SEMA Scholarship Committee

SEMA Memorial Scholarship Fund

Scholarship CommitteeThe SEMA Memorial Scholarship Fund is dedicated to fostering the next generation of automotive aftermarket industry leaders and innovators. Scholarship awards range from $2,000 to $3,000, with $5,000 going to the top student. Applications for the 2016–2017 academic year will launch November 1, 2015. A full year of tuition, valued up to $29,400, will be awarded to one student attending Ohio Technical College (OTC). Assistance is available for career paths in 12 automotive industry disciplines, including accounting, engineering, race car driving/crew administration, information technology, sales/marketing, advertising, manufacturing, design/graphics/photography and transportation.

Invest in the Future of Your Industry—Host a Student at the SEMA Show

Scholarship Committee LogoEfforts to build excitement in the next generation reach a pinnacle during SEMA Show week in a dedicated program for students. The SEMA Show Student Program gives young people a glimpse of the industry as part of the association’s effort to engage the next generation. After completing the qualification process, students attend the Show with their teachers and participate in a series of organized events designed to expand their knowledge of the automotive specialty-equipment industry. This is often an eye-opening experience for students, who may not know how broad the industry is nor have experienced the excitement of the automotive aftermarket.

Engine Auction to Benefit SEMA Scholarship Fund

With the participation of SEMA-member performance parts manufacturers
and legendary engine builder Ed Pink, the SEMA Scholarship Committee
will have a complete dyno-tested 302 Ford engine—based on a Dart block
and cylinder heads—up for auction on eBay concurrent with the upcoming
SEMA Show. Proceeds will benefit the SEMA Memorial Scholarship Fund
. Simultaneously, a customized Dodge Charger and Avenger will also
be auctioned to benefit the SMSF.

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