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29th Scholarship Fund Annual Luncheon

The National Association of Black Suppliers Scholarship Fund would like to say thank you to everyone who came out on May 10, 2017 to celebrate and honor Mr. John E. Taylor with the “Leave a Legacy” award.


This event is one of our premier events and it took place at the Henry Autograph Hotel in Dearborn, Michigan. We awarded $60,000 in Scholarships to Detroit Metropolitan and Texas area High School Seniors pursuing careers in the automotive industry.


This year’s theme was “Building Future Leaders Together” and our Keynote Speaker was Michael Couck, Sr., Manager – IT Organizational Strategy and Development, Delphi Automotive.

Sponsors for this year’s event: Toyota Motor Engineering & Manufacturing, NA, Inc., General Motors, LLC, Delphi Corporation, Fiat Chrysler Automobiles, Detroit Chassis, LLC, JMA Global, LLC, James Group International, 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 29th Annual Scholarship Awardees:

Scholars Sponsors
University/College
Rashad K. Prendergast

Toyota North America, Inc.

University of Michigan
Mecca C. Vance Fiat Chrysler Automobiles
Howard University
Alexander Tekle

Delphi Corporation

University of Texas-Austin

Diamond J. Buchanan General Motors Company, LLC University of Michigan
Julian G. Bell General Motors Company, LLC Michigan State University
Nashia S. Wilkerson General Motors Company, LLC Michigan State University
Brandon C. Charlton General Motors Company, LLC Indiana Wesleyan University