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Applications Due Next Week for 2013 SEMA Scholarships

The deadline to submit an application for the SEMA Memorial Scholarship Fund is Friday, March 29.

Nat Danas Scholarship Established

A Nat Danas Scholarship, to be presented annually to students pursuing or advancing a career in the auto trim and restyling industry, has been established as part of the SEMA Memorial Scholarship Fund with an endowment of $58,000. The announcement was made by the Nat Danas Scholarship Committee at the SEMA Industry Awards Banquet, held during the 2012 SEMA Show in Las Vegas.

Leo Kagan Scholarship Established for Female Industry Pioneers

The Leo Kagan Scholarship has been established as part of the SEMA Memorial Scholarship Fund—a group that promotes industry leadership by
supporting the educational efforts of current and future automotive professionals.

eBay Partners With Source Interlink to Build Four Vehicles for 2012 SEMA Show

Here’s a different spin on the project-car theme: eBay, in association with Source Interlink Media (SIM), has partnered with four garages to build four distinctly different vehicles. As the four are being completed, they are being voted on by visitors to a build-specific website (, where they will ultimately choose their favorite.

2012 SEMA Scholarship Fund Charity Engine Auction Set

The SEMA Scholarship Committee has announced that it will once again be auctioning an engine on eBay in conjunction with the 2012 SEMA Show to benefit the SEMA Memorial Scholarship Fund (SMSF).

Now Underway: SEMA Mustang Build Powered by Women

For this year’s SEMA Show, Ford Motor Co. and SEMA have teamed up on a unique project: the SEMA Mustang Build Powered by Women. Under the direction of the SEMA Businesswomen’s Network (SBN) and built entirely by SBN members, the project is designed to shine the light on women working in the automotive aftermarket and encourage more women to pursue careers in the industry.

Team Finalized for SEMA Mustang Build Powered By Women

The all-female build team is now finalized for the SEMA Mustang Build Powered by Women. Starting in July at Source Interlink Media’s Southern California headquarters, the team of technicians, enthusiasts and industry personnel will work together to customize the ’13 Ford Mustang GT donated by Ford Motor Co.—the title sponsor of the project.

SEMA Memorial Scholarship Fund Announces Awards

Dedicated to fostering the next generation of automotive aftermarket industry leaders and innovators, the SEMA Memorial Scholarship Fund awarded a total of $130,000 to 69 scholarship recipients for 2012, and $15,000 was awarded to 15 loan-forgiveness recipients. Over the life of the fund, $1.5 million has gone to 1,000 deserving students since it was started in 1984.

"High Gear" Concept Chosen for First-Ever SEMA Mustang Build Powered by Women

Thousands of fans voted for a satin black luxury Mustang concept in the first-ever SEMA Mustang Build Powered by Women.

Scholarship Recipient Daryl Green Helps Students Answer the Question, "Where Do I Start?"

SEMA's Education Institute (SEI) recently interviewed 2008 SEMA Memorial Scholarship Fund recipient Daryl Green, who is currently working at Retro USA as a design engineer.
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