Naperville, IL — The family of renowned automotive enthusiast, racer and entrepreneur John Weinberger, who died last September, is offering a series of scholarships to benefit students who aspire to follow in his footsteps. Application deadline is April 30.
The John Weinberger Drive to Care Legacy Scholarships — offered in partnership with TechForce Foundation, a nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization — will support students with awards of up to $10,000 across four automotive career disciplines: Automotive Engineering; Vintage Automotive Restoration; Automotive Dealership Management, Marketing and Communications; and Automotive Technician.
The scholarship categories reflect the interests, experience and expertise of Weinberger, who built Continental Motors Group into one of the nation’s largest dealership groups, and also enjoyed a lifetime of driving, racing and tinkering with cars. Student recipients will be selected by TechForce representatives and Weinberger’s “lunch bunch” friends in the Chicago and Austin areas.
“We want young people to dream what they want to dream,” said his wife, Lisa Weinberger, about the scholarships. “John was able to turn his passion into his profession and was just so positive in everything he did.”