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February 2015

Apply Now for a NTPDA Scholarship

The National Tractor Parts Dealer Association (NTPDA) is very pleased to offer the Scholarship Program again for 2015.  NTPDA is to contribute $750 and the sponsoring company of the recipient is to contribute $250 for a total of $1,000 award per recipient.  NTPDA will invoice companies following the selection of the recipients and one check will be sent to the recipient from NTPDA in the full amount following proper documentation*. The lifetime maximum an applicant may receive a NTPDA scholarship is two.  There is a limit of two scholarships awarded per paid membership per year.  This includes Regular, Associate and Affiliate members.  These scholarships are awarded to deserving students who are NTPDA members, employees of members, or dependents of members or employees.  Scholarship applications are open to U.S. and Canadian graduating high school students, or current college students, enrolling full-time (12 or more credit hours), toward a diploma or degree at an accredited college or university.   Completed applications must be accompanied by written verification of affiliation with a NTPDA member company. 

Scholarship awards are based on academic achievement, extra-curricular/community activities, evidence of leadership, work experience, short- and long-term career goals, and the applicant's overall response to each of the questions on the application.  Financial need is not considered in the review process and there is no distinction made on race, religion or gender of the applicant.

The selection process is an extremely difficult one because of the many outstanding applicants each year.  Therefore, great care is taken to assure that impartial and unprejudiced choices are made.   Applications are sent to the NTPDA office where they are logged in and noted with the date received and assigned a student code.  The numbered applications are then sent to the Scholarship Committee and the original kept in the NTPDA office.  Based on the criteria above, the committee then ‘rank’ the applications, choosing the top ranked as the recipients of the scholarships.  Their selections are then forwarded to the NTPDA office for announcement to the Association and in the student's local newspaper.

*Scholarship recipients must provide evidence to the NTPDA office that college registration is complete before scholarship funds are disbursed.  Upon receipt of such evidence, the NTPDA will issue a check to the recipient.

Download application here.

Applications must be complete and received in the NTPDA office
by Wednesday, March 18, 2015.

Diesel Solutions by Diesel Specialists - Area Diesel Service

ADS LogoThis week we spotlight another long time member, Area Diesel Service.  Founded in 1973, Area Diesel Service has become a premier source for knowledge, parts, and services for all types of diesel applications. 

Area Diesel is the Midwest’s largest rebuilder and distributor of high-quality turbochargers, diesel fuel injection components, aftermarket products, and Franchise Distributor of BorgWarner turbochargers.

Over forty years in the industry has allowed Area Diesel a unique perspective on the consumers they serve.  Many customized services and products have been developed to fit the specific needs of customers and fill the voids they have observed in the diesel marketplace. 

Custom performance turbochargers, like the BIG HORN, are true drop-in turbochargers for 5.9L Dodge Common Rail trucks.  This easy-to-install turbocharger line was custom-built by Area ADS Group (2)Diesel to replace and upgrade.    

Their ever-growing and popular performance module products, AGRICULTURAL DIESEL
and TRUCK EDITION, will help you gain horsepower and MPGs – with ease – on a huge range of agricultural, light, medium, and heavy-duty diesel applications.

Support of these performance modules is visible across the marketplace with companies across North America becoming distributors.  Those distributors have grown their own dealership networks out of retailing the AGRICULTURAL DIESEL SOLUTIONS and TRUCK EDITION module lines.

Quality replacement parts for diesels are a passion of Area Diesel.  And their MAGNUM Quality Replacement Parts offer one of the best parts’ warranties in the industry!

Just released for 2015, and accessible through Area Diesel’s recently redesigned website, is a catalog of the MAGNUM products. 

In addition to purchasing products direct from their website, it is also a great resource for news, information, testimonials, special event information, and tradeshows schedules.    

Area Diesel is online at, active on Facebook, Twitter, Google+, and Instagram social media and has two physical locations in Carlinville, Illinois and Pleasant Hill, Iowa.

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