University

Charleston, SC
• Zane Brinkley, working in Johns Island, SC, is attending Clemson University

“The Autobell Scholarship Program is an excellent opportunity for our team members. It shows we care about their future and recognizes the hard work they put in,” stated Katie Sens, Autobell Director of Human Resources. “We know by building teamwork and customer service skills at work, they have a great starting point for a successful future wherever they go, and this scholarship will help them achieve their dreams. We’re very excited to reward our team members for their efforts and will continue to support them as they strive toward academic and career goals.”

The scholarship selection process considers students’ academic commitment, extracurricular activities, civic engagement, and leadership potential. In addition to gathering letters of recommendation from teachers, coaches, and community leaders, applicants also submit an essay exploring an educational or creative aspect of their Autobell employment experience.

About Autobell

Approaching 55 years of service, Charlotte, NC-based Autobell Car Wash remains unwavering in its focus on customers and the cars they love. Founded in 1969 by the late Charles Howard Sr., Autobell is privately held and operated by subsequent generations of the Howard family.

Currently operating more than 85 locations in the Southeastern and Mid-Atlantic regions with consistent expansion, Autobell continues its commitment to team member training and development, community involvement, scholarship and fundraising programs, and environmental protection and conservation. All Autobell washes treat 100% of wash water used and recycle up to 100% using technologically advanced equipment. For more information, visit