3M Automotive Aftermarket Division, along with the Collision Repair Education Foundation, has announced 58 recipients in this year’s 3M Hire Our Heroes awards. The recipients include 54 students who are currently studying collision repair, and who have served or are currently serving in the military.

Each winning veteran student has the opportunity to select $1,500 worth of tools as part of the award. Students graduating this year will have the opportunity to select an additional $1,500 in tools upon graduation and upon getting hired into the collision industry. There are additional $1,000 scholarships for select veterans.

In addition, four collision students who have immediate family members who served or are serving in the military were selected as scholarship winners. Each of these students received an award of $2,500 to help with their education costs.

This is the fourth year that 3M has partnered with the Collision Repair Education Foundation in support of the industry and our nation’s veterans. Since 2013, the 3M Hire Our Heroes program has generated $750,000 to be used toward scholarships and tool grants for military veterans and their family members. Nearly 210 military veterans and their families have already received scholarships and grants. For more information about the 3M Hire Our Heroes campaign, visit www.3mcollision.com/hire.