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Tommy Terrific’s Carwash awards $5,000 scholarship to local high school senior

May 31, 2016
On May 25, Tommy Terrific’s Carwash presented a local high school student with a $5,000 scholarship for college tuition. Tommy Terrific’s is an express exterior car wash located at 5021 Ross Avenue in East Dallas. The “Live Terrific” scholarship, established this year, is available to seniors currently enrolled in nearby Woodrow Wilson High School.

Tommy Terrific’s owners, Tom and Kim Miller, are passionate about education and community involvement. They founded the “Live Terrific” scholarship to reward, and help ease the financial burden of a student who contributes to community betterment.

“As part of a growing company, we are positioned to give directly back to our community by helping a local student further their collegiate goals,” said Kim Miller. “Since we opened in 2013 we’ve employed several Woodrow Wilson students and felt they were a natural fit to partner with.”

Applicants were asked to answer the essay question, “How are you terrific in your community?” and submit a financial aid questionnaire. While academic achievement and extracurricular activities were noted, students were encouraged to focus on specific examples of community betterment, and how their involvement influenced their higher academic goals.

David Juan surpassed more than a dozen finalists to win the inaugural scholarship. Juan has been accepted to the University of Texas at Arlington. He is pursuing a degree in architecture following his experience with the 2015 Mayor’s Intern Fellows Program where he worked with a civil engineering/architecture firm, and various volunteer engagements serving the homeless.

“Architecture is a great major because I can work to make my community a better place,” shared Juan. “I want to build affordable homes for those who are not as fortunate.”

Earlier this week Miller met Juan at Woodrow Wilson’s awards ceremony luncheon and presented the “Live Terrific” scholarship to him. “It was such a joy to meet our first scholarship recipient and extend our well wishes to David as he begins his college career,” said Miller.

About Tommy Terrific’s Carwash: 

Growing Dallas-based Tommy Terrific’s Carwash is an express exterior car wash with two locations. Since 2008, the company has washed more than one million cars, employs approximately 40 staff, all earning a living wage, and is independently owned. Tommy Terrific’s Carwash is part of parent company, The Car Wash Companies, which includes full service model, TradeMark Carwash, with locations in Allen and Plano, Texas. More information about Tommy Terrific’s Carwash can be found at

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