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28th Scholarship Fund Annual Luncheon

Thank you to everyone who came out on May 10, 2016 to help celebrate the National Association of Black Suppliers Scholarship Fund's founding members and the wonderful accomplishments of our future leaders.  This event is one of our premier events and it took place at the Henry Autograph Hotel in Dearborn, Michigan.  We awarded $70,000 in Scholarships to Detroit Metropolitan and Texas area High School Seniors pursuing careers in the automotive industry.


This year’s theme was “Make Your Mark – Leave a Legacy” and our Keynote Speaker was Dave Bing, Former Mayor and Founder & Chairperson Bing Youth Institute.

Sponsors for this year’s event: Toyota Motor Engineering & Manufacturing, NA, Inc., General Motors Company, LLC, Delphi Corporation, Fiat Chrysler Automobiles, Detroit Chassis, LLC, JMA Global, LLC, James Group International, Global Automotive Alliance, NABS Members and others.

Proceeds from this year’s awards luncheon will fund scholarships and provide mentoring for the following outstanding seniors who will pursue careers related to the automotive industry.



NABS 28th Annual Scholarship Awardees:

Scholars Sponsors
University/College
Cameron Lavergne

Toyota North America, Inc.

Trinity University
Arika Tolbert Fiat Chrysler Automobiles
Michigan State University
D’errah Richardson

Delphi Corporation

Michigan State University

Alexia Arthur General Motors Company, LLC Purdue University
Bernard Boatwright General Motors Company, LLC Eastern Michigan University
Chadelle Richardson General Motors Company, LLC University of Michigan
Hunter Thornhill General Motors Company, LLC Wayne State University
Keviyan Richardson General Motors Company, LLC University of Michigan-Dearborn
Taylor Martin General Motors Company, LLC University of Texas-San Antonio
Diante’ Hill NABS Scholar University of  Michigan
Charles Perkins Jr. NABS Trendsetter Michigan State University
Joshua & Micah Knox