College is expensive. SEMA can help.
Earn up to $5,000 for School.

Every year SEMA helps students pay for their college tuition and SEMA Members pay off their student loans. Students from all academic and technical disciplines that lead to careers in the automotive industry are welcome to apply!
Awards distributed in July.


Check the eligibilty requirements below to see if you qualify.

What are the Scholarship eligibility criteria?

  1. U.S. Citizenship.
  2. Incoming freshmen or continued enrollment in college, university or post-secondary career and technology school in the United States.
  3. Minimum 2.5 GPA.
  4. Pursuit of degree or certification that leads to a career in automotive. All disciplines welcome.
  5. Show your passion for automotive.

What are the Loan Forgiveness eligibility criteria?

  1. SEMA member company employee.
  2. Possess a degree or certificate from a college, university, or career tech school in the United States.
  3. Graduated with minimum 2.5 GPA.
  4. Show your passion for automotive.

Of course, you must put in a little effort to give SEMA a good reason to give you free money!

View Loan Forgiveness Eligibility Requirements

What are the application requirements?

  1. Upload unofficial transcript or technical training progress report.
  2. Request an online recommendation from your teacher, employer or mentor.
  3. Demonstrate passion for the automotive industry in your answers to select questions.
  4. Write a statement of purpose and give us your best in 500 words or less.
View Scholarship Eligibility Requirements

View the 2020 SEMA Scholarship and Loan Forgiveness Award Winners!

The 2021 SEMA Scholarship and Loan Forgiveness Application will open
November 1, 2020.

Questions? Contact Us!
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