Scholarship applications for the 2016 SEMA Memorial Scholarship Fund are now being accepted. Here are the recipients selected for the 2015 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 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.
The SEMA Mustang Build—Powered by Women, launched by the SEMA Businesswomen’s Network (SBN), spotlights women working in the automotive aftermarket and encourages women to pursue careers in the industry. Ford Motor Co. donated a ’13 Mustang GT for the project to be modified entirely by SBN members.
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.
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.
While submissions are accepted any time before the Show (October 30–November 2), manufacturers that return their ESRAs with deposits by April 27 will have greater opportunities to collaborate with Show organizers and participate in the Priority Booth Selection Process. The selection process is the first opportunity exhibitors have to select the actual location of their SEMA Show booths.
SEMA's Education Institute (SEI) recently interviewed 2010 SEMA
Memorial Scholarship Fund recipient David Arnouts, who is currently
working at Autoweek as associate editor. Arnouts shared some thoughts
about what fuels his enthusiasm for motorsports and provided advice for
students applying for scholarships and for those just beginning a career
in the automotive industry.