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The Ed Coates Memorial Foundation Scholarships and bursaries are awarded in the memory of Ed Coates, a true pioneer in BC’s automotive industry. As Co-Founder, President, and CEO of Lordco Auto Parts, Ed built his original Maple Ridge automotive parts store through perseverance, courage, and an unfailing belief in his vision over the course of 40 years, moulding it into the largest privately-held automotive parts distributor in Canada. The Foundation is proud to support future automotive leaders and we hope that the recipient of these awards will be inspired by Ed’s passion for the automotive industry.

VCC

Ed Coates Memorial Foundation Scholarship

This scholarship is offered to students in the Transportation Trades program at VCC.

 

$2,000 


Kwantlen

The Ed Coates Memorial Foundation Award

This scholarship is offered to a student in the Automotive Service Technician program at KPU with a demonstrated dedication to the program.

 

$4,000.00 


Automotive Retailers Association

The Ed Coates Memorial Foundation Award Trade Award

 

The Ed Coates Memorial Foundation Trade Award was created in the memory of 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 a positive attitude.

$5,000.00 


 

tsr2vwsaThe Ed Coates Memorial Foundation Award

The Ed Coates Memorial Foundation Awards were created in the memory of 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, moulded it into the largest privately held automotive parts distributor in Canada. It is our hope that the recipients will be inspired by Ed’s passion and drive as an industry icon. These awards are awarded to students who show strong leadership skills and strong academics in high school and/or reference from an existing employer.

$4,000.00 


The Ed Coates Memorial Endowment Leadership Awards

One award is awarded to a student in the Automotive Service Technician program, who demonstrates leadership experience and volunteer commitments within the UFV Community and/or external community. The second award is given to a  student in the Automotive Collision Repair & Refinishing program.

$1,500 per award (annual)


The Ed Coates Memorial Foundation Award

This bursary is awarded to a student in the Automotive Service Technician program who shows high academic achievement, strong leadership skills, and a positive attitude.

 

$2,000.00 (fall & spring)


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The Ed Coates Memorial Foundation Awards

A bursary of $1,200 is awarded once a year to a student in the Automotive Technician program at Camosun College. A scholarship of $1,200 is awarded once a year to an apprentice student in the Automotive Service Technician program

 

$2,400.00 (annual)


Okanagan CollegeThe Ed Coates Memorial Foundation Awards

Two awards of $1,200 each are awarded annually. One award is given to a student in the Automotive Technician program, and the second is awarded to a student in the Automotive Collision Repair program at Okanagan College.

 

 

$2,400.00 (annual)