SEMA Scholarship Application Deadline Quickly Approaches

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
March 05, 2009

Contact: Della Domingo
909/396-0289, ext. 130
dellad@sema.org

Unique Scholarship Program Assists College and Vocational Students, As Well As Graduates

Diamond Bar, Calif. (March 05, 2009) - The deadline for the 2009 SEMA Memorial Scholarship Fund (SMSF) is quickly approaching. All applications are due April 1, 2009, 5:00 p.m. (Pacific Time).

For 25 years SMSF has provided financial assistance to students who attend colleges, universities, trade or vocational schools and who are pursuing careers in the automotive aftermarket. Since the beginning, SMSF had awarded over 700 students more than $1 million in scholarship funds, and Loan Forgiveness Scholarships to any college graduate with outstanding student loans who are currently employed by a SEMA-member company.

In 2008, SEMA awarded scholarships of $1,000 to $4,000 to nearly 100 applicants.

To apply for the 2009 scholarship, applicants must visit www.SEMA.org/scholarships to access the new online application.  The online application process was set up to make the process easier for applicants.

To learn more about the SEMA Memorial Scholarship Fund and to obtain an application, visit www.sema.org/scholarships.

About SEMA

SEMA, the Specialty Equipment Market Association founded in 1963, represents the $38.1 billion specialty automotive industry of 7,358 member-companies. It is the authoritative source for research, data, trends and market growth information for the specialty auto parts industry. The industry provides appearance, performance, comfort, convenience and technology products for passenger and recreational vehicles. For more information, contact SEMA at 1575 S. Valley Vista Dr., Diamond Bar, CA 91765, tel: 909/396-0289, or visit www.sema.org  and www.enjoythedrive.com.

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