SEMA Member News—May/June 2012
SEMA Scholarships and Student Programs
Helping the Industry’s Next Generation
SEMA is dedicated to fostering the industry’s next generation of leaders and innovators. Its goal is to expand awareness of the automotive specialty-equipment aftermarket, provide scholarships and loan-forgiveness awards to the best and brightest students and give groups from colleges and universities the opportunity to attend the SEMA Show.
Since 1984, the SEMA Memorial Scholarship Fund has awarded more than $1.5 million in scholarships to more than 600 students who exhibit a passion for cars and trucks.
Scholarship assistance is available for career paths in:
August 1: SEMA Show Student ProgramRegistration Opens
Visit www.SEMA.org/student-program for more information.
SEMA scholarships are available for students pursuing careers in the automotive industry who are working toward two- or four-year degrees. The online application will go live on December 3, 2012.
Past Scholarship Recipient Testimonial
Apply early and apply often. I was blessed to receive a SEMA scholarship, and I am very proud of the recognition from such a highly respected and recognized organization. While I was a bit of a “late bloomer” with respect to college, I learned the importance of passion in what you do. In regard to applying, tell your story, not what you think they want to hear. The people of SEMA are passionate and can recognize genuine passion when it is present. Be yourself. Be proud of where you have come from and what you are.
—David Arnouts, Associate Editor, Autoweek