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The Association of Diesel Specialists / Henry and Esther Ortner Educational Foundation was established in 1994 following receipt of a gift from the estate of the late Mrs. Esther Ortner. Mrs. Ortner was the widow of Henry Ortner Jr., the first ADS Technical Director. The ADS/Ortner Foundation is a 501(c) (3) charitable organization.
The Foundation’s purpose is to benefit educational programs for ADS, and for the diesel fuel injection and diesel industries. Expenditures by the ADS/Ortner Foundation are made exclusively from investment income. As mandated in its bylaws, neither the Foundation’s governing Board of Trustees nor any officer has authority to expend its principal in whole or in part.
All contributions to the Association of Diesel Specialists/Henry and Esther Ortner Educational Foundation are tax-deductible.
To be eligible for a scholarship, the student must:
To apply for an ADS/Ortner Foundation scholarship, please visit the Global Automotive Aftermarket Symposium (GAAS) Scholarship Web site at www.automotivescholarships.com.
Note: In the Sponsorship Information section, please check the ADS check box. This will ensure your application is considered by ADS. Also, more than one box may be checked.
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