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Ed Coates Memorial Foundation Scholarship

This scholarship is offered to the Transportation Trades students:
The Ed Coates Memorial Foundation Scholarship created this scholarship in the memory Ed Coates who was a true pioneer in the automotive industry. As Co-founder, President, and CEO of Lordco Auto Parts, a Maple Ridge based company established in 1974, Ed took his original small automotive parts store and through perseverance, courage and an unfailing belief in his vision over the course of 40 years, molded it into the largest privately held automotive parts distributor in Canada. It is our hope that the recipient will be inspired by Ed’s passion and drive as an industry icon. This scholarship is awarded to a student who shows high academic achievement, strong leadership skills, and positive attitude.

$500 (fall & spring)


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The Ed Coates Memorial Foundation Business Award

The Ed Coates Memorial Foundation Business Award was created in the memory Ed Coates who was a true entrepreneur in the automotive business world. As Co-founder, President, and CEO of Lordco Auto Parts, a Maple Ridge based company established in 1974, Ed took his original small automotive parts store and through perseverance, courage and an unfailing belief in his vision over the course of 40 years, molded it into the largest privately held automotive parts distributor in Canada. It is our hope that the recipient will be inspired by Ed’s entrepreneurial passion and drive as an industry icon. This award is awarded to a student who shows high academic achievement, financial need, and strong leadership skills.

$1,000.00 (fall & spring)


The Ed Coates Memorial Foundation Award Trade Award

The Ed Coates Memorial Foundation Trade Award was created in the memory Ed Coates who was a true pioneer in the automotive industry. As Co-founder, President, and CEO of Lordco Auto Parts, a Maple Ridge based company established in 1974, Ed took his original small automotive parts store and through perseverance, courage and an unfailing belief in his vision over the course of 40 years, molded it into the largest privately held automotive parts distributor in Canada. It is our hope that the recipient will be inspired by Ed’s passion and drive as an industry icon. This award is awarded to a student who shows strong leadership skills, dedication, and positive attitude.

$1,000.00 (fall & spring)


 

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The Ed Coates Memorial Foundation Trade Award was created in the memory Ed Coates who was a true pioneer in the automotive industry. As Co-founder, President, and CEO of Lordco Auto Parts, a Maple Ridge based company established in 1974, Ed took his original small automotive parts store and through perseverance, courage and an unfailing belief in his vision over the course of 40 years, molded it into the largest privately held automotive parts distributor in Canada. It is our hope that the recipient will be inspired by Ed’s passion and drive as an industry icon. This award is awarded to a student who shows strong leadership skills and strong academics in high school and/or reference from an existing employer.

$1,000.00 (fall & spring)


ARA Tool Box Scholarship 

On behalf of the foundation we donate a toolbox and multiple tools for a student in need of the proper tools for his ACE-IT automotive class.

$2,000.00