25 Mar

REMINDER: Leonard Family Scholarship Fund Accepting Applications until April 1 for 2016

March 25, 2016, Deposit, N.Y. – Leonard Bus Sales CEO, Mike Leonard, is reminding the company’s school transportation partners to make sure they get their Leonard Family Scholarship applications in by April 1, 2016 — two awards will be made in June of this year.

The scholarship was created to promote student success after high school with preference given to students pursuing careers in diesel mechanics, automotive mechanics, and those with financial need.

“We established the Leonard Family Scholarship to assist students enrolling in a technical or college education program,” said Leonard Bus Sales CEO, Mike Leonard.  “We are very proud of this scholarship and hope we are able to help students reach their goals and achieve the success they deserve.”

The Leonard Family Scholarship is open to children of New York Association for Pupil Transportation members and New York School Bus Contractors Association members.  A one-time scholarship is paid directly to the educational institution for each winner.  Two scholarships will be awarded every year – one each for children of members of the two associations.

NYAPT and NYSBCA will send completed applications to The Community Foundation for South Central New York, which is the entity charged with administering the Leonard Family Scholarship.  Applications will be accepted until April 1, 2016.  Awards will be made in June of 2016.   Applications can be obtained by contacting NYAPT or NYSBCA.

“We want to thank the New York for Association for Pupil Transportation and the New York School Bus Contractors Association for partnering with us to make the annual Leonard Family Scholarship a reality,” said Jon Leonard, Vice President of Leonard Bus Sales.  “This means a great deal to Leonard Bus Sales and the entire Leonard family.”

“My parents, Gerald and Helen Leonard, founded Leonard Bus Sales over 50 years ago on the principles of honesty and fairness,” said Mike Leonard.  “Leonard Bus Sales has stayed true to these principles as we have grown and expanded over the years, but our number one priority has always been the safety of the children that ride our school buses.”

Leonard Bus Sales is donating $10 to the scholarship fund for each new school bus sold as a way to show its appreciation for the continued support of its school transportation partners.

Leonard Bus Sales, Inc. is owned and operated by the Leonard family, a recognized leader in the distribution and support of quality, environmentally-friendly school buses.  A third generation family owned business, Leonard Bus Sales has been providing cost-saving fleet management services and award-winning customer support for over fifty years.  Leonard Bus Sales is a leading distributor of IC BusTM brand buses in Upstate New York. The company also distributes Type-A school buses from Trans Tech throughout New York. Leonard Bus Sales is headquartered in Deposit, NY and operates four full-service facilities in Bergen, Rome, Saratoga Springs and a Trans Tech Type-A facility in Garden City Park, N.Y.