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Motorsports students recognized with APTIV Scholarship

Congratulations to Baja Buckeye team member, Jake Hassen and Blaine Miller, a member of the Underwater Robotics team who have been awarded the APTIV Scholarship for the 2018-2019 academic year.

Jake Hassen (left) and Blaine Miller (right)Jake Hassen (left) and Blaine Miller (right) are recipients of the 2018-2019 APTIV ScholarshipThe $1500 APTIV Scholarship is awarded to two College of Engineering students involved in motorsports who display outstanding engineering talent and personify APTIV’s vision to create meaningful innovation with a focus on mobility.

“I am so grateful for this scholarship from Aptiv,” said Hassen, a mechanical engineering student. “Being a member of the Baja Buckeyes is rewarding enough on its own, and to be recognized in this way is truly a blessing.  I will be using the money to help get me through this semester until I start my internship at Hobart Brothers.”

Scholarships such as this helps alleviate students of the financial burden placed on them, giving them the opportunity to devote more time to their teams and the projects they are passionate about.

“What this scholarship means for me is I can decrease my hours at work,” said Miller, an electrical and computer engineering student. “Lately I have been nonstop with work and school. I have underwater robotics projects with very close deadlines that I can’t devote enough time to. In the first two days of spring break I have spent 20 hours working on the robot because it’s my first change not to spend so much time at my job. With this scholarship, I don't need to work as much and I can focus on what I want to do, build robots and help teach people how to design electronics.”

APTIV is a global technology company that develops safer, greener and more connected solutions, which enable the future of mobility. Aptiv has 147,000 employees and operates 14 technical centers, as well as manufacturing sites and customer support centers, in 45 countries.