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techdirections - March 2017

Automotive Scholarship Opportunities

2017-03-04 00:55:19

Automotive Hall of Fame Educational Fund Scholarships The program has specific scholarships for incoming freshmen and upper-level undergraduate students. All of the scholarships are based on financial needs and with the usual minimum GPA requirement of 3.0. To be eligible for a scholarship you must: Submit a completed application form indicating a sincere interest in an automotive career. Provide an official transcript of all academic work. Submit two letters of recommendation supporting your automotive interests. Submit a letter of acceptance for an associate, bachelor, or masters program. Be accepted at an accredited college, university, or trade school within the United States at the time of application. Students attending a technical training school may also apply (trade school should equal a two-year associate program). Student must be a United States citizen or in the United States on a Student Visa, enrolled full-time, and have 3.0 GPA or higher. To download the application, visit: www.automotivehalloffame.org/education/scholarships SEMA Memorial Scholarship Fund The SEMA Memorial Scholarship Fund is dedicated to fostering the next generation of automotive aftermarket industry leaders and innovators. Scholarship awards range from $2,000–$3,000, with $5,000 going to the top student. All winners will be invited to attend the annual SEMA Show. For students attending Ohio Technical College (OTC): a full-year of tuition, valued up to $29,400, will be awarded to one student! The current minimum eligibility requirements are as follows. A student must: Be a U.S. citizen enrolled full-time in a program of study at an accredited university, college, or postsec-ondary vocational/technical program located within the United States, at the time of application. (Permanent/ legal residents and high school students are not eligible to apply.) If currently attending a four-year accredited university or college, have completed a minimum of 50 credit hours OR If currently attending a two-year accredited community college or vocational/technical program, have completed a minimum of 25 credit hours OR If currently attending an accredited automotive training certification program, have half of total curriculum requirements/classroom hours completed. If pursuing a Master’s, post-baccalaureate or doctorate degree, provide proof of acceptance or proof of enrollment in a graduate program. Have a minimum 2.5 grade point average. Be pursuing studies leading to a career in the automotive industry or related field. Remain enrolled as a full-time student in the first academic term following receipt of the award. Scholarship Application “to Do” list: Provide unofficial school transcripts Provide one letter of recommendation: From a postsecondary teacher, administrator, or guidance counselor, someone who is familiar with your academic performance. (A letter from a relative or friend will not be accepted.) The recommendation must be submitted online; a document may not be uploaded or mailed. Provide two 250-word essays in response to the following questions: a. Why do you want to pursue a career in the automotive aftermarket? What do you feel you can contribute to this industry? b. The automotive aftermarket is driven by the passion of the people in it. What drives you? What inspires you? Why should you be awarded a SEMA Memorial Scholarship? Optional: You have the option to upload a drawing, sketch, or other material that supports your application or helps to express your individuality. Provide personal background information: academic activities, community service, extracurricular activities, automotive-related activities, honors and awards, applicant work experience, and military experience. To apply for a 2018 scholarship, visit sema.org/ scholarships. National Consortium for Graduate Degrees AACA Automotive technology Scholarship Five cash scholarships, with varying requirements, are available. They include: Susquehannock Region Automotive Technology Scholarship AACA Young People’s Award AACA Scholarship Louise Bianchi Chiotti Memorial Scholarship Award AACA John & Janet Ricketts Leadership Scholarship Details for all of them can be found at aaca.org/ scholarships.html.

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