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Standard Motor Products Inc. (SMP) is offering a $5,000 educational scholarship for a future technician. The “Are you TechSmart” automotive scholarship search runs now through Oct. 31, 2014.

To enter, students are asked to visit and upload a photo and/or video of themselves as well as answer several questions. All eligible entries will be judged based on relevance, creativity and thoughtfulness by TechSmart Technician John Fillipone, master technician and owner of Piedmont Tire and Auto.

Phil Hutchens, vice president engine management marketing for SMP, says: “With the ‘Are you TechSmart’ scholarship search, we are looking for a talented future tech who embodies the characteristics of the TechSmart brand.

He says the recipient will be “someone who is not only dedicated to pursuing a career in the automotive field, but who is also excited about cutting-edge technical advances, product innovation, and meeting the challenges of the ever changing automotive technology.”

Eligible candidates for the “Are you TechSmart” automotive search must be legal residents of the 50 United States, the District of Columbia and Puerto Rico; who are at least 18 years of age and no more than 34 years of age at the time of entry; and are either currently enrolled full-time in high school, or enrolled full-time in an accredited two- or four-year college, university or post-high school educational program.

Complete terms and conditions are available at

For additional information about TechSmart, contact an SMP sales representative or visit

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