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Auctions Bring in Nearly $57,000 for SEMA Memorial Scholarship Fund

Dozens of Sponsors Take Part in Ford Mustang Build and Ed Pink Engine Project Two projects have brought nearly $57,000 to the SEMA Memorial Scholarship Fund, which is dedicated to fostering the next generation of automotive leaders and innovators. Proceeds from two auctions will help provide assistance to university, college and trade-school students seeking careers in the automotive industry. The SEMA Mustang Build—Powered by Women and a custom engine to be built by Ed Pink Racing Engines were sold on eBay through Auction Cause, with parts and labor supplied by dozens of automotive businesses.

SEMA News—February 2013

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Auctions Bring in Nearly $57,000 for SEMA Memorial Scholarship Fund

Dozens of Sponsors Take Part in Ford Mustang Build and Ed Pink Engine Project

Leo Kagan Scholarship Established

SEMA recently established the Leo Kagan Scholarship as part of the SEMA Memorial Scholarship Fund, which promotes industry leadership by supporting the educational efforts of current and future automotive professionals.

SEMA News—December 2012

INDUSTRY NEWS

WD-40 Co. and Chip Foose Partner for Second Year to Design Two Charity Trucks, New Collectible Cans

Two of the biggest names in the automotive world are teaming up again, this time with Source Interlink Media, to build two trucks that will benefit good causes and to create new, limited-edition WD-40 Smart Straw cans that feature some of Chip Foose’s classic vehicle designs.

SEMA News—November 2012

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SBN Mustang Gets Custom Paint Job and More

For those of you just tuning in to this historical project, Ford Motor Co. donated a ’13 Mustang GT to SEMA and the SEMA Businesswomen’s Network (SBN), and the vehicle is being modified entirely by SBN members. The project is designed to shine the light on women working in the automotive aftermarket and to encourage more women to pursue careers in the industry.

SEMA News—October 2012

SBN Mustang Gets Custom Paint Job and More

   
   
For those of you just tuning in to this historical project, Ford Motor Co. donated a ’13 Mustang GT to SEMA and the SEMA Businesswomen’s Network (SBN), and the vehicle is being modified entirely by SBN members.

First-Ever SEMA Mustang Build Powered by Women

Announced in May, the SEMA Mustang Build Powered by Women is a collaboration between Ford Motor Co. and SEMA. Lead by the SEMA Businesswomen’s Network (SBN) a ’13 Mustang GT donated by Ford will be completely modified utilizing the contest-winning design from start to finish by women. Beginning with three concepts developed by female designers and concluding with women volunteers performing the hands-on modifications, the project is meant to shine the light on females working in the automotive aftermarket and encourage more women to pursue careers in the industry.

SEMA Member News—July/August 2012  

First-Ever SEMA Mustang Build Powered by Women

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Announced in May, the SEMA Mustang Build Powered by Women is a collaboration between Ford Mot

SEMA Scholarships and Student Programs

SEMA is dedicated to fostering the industry’s next generation of leaders and innovators. Its goal is to expand awareness of the automotive specialty-equipment aftermarket, provide scholarships and loan-forgiveness awards to the best and brightest students and give groups from colleges and universities the opportunity to attend the SEMA Show.

SEMA Member News—May/June 2012 

SEMA Scholarships and Student Programs

Helping the Industry’s Next Generation

Catching Up With SEMA Scholarship Winner Kyle Morgan

Through the SEMA Memorial Scholarship Fund (SMSF), the association helps prepare the next generation of the automotive workforce for today's competitive market through financial assistance for students attending various universities, colleges, and/or vocational schools in the United States. In fact, the fund has yielded more than $1.5 million in scholarships since 1984.

SEMA Show YEN Scholarship Recap

During the 2011 SEMA Show, the Young Executives Network (YEN) initiated a new program. The SEMA Show YEN Scholarship Program brought three young professionals to the annual trade show through a program aimed to help fund individuals’ travel expenses. The “scholarship” was made available to only SEMA- and YEN-member company employees who were under the age of 40. Participants were asked to participate in specific Show events (the Industry Awards Banquet, the YEN reception, educational seminars, etc.) as part of their obligation to SEMA and their employers.

SEMA Member News—March/ April 2012

SEMA Show YEN Scholarship Recap

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Automotive Scholarship Applications Now Available

Applications for automotive scholarships are now available through the 2012 SEMA Memorial Scholarship Fund. Students preparing for careers in the automotive or automotive parts industries may be eligible for cash awards ranging from $1,000–$4,000. “Paying for a high-quality education is a challenge for many people, particularly in today’s tough economy,” said Jamie Eriksen, SEMA education director. “SEMA is pleased to play a part in helping students prepare for careers in our industry. The specialty-equipment industry is innovative, dynamic and holds many opportunities for the next generation.”

SEMA Member News—March/April 2012

Automotive Scholarship Applications Now Available

By Zan S. Martin

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