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Chicago Automobile Trade Association Announces Northwood Scholarship Recipient


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Senior Director of Communications and Technology
Chicago Automobile Trade Association
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Chicago Automobile Trade Association
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Edward Mavromatis, resident of Inverness, Ill., selected to receive $5000 scholarship
to further his desire to work in the retail automotive industry.

CHICAGO (April 17, 2017) - The Chicago Automobile Trade Association (CATA) is pleased to award a $5,000 educational scholarship to local resident Edward Mavromatis. Currently enrolled at Northwood University, Mavromatis aspires to work in the automotive retail sector and is pursuing a degree in Automotive Marketing & Management. The scholarship is part of an ongoing initiative by the CATA to help provide training and education for its members.

Mavromatis is a graduate of Fremd High School in Palatine. At Northwood, Mavromatis helped organize the campus auto show, representing the Mitsubishi brand. Over the past two summers, Mavromatis worked as a porter at Napleton Jeep Dodge Chrysler Ram and as a detailer at Zeigler Maserati. This coming summer, he was selected to be an intern at Motor Werks of Barrington.

"This scholarship will help me financially at Northwood and inspire me to continually strive to be the best I can be," said Mavromatis. "One of my career goals would be to work for the Jeep brand as a marketing team member, and I am very grateful to say I received such a prestigious award."

The CATA has offered scholarships to Northwood students for more than 20 years. The scholarship is available to students whose parents or legal guardians work at a CATA-member dealership and to dealership employees considering a Northwood degree. For consideration, scholarship applicants must have a high school grade point average of at least 2.5 on a 4.0 scale. Continued eligibility is subject to maintaining a 2.5 GPA at Northwood.

"As a graduate of Northwood University, I have a special place in my heart for this scholarship," said Ray Scarpelli, CATA vice chairman. "A career in the automotive retail industry can be financially and emotionally rewarding and is an often-overlooked career path."

For more information about Northwood University and the CATA Northwood scholarship program please visit


About The Chicago Automobile Trade Association
Founded in 1904 and located in Oakbrook Terrace, the Chicago Automobile Trade Association is comprised of more than 400 franchised new-car dealers and an additional 150 allied members. The group's dealer members employ about 19,000 people in the metropolitan area. The association has produced the world-famous Chicago Auto Show since 1935. For more information please visit

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