Delco Remy has endowed $5,000 for the 2010 America's Best Scholarship Program, providing financial assistance for qualifying technicians and inspectors to attend the national competition.
The National Association for Pupil Transportation (NAPT) and the National School Bus Inspection Council sponsor the nationwide search for America’s Best school bus technician and inspector.
Participants in the competition must complete a written evaluation of their knowledge. In addition, technicians complete a diagnostics test, and inspectors perform an inspection. The competition is integrated with workshops covering school bus components and systems.
This year, the seventh annual competition will take place at Jasper Engines & Transmissions in Jasper, Ind., Sept. 28 through Oct. 1.
To qualify for an America's Best Scholarship:
Scholarships are designated to cover the anticipated cost for a competitor to attend and participate in America's Best. Associated costs that will be considered are travel expenses (car, airfare, lodging, etc.) for the competitor only.
The ABSC will comprise one NAPT board member, two America's Best Committee members and a scholarship sponsor representative.