2017-2018 R. P. M. Scholarship at Alfred State College
My name is Jacob Derk, currently I have just graduated from Alfred State College in the Automotive Technology Program with an AOS Degree. These are a couple of videos that I have attempted to make, as a requirement of a Scholarship that I have received from the R.P.M. Foundation. This Foundation has given me a great opportunity to better focus my time during the school year. I am able to concentrate on the school work and vehicles that have been given to me to work on.
This scholarship has given me the opportunity to attend other events through the college. Such as going to the AACA annual meeting in Philadelphia, and visiting the Simeone Museum where I got to see three older cars from the early 1900’s be driven around in the parking lot. I experienced “RPM Goes to the Races” at Watkins Glen, where I was able to be a part of a pit crew for a Jaguar racing team. One thing I really enjoyed doing was racing a 2012 Chevy Volt at Watkins Glen. In the Green Grand Prix, I placed second with my navigator, in the hybrid plug-in class. Through this Scholarship Program I was able to experience much more than my first year.