The New England Carwash Association has awarded five, $1,000 scholarships, including the first Thomas Rando Memorial Scholarship. Since the program’s inception in 2011, NECA has awarded $22,000 in scholarships to deserving young people.

The 2019 winners are:

  • Tommi Bonomo, whose mother works for AutoShine of New England, will be attending Southern CT State University and studying psychology
  • Trevor Koppy, whose father works for Triple Play Car Wash, will be attending UMass Boston and studying biochemistry
  • Cally Seidel, whose mother works for National Ticket, will be attending Bloomsburg University and studying psychology
  • Julia Simons, whose father works for RoJo, will be attending Bridgewater State University and is considering a variety of career options
  • Michael Connolly, who has been working for Sandwich Car Wash while studying economics at Cape Cod Community College, is NECA’s Thomas Rando Memorial Scholarship winner. Connolly works 25 hours a week at the car wash, attends college full time, is his class president, and performs community service.

Anyone who works for a NECA member company, or is an immediate relation to someone who works for a NECA member company, may apply for a scholarship. Applications for 2020 will be available next January.