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250 STUDENTS SHARE $200,000 IN SEARS CRAFTSMAN SCHOLARSHIPS

 HOFFMAN ESTATES, Ill., March 10 /PRNewswire/ -- Across the nation, 250 vocational-technical college students are sharing $200,000 in Sears Craftsman "Race for the Future" scholarships to give them the training they need to excel as top mechanics.
 The scholarships (150 for $1,000 and 100 for $500) from Sears Craftsman Motorsports division recognize and reward qualified students nationwide in the technical fields of automotive mechanics, engineering, design and related courses of study. The scholarships were awarded to students in a full- or part-time course of study at an accredited post- secondary two-year college or vocational-technical school.
 In addition to the Race for the Future scholarships, Craftsman Motorsports also donates $18,000 annually to the Craftsman National Hot Rod Association (NHRA) scholarship fund. Scholarships are awarded each year to students in the NHRA's seven geographical regions based on scholastic record, financial need, character, leadership and other criteria.
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 /NOTE TO EDITORS: Localized releases on winners have been sent to newspapers in their hometowns and where they are students./
 /CONTACT: Gordon L. Jones, manager-media relations of Sears Merchandise Group, 708-286-4726/


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