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Automotive Hall of Fame in Dearborn, Michigan serves as administrator for a number of annual automotive scholarships.  Eligibility requires interest and aptitude in qualified automotive disciplines.  Financially needy students are given special consideration when they are enrolled full-time at accredited universities or colleges.  Scholarships are put-forth for incoming freshman and upper-level undergraduate students, but all candidates must maintain the 3.0 GPA standard to qualify for the funds.

Alliance of Automotive Service Providers is a national industry association with local affiliates.  The organization’s educational efforts include scholarships and grants that are issued by state chapters.  In Minnesota, automotive career students received $16,000 during the 2012-2013 school year.  Each award, worth $1000, helped offset tuition expenses for a 2nd year automotive student.  Funding for the scholarships is generated through fundraising efforts and public/private partnerships.

Car-related companies are generous student aid benefactors.  Automotive retailers pay scholarship dividends to aspiring industry professionals. While they are not necessarily automotive study-specific, they provide great sources of funding for trade students pursuing industry degrees.

CARQUEST awards four annual scholarships worth $1,000 each to technicians and their family members.  Additionally, employees of the company are eligible for education scholarships that can be applied to full-time tuition in automotive courses of study and other degree programs.

AutoZone awards scholarships valued at $2,500 each to fifteen students every year. Qualified applicants are graduating high school seniors that are employed by AutoZone, or are dependents of someone who has worked for the company for at least one year. Community service, scholastic achievement, extracurricular school activities and leadership qualities are among the criteria used to determine winners.


Universal Technical Institutes supports and encourages technical education through its UTI Foundation.  Students enrolled in auto industry disciplines like automotive repair, collision repair, motorcycle mechanics, marine repair and NASCAR programs benefit from scholarships, grants and career development initiatives put forth by the foundation.  These UTI student aid resources address a variety of schooling expenses:

Advanced Training Scholarships are specifically designed for students who need to transfer to another UTI campus for elective classes or Manufacturer Specific Advanced Training (MSAT).  A minimum of five $1000 scholarships are issued each month, to be applied to relocation expenses including travel, rent and utilities.

The Bridgestone/Firestone Technical Scholarship targets financially needy students attending the Sacramento, Rancho Cucamonga, Avondale or Orlando UTI campuses. One award worth $2000 is granted by each school, for each educational enrollment period.

William Burke Student Support Fund issues a single scholarship each year, to a student enrolled in the Motorcycle Mechanics Institute’s Early Model Program.  The specialized award applies to the Orlando, FL campus, and is worth $1,100 annually. [auto student scholarships]

A Partnership between UTI and Toyota Motor Sales matches scholarship dollars provided by the Cabito family.  The Albert Cabito fund provides one $2000 scholarship each quarter to students enrolled at UTI or NTI automotive campuses.

Military Veterans Support Grants worth up to $750 are disbursed to veterans who are under financial duress sufficient to slow their access to automotive education.  Funds can be used for school costs, relocation, and other education related expenses like rent and utilities.

Nissan North America, Nissan Neighbors and the UTI Foundation partner with Nissan and Infiniti dealers to fund scholarships for students interested in completing the Nissan Automotive Technical Training Program.  The full-tuition scholarships are worth $5000 each, and can be applied to program requirements at NASCAR Tech, Houston, Orlando and Sacramento UTI campuses.

Dozens of other financial aid opportunities result from UTI/private sector partnerships that put forth jointly sponsored financial aid for automotive students.  Individual UTI campuses provide up to date information about specific programs.

The Automotive Women’s Alliance Foundation (AWA) provides scholarship opportunities for women entering educational programs related to the international automotive industry. Engineering and design students at all collegiate levels are eligible for student aid that supports all aspects of the automotive field.  The scholarship money can be applied to offset $2,500 worth of tuition costs and pay for other university fees.  Women benefit from these additional gender-specific scholarships.

The Automotive Service Councils of California Educational Foundation offers scholarships to students pursuing careers in automotive specialties.  High school graduates that plan to attend  technical or vocational schools, and undergraduates who are already studying automotive fields are eligible to apply. Qualified candidates are California residents that have overall grade point averages above 2.0,  and meet a a 3.0 GPA standard in their automotive classes.

The Automotive Parts and Service Association of Illinois (APSA) offers six scholarships worth $500 each to students interested in the automotive aftermarket industry. Candidates are Illinois residents that have member-sponsors willing to submit APSA letters of recommendation on their behalves.  In addition, students who apply must have high school diplomas or GED equivalents, and be enrolled full-time in accredited school study-tracks. Eligible applicants are reviewed based on scholastic achievement and financial need. Scholarship winners can reapply for up to four years, provided eligibility conditions are maintained.

The Women in Automotive Scholarship Award

The Women in Automotive Scholarship Award is being offered by Car Cover World. Applicants must be female and must be enrolled in an undergraduate or graduate automotive-related degree program from an American college, university, or community college. Winners will receive $1000 amount.

High School Senior Scholarship Program

Automotive Training Center is offering High School Senior Scholarship Program. Brightest technicians or high school seniors are consider being eligible. Each year, ATC awards over $200,000 in institutional/tuition scholarships to those who are eligible.

Mercedes-Benz Japan Co., Ltd. Internship

Mercedes-Benz Japan Co., Ltd is offering Mercedes-Benz Japan Co., Ltd. Internship. Automobile industry individuals who want to work in an intercultural environment Study of technology, economy, language or business administration consider being eligible.

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Chevrolet Classics Club Automotive Scholarships - This could be the right scholarship for you if you are interested in auto technology. The requirements for this scholarship are not difficult. You simply deliver your application (completed), and send along two letters of recommendation. Include your academic transcript and an essay that describes your accomplishments and goals.

Honda Scholarships - Applicants for this scholarship must be female, and the money awarded goes to those with no professional background, but with financial challenges. The amount of these scholarships is $1,000 each. You must be a United States citizen and a member of the Society of Women Engineers (SWE).

California – Hawaii Elks Association Automotive Scholarships- These scholarships are worth $1,000 each and offered by the California and Hawaii Elks Association in Fresno, CA. You may be eligible for these funds if you are a resident of Hawaii or California and a US citizen. You should be planning the pursuit of a technical or vocations study course after high school or prep school. You do not have to have a high school diploma yet, to pursue this scholarship. Ineligibility will result if you plan to go into a bachelor’s program after you complete your vocational study.

Ford Motor Automotive Scholarship- This scholarship is designed for students who maintain a 3.5 to 4.0 Grade Point Average (GPA). It will allow you to get an important study certificate in the automotive field. Learning with Ford gives you a chance to see cutting edge technology. This car company awards $1,000 for students who meet their requirements. You can get more information about requirements at the SWE website.
Medallion Fund Automotive Scholarships- The award amount varies on these New Hampshire Charitable Foundation scholarships from the Concord, NH foundation. You may be eligible if you are enrolling in a technical or vocational program that is accredited, and which will not lead to any advanced or bachelor’s degrees in the automotive field.

Bridgestone/ Firestone Automotive Scholarships- These scholarships are sponsored by a trust fund set up by Bridgestone/Firestone. It gives eligible students financial help in obtaining an Automotive Technology Certificate of Completion. If you are the first in your family to go to college and/or have financial needs, you will be seriously considered. Your GPA must be 2.5 or higher. Check their website for more information.

Paul Dionne Scholarship- This scholarship is offered by Portland Community College and the $1,750 is awarded if students meet these requirements: Maintain a GPA of 2.5, major in automotive collision repair, plan to be a full time student and have completed a full 12 credits from PCC at the end of the winter term. The PCC website has additional information.
Daimler Chrysler Automotive Scholarships- Daimler Chrysler provides welcome financial help for qualified students who are studying in the Automotive Technology program (CAP). The scholarships aim to help students in achieving their higher education goal. To qualify, you must be already enrolled in a recognized Auto Technology program, and possess good references for your academic achievements. Find more information here.

AutoZone Auto Scholarship- This scholarship gives $2,500 to 15 students each year. You may qualify for them if you are a graduating HS senior employed by AutoZone or if your parents have worked for AutoZone for more than a year. The criteria used to choose winners include leadership qualities, extracurricular school activities, scholastic achievement and community service. There is additional information on this website.

Technology Program Automotive Scholarships - To qualify for this program, you must be attending school full time in Automotive Technology. You’ll need a 2.5 GPA and you’ll be more likely to be awarded one of these scholarships if you also show financial need. You should be highly interested in auto technology and provide teachers’ letters of recommendation. Read more here.

CARQUEST Automotive Technology Scholarships- CARQUEST offers four $1,000 scholarships per year to technicians of the company and members of their families. Employees are also eligible for scholarships that may be applied to your full-time tuition in auto courses and other programs with degrees.

Automotive Booster Club International Scholarship- This scholarship is a good choice for students who want to continue their education in the field of automotive technology. If you wish to be considered, you will need to fill out your full application and submit it. You will also need to send an education transcript and attach two letters of recommendation. Here is a site with more information.

Advanced Training Automotive Scholarships- These scholarships are designed specifically for those students who are transferring from one Universal Technical Institute (UTI) campus to another. This can be for elective classes or for their Manufacturer Specific Advanced Trainings (MSATs). Five scholarships of $1,000 are awarded monthly, and help to pay for relocation expenses like rent, travel and utilities.