The journey from being inspired to inspiring others can be very short, as evidenced by the stories of 41 scholarship recipients selected by Mister Car Wash in 2018. Now in its third year, the Mister Car Wash Scholarship program is helping employees shape their future by helping them reach their higher education goals.

Scholarships totaling $34,000 were awarded by Mister Car Wash at the start of the 2018-2019 school year. Each finalist received awards of $500 or $1,000 to be applied toward current tuition at local colleges and vocational schools.

“It’s a thrill to see the size of our scholarship program grow for the third consecutive year,” said Megan Everett, director of marketing at Mister Car Wash. “As a collective group, Mister Car Wash scholarship recipients include critical problem solvers and future leaders,” said Everett. “Mister Car Wash is honored to be part of their journey and is proud to share their goals of changing lives and making the world a better place.”

A review of all the winning essays reveals that working at Mister Car Wash is a first job for most scholarship recipients. As evidenced by their essays, these individuals have thrived by maintaining a positive attitude, often balancing good grades in school with family, work, and other extracurricular commitments. All have shown a deep commitment to team and self-improvement as well as demonstrated a strong work ethic. Through Mister Car Wash, they have learned to excel through the guidance of mentors, to lead by example, and to stay goal focused.

Reflecting the sentiments of all scholarship recipients, one wrote: “Mister’s commitment to helping their employees to reach the next level and fulfill their potential is reflected in our mission statement, ‘Inspiring People to Shine.’ When I started with Mister, I considered myself a hard worker, and I was proud of my work ethic. I have learned, however, that there is much more to being a hard worker than just working hard, per se. It’s an ability to prioritize the tasks at hand, an ability to push through difficult obstacles, and going the extra mile that makes the difference between simply a hard worker and someone who has truly been inspired to shine. I am still the hard worker that I was when I began with Mister, but I have been inspired to shine in my character as an employee and as a person. I have been inspired to rise to my potential, to prioritize, to persevere, and to strive for that extra opportunity to shine each day.”

Awarding tuition scholarships to admirable students this year is part of Mister Car Wash’s Inspiring Futures program. For more information, please visit http://mistercarwash.com/community/