National car wash brand Tommy’s Express has announced the winners of its first annual TEACHES (Tommy’s Express Assistance with College and Higher Education Scholarship) Awards.

This year’s scholarships were awarded to Eli Shaner of Fremont, NE; Phylicia Talbott of Macon, GA; Robert Parker of Hudsonville, MI; and Tyler English of Wichita, KS.

The TEACHES scholarship program helps Tommy’s Express team members who want to pursue an undergraduate or graduate degree at an accredited two- or four-year college or vocational school of their choice. Award recipients are chosen by their site leaders and receive $1,000 for the current academic year. Previous winners may reapply to the program each year they meet eligibility requirements and choose to apply.

TEACHES was launched in 2019 and is part of the charitable arm of Tommy’s Express. “Integrity, high standards, entrepreneurial spirit, good citizenship, and education are the values that have defined Tommy’s since my grandfather Jun Essenburg started the business over 50 years ago,” said Ryan Essenburg, president and CIO of Tommy’s Express. “Those same values are at the core of the TEACHES program, which will continue to build on that legacy and commitment to education.”