Wednesday, May 28, 2008

Two Chrysler LLC Plants Present Scholarships to Five Students

Detroit -

STERLING HEIGHTS -- The Sterling Heights (Mich.) Assembly Plant and Sterling Stamping Plant (Sterling Heights, Mich.) have awarded $5,000 in scholarships on behalf of The Chrysler Foundation to Sterling Heights-area students for the 2008-2009 calendar school year. Five students each received $1,000 and individually monogrammed backpacks, to help support their pursuit of technical educational courses in post-secondary education at two- and four-year colleges, universities or vocational/technical institutions.

"It is important to give back to the youth of our community," Brian Glowiak, Vice President - The Chrysler Foundation, said. "Helping these students achieve their educational goals will benefit them, as well as the surrounding community and workforce in the future."

In 1999, The Chrysler Foundation established the Chrysler Scholarship Fund for Technical Training with the Sterling Heights Community Foundation. Since its inception, the scholarship fund has awarded 40 scholarships to Sterling Heights students. The scholarship fund targets high school seniors and graduates who are under 21, living in Sterling Heights and pursuing careers in technical or vocational fields such as engineering, manufacturing, computer science or skilled trades. The scholarship recipients were chosen by a scholar-selection committee and honored at a reception today at the Sterling Heights Assembly Plant.

  Scholarship recipients include:

-- Jacob Kotwica - Stevenson High School
-- John Kulczycki - De La Salle Collegiate High School
-- Eric Wilkins - Stevenson High School
-- Pacari Woodland - Henry Ford II High School
-- Chelsea Gerlach - Stevenson High School (2007), currently attending
University of Michigan - Ann Arbor

The Sterling Heights Assembly Plant produces the Chrysler Sebring Sedan, Chrysler Sebring Convertible and the Dodge Avenger. The Sterling Stamping Plant supplies materials for the for the Chrysler Sebring, Dodge Avenger, Dodge Ram, Chrysler Town & Country and Dodge Grand Caravan Minivans, Jeep(R) Grand Cherokee, Jeep Liberty, Dodge Nitro and the Chrysler Pacifica.

The Chrysler Foundation

The Chrysler Foundation is the primary source of charitable grants made by Chrysler LLC. The Foundation annually supports hundreds of charitable organizations with an emphasis on community growth and enrichment, arts and culture, education, and youth development programs throughout the United States and increasingly, the world. Visit

About Chrysler LLC

Chrysler LLC, headquartered in Auburn Hills, Mich., produces Chrysler, Jeep(R), Dodge and Mopar(R) brand vehicles and products. Total sales worldwide in 2007 were 2.7 million vehicles. Sales outside of North America were the highest ever with an increase of eight percent over 2006. Its product lineup features some of the world's most recognizable vehicles, including the Chrysler 300 and Town & Country, Jeep Wrangler and Grand Cherokee and Dodge Challenger and Ram. The Chrysler Foundation, the company's philanthropic arm, annually supports hundreds of charitable organizations in the United States and throughout the world. In 2007, the Foundation gave approximately $21 million in charitable donations.

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