SEMA Scholarship Applications Close This Week--Earn Up to $5,000 Before It's Too Late

2022 SEMA Scholarship Program WinnersBy Ashley Reyes

The 2024 SEMA Scholarship application period for students pursuing careers in the automotive or performance parts industries closes this Friday, March 1, at

What is the SEMA Scholarship Program?              

The SEMA Memorial Scholarship Fund supports career development and access to the automotive industry by offering financial awards of up to $5,000 to help foster the next generation of industry leaders and innovators.

What are the eligibility requirements? 

  1. Be a high school senior or 18 years of age at the time of submission.
  2. U.S. or Canadian Citizen (permanent/legal residents are not eligible to apply).
  3. Demonstrate passion for the automotive hobby and career.
  4. Incoming freshmen or continued enrollment in college, university or post-secondary career and technology school in the United States or Canada.
  5. Pursuit of degree or certification that leads to a career in the automotive field. All disciplines welcome.

What are the application requirements? 

  1. Demonstrate passion for the automotive industry in your answers to select questions.
  2. Upload an unofficial transcript or technical training progress report.
  3. Request an online recommendation from your teacher, employer or mentor.

What are the benefits of being selected? 

In addition to financial assistance, scholarship winners have the chance to attend the SEMA Show, providing unparalleled education and networking opportunities through the SEMA Show Student Program. Through the program, students witness the aftermarket industry in action, can participate in a Gear-Up Girl Networking event (exclusively for women students and professionals), and attend a Student Industry Networking Day, where students network with industry leading companies and their employees.

What is the application process? 

Interested applicants can review and complete the scholarship application at before the March 1 deadline. If you know someone who may qualify, share this opportunity with them.