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National Association of Minority Auto Dealerships

The National Association of Minority Automobile Dealers

The National Association of Minority Automobile Dealers’ (NAMAD) objective is to pursue the meaningful presence and participation of minority businesses and diverse employees across all aspects of the automotive economic sector. We are committed to developing strategic relationships and advocating for the advancement of business policies and practices that ensure diversity and economic parity remain a priority in all aspects of the American automotive industry.

Northwood University

Northwood University

Northwood University is committed to the most personal attention to prepare students for success in their careers and in their communities; it promotes critical thinking skills, personal effectiveness, and the importance of ethics, individual freedom and responsibility. Northwood University has the only accredited Automotive Marketing and Management program in the nation.

Pushing the Industry to New Levels of Innovation.

EFG Companies and Northwood University designed this exciting program to jolt the industry into a higher standard of innovation.
The F&I Innovator of the Year award, to be held annually, will pit 6 teams of Northwood’s junior and senior automotive students against one another to conceptualize and build a new F&I product while earning course credit. A panel of leading dealer principals, EFG executives and Northwood’s automotive program leaders will judge the business case competition in November. EFG Companies will award the winning team $25,000, and more importantly, develop the winning F&I product for the retail automotive marketplace.

Visit the F&I Innovator Award page for more information.

EFG is Proud to Sponsor the NAMAD Scholarship to Northwood University

Students who have been accepted by Northwood University can apply for a $25,000 per year National Association of Minority Automobile Dealers (NAMAD) scholarship, sponsored by EFG Companies. To apply, submit the scholarship application and essay by April 1, 2017 to http://www.northwood.edu/forms/namad/. A reference letter is required from a NAMAD Member Dealer (excluding relatives) and can be emailed to mifinaid@northwood.edu or mailed to:

Northwood University
Attn: Brenda Fitak-NAMAD
4000 Whiting Drive
Midland, MI 48640

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