Automotive Scholarship Applications Now Available

SEMA Member News—March/April 2012

Automotive Scholarship Applications Now Available

By Zan S. Martin

  automotive scholarships, aftermarket jobs, auto careers jobs, auto industry jobs, auto parts jobs
How many of you would like financial help with your education?” While that wasn’t actually the question posed at the SEMA Show Student Program luncheon in November, it would undoubtedly have prompted a similar response. Applications for automotive scholarships are now available through the 2012 SEMA Memorial Scholarship Fund.
   
  automotive scholarships, aftermarket jobs, auto careers jobs, auto industry jobs, auto parts jobs
SEMA Memorial Scholarships are one-time awards that do not have to be paid back. The awards are granted to eligible applicants based on academic achievements, work experience, community involvement, essay content and recommendations. Students may re-apply each year, provided that they still meet the eligibility criteria.

Applications for automotive scholarships are now available through the 2012 SEMA Memorial Scholarship Fund. Students preparing for careers in the automotive or automotive parts industries may be eligible for cash awards ranging from $1,000–$4,000.

“Paying for a high-quality education is a challenge for many people, particularly in today’s tough economy,” said Jamie Eriksen, SEMA education director.

“SEMA is pleased to play a part in helping students prepare for careers in our industry. The specialty-equipment industry is innovative, dynamic and holds many opportunities for the next generation.”

“How many of you would like financial help with your education?” While that wasn’t actually the question posed at the SEMA Show Student Program luncheon in November, it would undoubtedly have prompted a similar response. Applications for automotive scholarships are now available through the 2012 SEMA Memorial Scholarship Fund.

Unlike financial aid and student loans, SEMA Memorial Scholarships are one-time awards that do not have to be paid back. The awards are granted to eligible applicants based on academic achievements, work experience, community involvement, essay content and recommendations. Students may re-apply each year, provided that they still meet the eligibility criteria.

Loan forgiveness awards are also available to recent graduates who are working for SEMA-member companies and are paying off existing student loans. Details and applications for both the scholarships and the loan forgiveness awards are available at www.SEMA.org/scholarships.

Winners will be notified in the summer of 2012. Scholarship payments are sent directly to the student’s college, university, trade or vocational school to help offset the cost of tuition. Loan forgiveness payments are sent directly to the financial institutions.

SEMA Memorial Scholarships are one-time awards that do not have to be paid back. The awards are granted to eligible applicants based on academic achievements, work experience, community involvement, essay content and recommendations. Students may re-apply each year, provided that they still meet the eligibility criteria.

For more information on scholarship eligibility requirements or to access the application, visit www.SEMA.org/scholarships or contact Juliet Marshall or 909-978-6655.

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